Graduate Certificate in Financial & Housing Counseling (Great Plains IDEA)
University of Missouri-Columbia

Program Details

Mizzou, along with other partners in the Great Plains IDEA, teams up to offer this online graduate Certificate in Financial & Housing Counseling.  You can help others gain control of their personal finances and reach their goals of home ownership, debt-recovery, financial stability or other areas related to everyday living.  This certificate can lead you to play a key role in others’ lives as an AFC (Accredited Financial Counselor) or a CHC (Certified Housing Counselor).  The coursework is entirely online and taught by faculty from across the partner schools — enabling you to learn from true experts in the field and study on your own schedule.  Samples of classes in the curriculum include:

  • Financial Theory & Research
  • Fundamentals of Family Financial Planning
  • Housing and Real Estate in FFP
  • Investing for Family’s Future

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Missouri-Columbia is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

Students will need to choose and apply at a single home university. Requirements may vary, but typically include:

  • Application form specific to the university
  • Official transcripts 
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals