About Us

The University of Missouri’s Department of Personal Financial Planning is nationally and internationally recognized for its premier education, research, and outreach programs. Not only does the department have one of only four PhD financial planning degrees in the U.S., it offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate CFP Board-Registered Programs that prepare students and professionals to meet the education requirement to sit for the CFP® certification examination. The award-winning faculty provide an ideal environment for student success.

Mission Statement

Discovering and delivering solutions to challenging problems in the area of personal finance. We do this through

  • Research
  • Education
  • Engagement and
  • Training the next generation of CFP® professionals for exciting and rewarding careers.

Dalton Education also has a long history of providing high quality curriculum and instruction, which has consistently led to the highest CFP® exam pass rates in the country. Over 90% of Dalton Education students ultimately become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional.

Dalton Education offers The Dalton Review® which is the #1 CFP® exam review course. The review course was developed by former members of the CFP Board of Examiners (now CFP Board's Council on Examinations). No other review course is as comprehensive and exam-focused as The Dalton Review® for the CFP® exam. Dalton Education also offers education courses for the Capstone requirement (required by the CFP® Board for all Challenge Candidates), continuing education courses for the CFP Board Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct, as well as education in social media marketing.