About Personal Financial Planning

The Department of Personal Financial Planning, in the College of Human Environmental Sciences, is nationally and internationally recognized for its premier education and research programs. Not only does the department have one of only four PhD financial planning degrees in the U.S., it offers seven CFP Board-Registered Programs that prepare students to meet the education requirement to sit for the CFP® certification examination. The award-winning faculty provide an ideal environment for student success. Students have excellent opportunities to intern at leading financial planning firms, to participate in peer financial advising in our Office for Financial Success, and to conduct research with a purpose.