Kansas State University

Global Campus

Personal Financial Planning


1615 Anderson Avenue

Manhattan, KS 66502

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning, PhD in Personal Financial Planning, MS in Personal Financial Planning, Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning, Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning, Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning

Format: Online

Program Description:

Graduate Certificate
The personal financial planning graduate certificate is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board-registered program. The program enhances personal financial knowledge and provides accurate and timely information in the key areas of financial planning.

With all course work counting as graduate credit, students will have a headstart in pursuing K-State’s online master's in personal financial planning.

Master's Degree
The personal financial planning master’s degree incorporates macro and microeconomics, finance, financial planning ethics, computer applications of financial data and counseling skills.

Upon completion of the program, students will earn a master’s in family studies and human services with an emphasis in personal financial planning and be eligible to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.

The program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA).

The personal financial planning doctorate provides students with the knowledge and skill set for building a career in financial counseling and planning.

This hybrid program allows students to take online courses during the fall and spring semesters and participate in intensive 10-day summer experiences. During three consecutive summer residency sessions on the K-State campus, students will build a connection with faculty, peers and the university. For the final summer session, students will travel abroad as a group to see up-close how global markets work and how they affect financial planning in the United States and worldwide.

Careers in Personal Financial Planning
Individuals who earn the personal financial planning will meet the educational requirements for careers including:

* Registered Financial Consultant
* Registered Financial Associate
* Certified Retirement Counselor
* Accredited Financial Counselor


"Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The personal financial planning master’s degree is offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the C

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 638 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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