Application Process for Personal Financial Planning Master's Degree
1. Review Admission Requirements
To qualify for admission into the personal financial planning master’s degree, students must have already completed or meet the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA in the final two years or approximately the last 60 credit hours
2. Review Application Requirements
- U.S. Applicants
- Admission is allowed for the fall and spring semesters only. Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants should plan to apply no later than two to three months before the start of the semester. The fall semester begins in late August, and the spring semester begins in late January.
- International Applicants
- Fall semester (begins in late August): January 8
- Spring semester (begins in late January): August 1
Students who would like to get started right away but have missed the deadline may take classes as a nondegree-seeking student. Contact us for assistance.
- U.S. Applicants: $65
- International Applicants: $75
3. Prepare to Apply
Please be prepared to upload the following information when completing the online application.
- Statement of objectives: State academic objectives, detailing previous educational and professional experience, why the applicant is interested in the program, and how the degree will help the applicant achieve his or her career goals.
- Resume/curriculum vitae
- Names and emails of three professional and/or academic references
- Unofficial transcripts from each institution attended
- Failure to list any colleges or universities from which the applicant received a degree or enrolled in graduate coursework may result in dismissal from the university.
- If transcripts are not in English, the applicant must furnish a translation by an appropriate authority.
- Applicants will be asked for official transcripts after notification of admission.
Proof of English Proficiency
Students whose primary language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency during the application process by providing any one of the following official minimum test scores:
Scores must be self-reported within the application and official scores must be sent by the testing service to K-State.
Exception: students who have received a degree in the last two years from a U.S. college or university are not required to take any of the above English language proficiency exams.
Tip: select “Distance-Off Campus” and “Master’s” on the Academic Information page. On the Program Selection page, select “Health and Human Science” followed by “Personal Financial Planning.”