Personal financial planning
How to apply

Graduate certificate University of Missouri
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Mizzou

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.

How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements:

  • Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
  • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 180.
  • GRE scores are not required.

Application dates

Submit your application in time.

    To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
    Fall April 1 August
    Spring Oct. 1 January

    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.
    • Three letters of recommendation from three professionals who can attest to your critical thinking, analytical and writing skills, demonstrating your potential as a graduate student and professional.
    • A 2-minute video about to show about who you are, what your career goals are and why you want to pursue a graduate certificate in personal financial planning at Mizzou.
    • Résumé or CV.
    • Statement of purpose outlining your career goals.
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or C1 Advanced score reports for applicants whose native language is not English. For information on sending test scores, visit the Grad School website.

    Learn more about this program

    This program is administered by the Division of Applied Social Sciences
    Program contact