The Master of Financial Planning & Analytics (MFPA) is designed to develop the next generation of financial professionals. Built on UVU’s nationally ranked PFP program, the MFPA degree offers:

  •  Professional certification tracks (CFP® or CFA® )
    • Advanced Planning track
    • Full-time: 1 year (Fall start only)
    • Part-time 2 year (Fall & Spring start)
  • A flexible schedule with hybrid class options
  • And more

 The Woodbury School of Business is accredited by AACSB, globally recognized as a mark of a quality business education. Students are able to take classes part-time or full-time, allowing you to work while pursuing the program. 


Submit your online application in accordance with the application requirements by one of the following review deadlines:

Fall Application Deadlines:

Spring Application Deadlines

  • Priority Application Deadline - April 1

  • Priority Application Deadline - August 1

  • Regular Application Deadline - May 1

  • Regular Application Deadline - October 1

  • Final Application Deadline - July 15

  • Final Application Deadline - November 15


Please note that applications cannot be submitted after the final deadline. It is always best to apply early.

Scholarship Application Deadline- June 30 (must be accepted into program to apply)


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UVU’s Wolverine Fund team, comprised of some of our brightest Financial Planning students, gain hands-on experience managing big money in venture capital.

UVU’s Wolverine Fund team, comprised of some of our brightest Financial Planning students, gain hands-on experience managing big money in venture capital.


Admissions Criteria + Online Application + Interview + Final Decision

Learn about the admissions criteria you need to meet before applying, what information you will need to submit a successful application, how to prepare for the interview, and how you will be notified of the final decision.


Applicants are expected to meet the following criteria:

  1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution
  2. Minimum overall undergraduate GPA 3.0
  3. "B" grade or higher in each prerequisite course (if prerequisites are applicable)

More on Admissions

Admission to the MFPA program is competitive. Meeting the minimum requirements above does not guarantee admission. Students with degrees from an accredited school of business as well as students from other majors (ex. psychology, family sciences among others) would benefit greatly from a master’s program like the MFPA.  Check out our student profile page (COMING SOON).

Historically, women have been underrepresented in finance-related occupations due to the comparatively rigid lifestyles of finance professionals. Women often choose professions with more pliant work schedules. The finance industry has begun to incorporate changes in technology permitting a remarkable work & lifestyle balance. There are also many opportunities in the form of private scholarships encouraging women to become a part of the financial industry.

People with financial skills are in high demand and typically claim a compensation premium. The average first year total compensation is expected to be between $78,000 and 106,000, depending upon location.  A typical entry level salary as a Financial Analyst is $85,660 per year, and a similar entry level salary can be expected for a Personal Financial Advisor starting at $87,850 per year based on data from the U.S. Bereau Labor of Statistics.

Prerequisite Courses

Prior to being admitted to the MFPA program these pre-requisites must be completed:

Each prerequisite course must have a "B" grade or higher in order to fulfill the admission criteria.


Course Prefix and Number Title Credit Hours
FIN 3100  Principles of Finance 3
MGMT 2340 Statistics 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 3

* Substitutions for any of the above three UVU undergraduate courses would need to be pre-approved by the Academic Director of the MFPA program.

Will the Master of Financial Planning and Analytics meet the educational requirements for the professional credential in the state or US territory you might choose to live during or after completing your UVU degree? Visit the UVU Professional Licensure website to learn more!  

"Women in this industry tend to drive a more inclusive way of leading."

The greatest attribute for women in this profession is communication skills, which includes the ability to read body language and nonverbal cues, good listening skills, and effective displays of emphasizing fresh ideas to customers.

Learn more about student resources we have to offer for Women and Mothers in our program.

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