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Janice Nikkel
Program Coordinator

Personal Financial Planning Graduate Certificate

The personal financial planning graduate certificate is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Board-registered program. K-State's certificate in personal financial planning is unlike any other program in the country. The majority of programs registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of standards Inc. either require in-class attendance or they rely on self-study materials. The K-State program offers students an opportunity to combine self-study with a mentoring classroom-type experience. The program is offered totally online.

The program enhances personal financial knowledge and provides accurate and timely information in the key areas of financial planning.

With all course work counting as graduate credit, students will have a headstart in pursuing K-State's online master's in personal financial planning.

Careers in Personal Financial Planning

K-State compiles post-graduation employment information. That information and other career assistance information can be found on the K-State Career Center website.

Graduates of the program often find rewarding work in corporations or independent firms. The certificate prepares students for careers in areas such as:

  • banking
  • industry
  • retirement planning
  • estate planning
  • personnel benefits
  • real estate
  • insurance
  • investments
  • consumer affairs


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The personal financial planning graduate certificate is offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the College of Human Ecology.

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