Graduate Application Frequently Asked Questions

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Application to our program is made online through University of Missouri’s Graduate School.

  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Three Letters of Recommendations
  • Your resume
  • A statement of purpose (why you want to pursue an advance degree and how it will further your career)
  • Resume
  • A 2-minute video about to show about who you are, why you want to pursue MS degree in Mizzou PFP, and what your career goals are.
  • Official TOEFL* scores or IELTS (sent directly from the testing services), the department requires minimum TOEFL scores of 80 IBT and the writing score minimum of 17, or 6.5 of IELTS is recommended. See more information on minimum scores from the Language Requirements of the Graduate Studies office.

Yes, it is possible to pursue a degree in both programs. A 2 ½ to 3 year time span would probably be more realistic for meeting requirements in both programs.

Yes, we are accepting applications. We accept applications throughout the year. If anyone pursuing the resident program in full time and wants to be considered for graduate assistantship, the application must be complete by February 1.

Please review the MS Handbook and/or consult this GPIDEA coordinator.

Yes, coursework can be transferred. The amount of courses that can be transferred depends on where the courses were taken (off campus or on campus) and the student’s program of study.

We offer two on-line programs – an 18 hour Certificate in Personal Financial Planning and a 36 hour Master’s program in Personal Financial Planning. The Certificate focuses just on the education needed to sit for the CFP® exam. The MS degree includes those 18 hours plus additional coursework in such things as case analysis, client/planner relationships, and professional practice. The MS degree is a Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning.

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