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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

Graduate Programs
Program Coordinator
Institute of Personal Financial Planning
Kansas State University
307 Justin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1403

785-532-5505 fax

Master's in Personal Financial Planning

Higinbotham GateThe master's degree in personal financial planning at Kansas State University is a distance-based curriculum that allows students to complete coursework at times convenient times to them. Upon completion of the personal financial planning track, students are eligible to take the Certified Financial Planner certification examination. The program consists of 30 semester credit hours. Students entering the program without the CFP® designation or a time value of money course will be required to take PFP 624 Fundamentals of Family Financial Planning or an equivalent course as a prerequisite.

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Students can pair the graduate certificate in personal financial planning with the graduate certificate in financial therapy to finish their master's degree or complete advanced coursework in personal financial planning. Learn more about the curriculum here

Course Offerings

  • Certified Financial PlannerTM required coursework
  • Advanced Financial Planning
  • Financial Therapy