If students have not taken a graduate level statistics course in the recent past they may be required to take STAT 703 or another introductory research and statistics course prior to their first session on campus.
A minimum of 90 credit hours are required for graduation. A maximum of 30 credit hours may be transferred into the doctoral program. Doctoral students who are interested in teaching in an AASCB-accredited business program should consider taking 15 or more credits in finance.
Research Courses (minimum 46 credit hours)
Grades of B or better are required for PFP 805, 806, 888, 889, 890 and 906.
- STAT 705 Regression and Analysis of Variance (3 credits)
- *PFP 805 Statistical Software Application in PFP (3 credits)
- *PFP 806 Statistical Methods in PFP I (3 credits)
- *PFP 808 Research Application (3 credits; must repeat for 6 credits)
- *PFP 888 Research Methods I (3 credits)
- *PFP 889 Theories and Models in PFP (3 credits)
- *PFP 890 Research Methods II (3 credits)
- *PFP 906 Statistical Methods in PFP II (3 credits)
- *PFP 990 Dissertation Proposal Seminar (1 credit)
- *PFP 999 PhD Research (18 credits)
Professional Courses (minimum 14 credit hours)
- *PFP 825 Survey of PFP Research and Theory (3 credits)
- *PFP 894 Professional Issues in PFP (1 credit; must repeat for 3 credits)
- *PFP 900 Research Seminar (1 credit; must repeat for 2 credits)
- *PFP 956 Clinical Research and Applications in Financial Counseling and Planning (3 credits)
- *PFP 979 Global Issues in PFP (3 credits)
Supporting (Core Content) Courses (minimum 18 credit hours)
A maximum of 18 transfer hours may be applied for supporting (core content) courses
- PFP 760 Retirement Planning (3 credits)
- PFP 762 Investing for the Family's Future (3 credits)
- PFP 764 Estate Planning for Families (3 credits)
- PFP 766 Insurance Planning for Families (3 credits)
- PFP 772 Personal Income Taxation (3 credits)
- PFP 836 Financial Planning Case Studies (3 credits)
Elective Courses (minimum 12 credit hours)
A maximum of 12 transfer hours may be applied for elective courses.
- PFP 768 Introduction to Financial Therapy (3 credits)
- PFP 769 Money and Relationships (3 credits)
- PFP 770 Applied Behavioral Finance (3 credits)
- PFP 771 Financial Therapy Theory and Research (3 credits)
- PFP 835 Professional Practices (3 credits)
- PFP 860 Advanced Retirement Planning Issues (3 credits)
- PFP 864 Advanced Estate Planning Issues (3 credits)
- PFP 909 Ethics (3 credits)
- Or other elective as agreed upon by the student's committee
* Indicates courses must be taken at Kansas State University unless prior approval is received from committee.
For course descriptions, visit the course catalog, select "PFP" under the "Prefix" drop-down menu and click "Filter” on the right-hand side of the page.