Personal Financial Planning Doctorate
The personal financial planning doctorate provides students with the knowledge and skill set for building a career in financial counseling and planning.
This hybrid program allows students to take online courses during the fall and spring semesters and participate in intensive 10-day summer experiences. During three consecutive summer residency sessions on the K-State campus, students will build a connection with faculty, peers and the university. For the final summer session, students will travel abroad as a group to see up-close how global markets work and how they affect financial planning in the United States and worldwide.
The personal financial planning doctorate requires a summer face-to-face session, a capstone international experience and a dissertation.
View student profiles and learn more about the program's curriculum and costs on the Institute of Personal Financial Planning website.
Careers in Personal Financial Planning
K-State compiles post-graduation employment information. That information and other career assistance information can be found on the K-State Career Center website.
Individuals who complete the doctoral program in personal financial planning meet the educational requirements for careers including:
- Registered Financial Consultant
- Registered Financial Associate
- Certified Retirement Counselor
- Accredited Financial Counselor
Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.