Each graduate degree programs course lasts eight weeks, with the exception of the Communication & Research (COM 500) course, which lasts three weeks, and the Capstone course, which lasts sixteen weeks. The average amount of time our graduate degree students spend studying is between 10 to 15 hours per week.
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To provide you with feedback on your progress in the graduate degree program and to assist you with course selection, you are assigned an academic and enrollment advisor. Your advisors can assist you with questions about course content.
The study materials may include textbooks, case studies, online resources, and other readings. The selections are tailored to each course and cover even the most current relevant issues.
You may purchase your required or recommended textbooks at www.cfpbooks.com.
The College publishes a quarterly electronic newsletter, The GDP Bulletin. It contains news about the graduate degree programs and the College for Financial Planning including tuition, course and policy updates, and information about faculty and staff.
If you are enrolled in the graduate degree programs, you should receive this publication each session by e-mail. If you do not currently receive The GDP Bulletin, e-mail the Student Services Center to subscribe.
You can view the current edition, as well as back issues in the Press Room.