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 email@example.com. If you are interested in the Resident MS or Certificate programs, please contact Starla Ivey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An online master’s degree in personal financial planning from MU can help you support individuals and families in achieving and sustaining economic security. If you want to prepare for the rigorous national CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ examination and become a CFP® professional, this may be the degree for you.
The program enables students to meet the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. education requirement.
Official nameMaster of science in personal financial planning
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources | Division of Applied Social Sciences
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*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.
This program has potential benefits for
- Financial analysts
- Loan officers
- Personal financial advisers
- Social and community service managers
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 one or two classes each semester and finish in two years.
Course work includes
- Estate planning
- Household economics and finance
- Housing and real estate
- Retirement planning
- Risk management
- Tax planning
Typical program length2 years
Typical course load1 or 2 classes each semester
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.