Family Financial Planning

Graduate Certificate Program Summary


The Family Financial Planning Certificate prepares students for further graduate work or for work in human services, cooperative extension, the private sector or the public sector and focuses on the subject matter required for the Certified Financial Planner Certification Examination.

Students in the Family Financial Planning program cover a wide area of topics from the fundamentals for family financial planning to estate and retirement planning. This program focuses on the efforts of households to improve their economic well-being through effective use of resources as well as the economic and social systems that enhance or constrain these efforts. It could lead to professional certification by the CFP Board of Standards.

Job opportunities for individuals with CFP certification include:

  • Real estate
  • Tax and estate planning
  • Financial advising
  • Retirement planning
  • Income management
  • Employee benefits and compensations

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Graduate Chair
Dr. Natalie Williams

Great Plains IDEA Campus Coordinator
Lisa King

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Application checklist and deadlines

1. Required by Graduate Studies

2. Required by the department

  • Statement of professional goals
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
Application deadline
Rolling Admissions

This summary page is maintained by Graduate Studies.
For additional details check out the dept./program website: Family Financial Planning.

Departments: Have an update for this summary? Contact Kurt Mueller.