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Personal Financial Planning Doctorate

The Ph.D. degree in Personal Financial Planning is designed to provide talented and ambitious students with knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to achieve success as college and university faculty, and practitioners of financial planning. A dedicated commitment to enhancing students’ personal development will prepare students to excel academically and professionally, leading ultimately to more rewarding and creative lives.

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.

The personal financial planning doctorate is offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the K-State College of Health and Human Sciences.

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Quick Facts

Degree: Doctorate
College: Health and Human Sciences
Credits: 90
Course delivery: Online, face to face

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