Personal financial planning

Graduate certificate University of Missouri
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Important: Not accepting applications

Due to recent administrative changes, starting Fall 2021, we are not accepting new students into the GPIDEA Distance program. We are exploring options and hope to provide online graduate programs again in near future. Meanwhile, we encourage those interested in a distance certificate or master’s program to contact the GPIDEA program coordinator at alliance@ksu.edu. If you are interested in the Resident MS or Certificate programs, please contact Starla Ivey at iveysl@missouri.edu.

Overview

An online graduate certificate in personal financial planning from MU can help you support individuals and families in achieving and sustaining economic stability. If you want to prepare for the rigorous national CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ examination and become a CFP® professional, this may be the certificate for you.

The program enables students to meet the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. education requirement.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in personal financial planning

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources | Division of Applied Social Sciences

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

18

Estimated cost

$10,619.82

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Career prospects

Potential careers

  • Financial analysts
  • Loan officers
  • Personal financial advisers
  • Social and community service managers
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
3.48%
Employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$87,000
Median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based and offered by multiple universities taking part in the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. Depending on which university is teaching your course that semester, your courses may have different start and finish dates.

Students typically take two classes each semester and finish in one year.

Course work includes

  • Employee benefits
  • Estate planning
  • Investment planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Risk management
  • Tax planning

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

Varies

Typical course load

Varies if full time or part time

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Great Plains IDEA

Great Plains IDEA is a consortium of 19 universities offering fully online graduate programs and courses in agriculture disciplines. Students apply to and are admitted by one university, enroll in all of their courses through that university and graduate from that university. However, the online courses are taught by faculty in the discipline from several universities.

Learn more about Great Plains IDEA.

 

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Division of Applied Social Sciences