Personal financial planning
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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements:

  • Complete a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education 
  • GRE not required 
  • If your native language is not English, one of the following: 
    • TOEFL 80 (internet-based)
    • IELTS 6.5
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 59
    • Cambridge C1 Advanced 180

Application dates

Submit your application in time for the following dates

    To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
    Fall July 15 August
    Spring Nov. 15 January
    Summer April 15 June

    Gather your papers

    Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

    • Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
    • Current résumé or vita
    • Statement of purpose and professional objectives
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or C1 Advanced score reports for applicants whose native language is not English. For information on sending test scores, visit the Graduate School website.

    Complete the online application

    Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

    • Upload the above documents in the online application
    • Degree/delivery: Graduate Certificate- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
    • Academic program: Personal Financial Planning (Grad Cert)
    • Application fee: $40.00

    Application fee waiver questions: Contact MU Graduate Admissions with questions via 573-882-6311 or (800)-877-6312 or via email at

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    Learn more about this program

    This program is administered by the Division of Applied Social Sciences

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