K-State Global Campus

1615 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, Kansas 66502

1-800-622-2578 (toll free)


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST

Janice Nikkel
Program Coordinator

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).

Careers in Personal Financial Planning

Individuals who earn the personal financial planning master’s degree 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 College of Human Ecology.