A master of science degree in accounting and financial planning proves to employers — and clients — that you will provide competent and ethical financial planning services. It sets you up for a successful career in a growing field.

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) has certified our financial planning programs, including the master’s program, and has noted our student-centered approach to teaching financial planning courses.


Click to view course requirements for the Master of Science in Accounting & Financial Planning (CPA + CFP).

Core Accounting Courses (15 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
ACC 6003ACC 603Corporate Taxation3
ACC 6103ACC 613Business, Law & Ethics for Accountants3
ACC 6205ACC 625Principles of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination3
ACC 6303ACC 633Nonprofit and Government Accounting3
ACC 6403ACC 643Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting3

Financial Planning Curriculum (21 credits)

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
FIN 6000FIN 600Introduction to Financial Planning3
FIN 6100FIN 610Tax Management and Strategy3
FIN 6200FIN 620Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning3
FIN 6300FIN 630Risk Management & Insurance Planning3
FIN 6400FIN 640Principles of Estate Planning3
FIN 6500FIN 650Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management3
FIN 6600FIN 660Capstone in Financial Planning3