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Personal Financial Planning

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

Degrees registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. include:  a graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning; an Applied Master’s Degree; and a joint JD/MS in cooperation with the School of Law. Financial planning course work could also be completed as a doctoral program that is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc.

Certificates Offered

Contact Information

Personal Financial Planning Department
College of Human Environmental Sciences
239 Stanley Hall