Bachelor of Science

Personal Financial Planning


Want to be a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) or a Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®)? Learn to become a Certified Retirement Administrator® (CRA®), or take the exam that leads to earning the Accredited Financial Counselor® (AFC®) designation. Our graduates find employment in various financial management sectors.

Classes You Might Take

  • Personal and Family Finance
  • Financial Counseling
  • Tax Planning
  • Community Agencies and Volunteerism
  • Estate Planning

Learn about the full curriculum.

Why CAFNR for Personal Financial Planning

The University of Missouri’s Personal Financial Planning program is nationally and internationally recognized for its premier education and research programs. According to, the program is ranked #4 in the country.

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Career Possibilities

Certified Retirement Counselor®
Private Wealth Manager
Accredited Financial Counselor®
Investment Strategist

Internships & Employment

JP Morgan Chase & Co. • Ameriprise Financial • Charles Schwab • Veterans United Home Loans • Fidelity Investments • Brown & Riding Insurance Services • Core Planning • Synergy Wealth Solutions • Northwestern Mutual • Renaissance Financial

Signature Experience

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

One of many unique professional development experiences for personal financial planning students is engaging with real clients from the local community, preparing their tax returns and providing basic financial education through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Tax preparation assistance

Take the Next Step


Admissions and Application

You can declare Personal Financial Planning as your major at any point during your career at MU without a separate application.

  • Current students: Declare or change your major.
  • New students: Apply to MU and choose Personal Financial Planning as your major.

Cost and Financial Aid

Learn more about tuition costs, scholarship opportunities and financial aid at Mizzou.

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