Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning
This program is not currently accepting applications.
Thank you for your interest in the financial planning graduate certificate program. Oregon State University is not accepting students for this program at this time.
Your path to CFP certification starts here
Oregon State University’s Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning is a that provides you with a direct path to a career in wealth management. This program meets the educational requirement for you to obtain your CFP certification, enhance your job prospects and broaden your skill and training in financial planning.
This is a unique one-year program designed for part-time coursework, although you have the option take one class per quarter and complete the program in two years. It’s well-suited for working professionals who want additional training to earn the CFP, move up at their current workplace or find other employment opportunities in this growing industry.
Hybrid with in-person classes in Portland
This rigorous graduate program blends online coursework with in-person classes in Portland. The approximate delivery blend is 80 percent online and 20 percent in-person. Courses entail two in-person classes per 11-week term, lasting three hours each. In-person classes are held at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building in Portland's South Waterfront neighborhood.
Advantages of an Oregon State University business program
- OSU's College of Business is accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
- Research-based education
- Only 25 percent of business schools meet AACSB standards
- Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- Rigorous curriculum and flexible delivery that blends online and in-person classes to maximize learning and flexibility
- 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region "Best in the West" designation from the Princeton Review
- Listed as one of the top 10 Most Popular Business Schools on the U.S. News & World Report's short list
- Courses taught by leading researchers and practitioners
- Small class sizes
NOTE: The U.S. Department of Education has approved this certificate for federal financial aid eligibility as part of a full degree program, but not as an independent certificate program. Alternate funding sources (e.g. loans, private funds) may be required to cover the costs associated with this program.