MS in Personal Financial Planning

Degree Requirements

The MS in Personal Financial Planning is a 36-credit hour program.  The degree is available as a resident option or as a distance education option through the Great Plains IDEA. Please see https://pfp.missouri.edu/degrees/applied-ms/ for more information.

The resident students must meet the following course requirements:

Required CFP Board Education Courses18
FINPLN 7382Financial Planning: Risk Management3
FINPLN 7383Financial Planning: Investment Management3
FINPLN 7187Financial Planning: Tax Planning3
FINPLN 7386Financial Planning: Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning3
FINPLN 7393Financial Planning: Estate and Gift Planning3
FINPLN 7389Financial Planning: Capstone3
Required Courses in Personal Financial Planning6
FINPLN 8500Personal Financial Planning Capstone6
Elective Course Options12
ACCTCY 8310Accounting for Managers3
FINANC 7820Investment Fund Management1-3
FINANC 8620Investment Strategy of Warren Buffett1-3
FINPLN 7993Internship in Personal Financial Planning1-99
FINPLN 8488Household Financial Decision Making3
FINANC 8320Financial Markets1-3
AG_ED_LD 8250Leadership Theory and Application3
MANGMT 8560Legal Strategies for Entrepreneurs3
MANGMT 8540Entrepreneurial Ventures3
MANGMT 8380Personal and Professional Development1-3
Total Credits36

The GPIDEA (online) students must meet the following course requirements. 

Required CFP Board Education Courses18
FINPLN 7382Financial Planning: Risk Management3
FINPLN 7383Financial Planning: Investment Management3
FINPLN 7187Financial Planning: Tax Planning3
FINPLN 7386Financial Planning: Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning3
FINPLN 7393Financial Planning: Estate and Gift Planning3
FINPLN 8389Financial Planning Case Studies3
Required Courses in Personal Financial Planning9
FINPLN 7282Advanced Financial Counseling3
FINPLN 8381Theories and Research in Personal Financial Planning I3
FINPLN 8500Personal Financial Planning Capstone3
Elective Course Options9
FINPLN 7183Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning3
FINPLN 8382Theories and Research in Personal Financial Planning II3
FINPLN 8385Housing and Real Estate3
FINPLN 8183Military Personal Financial Readiness3
FINPLN 8187Professional Practices in Financial Planning3
FINPLN 8087Seminar in Household Economics and Finance1-99
Total Credits36