Master's In Financial Planning Online Liberty University
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 50% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Oct 21, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Combine Your Interest in Business with a Passion for Planning in Our Online Master’s in Finance – Financial Planning Degree

Preparing for financial security means knowing how to plan for life’s realities and surprises. If business, finance, working with the public, planning, and strategizing interest you, then a career in Financial Planning might be perfect for you!  We can help you reach your goal of becoming a financial planner by completing our online Master’s in Finance degree, with a specialization in Financial Planning.

Following the market crash of 2008 and the Great Recession, credible financial planners became more important than ever. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*, the job outlook for personal financial advisors is bright. In fact, 15 percent growth is expected from 2016-2026, and the BLS* also notes a master’s degree and certification may improve your chances for advancement in the field.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Why Choose Liberty University’s Online Master’s in Finance – Financial Planning Degree?

We are pleased to offer our Master’s in Finance – Financial Planning degree 100% online, which means you can earn your college degree from the comfort of your home and on your schedule. Liberty University is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC), so you can rest assured that your degree will stand out on your resume and provide the credentials you need to be successful in the field of Financial Planning.

Liberty’s mission is to Train Champions for Christ, and to fulfill this mission, each course in our Financial Planning degree is taught from a Christian worldview by seasoned professors who see each student as part of that mission.

Benefits of Choosing Liberty University’s Master’s in Finance

To create a well-rounded and rewarding educational experience while pursuing a Master’s in Finance online, Liberty University is continually seeking new advancements and methodologies to improve and promote successful career outcomes. As a result, you will benefit from:

  • Increased job opportunities in the vast field of finance.

  • Experienced professors who have gained mastery of the content from first-hand experiences.

  • Transfer in up to 50% of your required classes from another accredited college.

What Will You Learn in our Online Master’s in Finance – Financial Planning Degree?

Master’s degrees in finance, and specifically in financial planning, provide students with the skills they need to save people money, plan for retirement, and protect their wealth. The curriculum in our financial planning master’s degree is relevant and practical, providing training in tax and estate planning, personal investment management, and retirement benefits, to name a few. We know that you might have a schedule that is so busy you wonder how you can fit in earning a college degree. Our program is flexible and affordable, making it more attainable for you to reach your goals.

You might also be interested in our Master of Business Administration in Finance or one of the other specializations in our Master of Science in Finance degree.

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Program Highlights for our Finance Master’s Online Degree

  • By earning your Master of Science in Finance degree online from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our Master of Science in Finance degree online has not increased in four straight years. While many other colleges offering Finance degrees online have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You will have access to a wide variety of online resources through Liberty University’s library portal throughout your pursuit of obtaining a Master of Science in Finance degree online.
  • Finish your Master’s in Finance degree online in as little as one year!
  • You will be able to personalize your degree to fit your schedule and needs best.

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  • Project Management – Liberty University’s online Master’s in Project Management degree seeks to attract people who understand the importance of finding and creating strategic solutions to achieve desired goals. Throughout this Project Management degree program, you will be given advanced studies in planning, scheduling, communication, negotiation, and leadership.
  • Accounting – Liberty University’s Master’s Degree in Accounting (also known in the industry as the MACC) is ACBSP accredited and 100% online. Liberty’s MACC online program is designed to prepare you with critical knowledge and skills in business concepts for a successful accounting career. The online Accounting Master’s degree will provide content toward the 150 hours required to sit for the CPA exam and train you in the excellent oral and written skills needed for the accounting field, ensuring that you graduate with a well-rounded degree.

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Potential Career Options with our Online Master’s in Finance – Financial Planning

Following the completion of our online Master’s in Finance – Financial Planning degree, you can seek out opportunities for careers in some of the following areas:

  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Private/Corporate Investment Researcher
  • Private Wealth Manager

Admission Requirements for Our Online Master’s Degree in Finance

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official College Transcripts if available
  • Unofficial college transcripts can be accepted with a completed official transcript request form.**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.