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Institute of Personal Financial Planning

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP (with flame logo)®, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. Kansas State University does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP (with flame logo)® certification marks. CFP® Certification is granted only by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience and examination requirements.

Institute of Personal Financial Planning

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Institute of Personal Financial Planning
Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-1403

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Master's in Personal Financial Planning

Student with laptopInterested in a distance-based curriculum that allows you to sit for the Certified Financial Planner certification examination? Kansas State University has an award-winning program for you!

Why K-State?
  • We are innovators in financial therapy, financial counseling, and applied financial planning.
  • We are the first university to offer curriculum in financial therapy.
  • Our programs are nationally recognized as among the best in financial planning.
Why this program?
  • You have the option of three tracks to suit your needs.
  • You can earn up to two graduate certificates while completing your degree.
  • Only 30 credits hours are required.
What are my class options?
Option 1:Financial PlanningLeads to a graduate certificate in Personal Financial Planning
Option 2:Financial TherapyLeads to a graduate certificate in Financial Therapy
Option 3:Advanced Financial PlanningDesigned for existing CFP® professionals

Learn more about the curriculum here.