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Individuals and families today bear an ever-growing responsibility for achieving and sustaining financial and economic success across their life span. Never has there been a greater need for well-trained professionals who can help individuals and families make informed and effective financial and economic decisions. In addition, research that helps to evaluate and recommend public policies that influence the economic opportunities and futures of individuals and families is in high demand.

Graduate course work in Personal Financial Planning at the University of Missouri analyzes household and consumer economic conditions and behavior, evaluating the interrelationships between households and markets with a focus on improving social policy. Students’ programs are designed to develop professional competencies and interests. A resident doctoral and two masters programs are available. Online graduate offerings may be viewed at

Degrees Offered

Personal Financial Planning, Master of Science

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Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: April 1 (February 1 for assistantship application)
Spring deadline: October 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours

Minimum Language Requirements

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Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Personal Financial Planning Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of personal objective why you want to pursue an advance degree and how it will further your career
  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • 2-minute video to show who you are, why you want to pursue MS degree in Mizzou PFP, and what your career goals are.

Personal Financial Planning, Graduate Certificate

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Stand Alone:  Yes  

Total Credit Hours:  18 

Certificate description: Students may earn a Certificate in Personal Financial Planning in this resident, non-degree, post-baccalaureate CFP® Board registered program. Graduate coursework in Personal Financial Planning at the University of Missouri analyzes household and consumer economic conditions and behavior, economic and social policy and the interrelationships among these elements. The Certificate focuses just on the education needed to sit for the CFP® exam.

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