Program Overview

The personal financial planning doctorate provides students with the knowledge and skill set for building a career in financial counseling and planning.

Career opportunities include:

  • Registered Financial Consultant
  • Registered Financial Associate
  • Certified Retirement Counselor
  • Accredited Financial Counselor

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Requires three 10-day summer intensive sessions on the K-State campus. 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.

    Application requirements:

    • An undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.0 (B) or better (In some cases, a 2.75 will be permissible if the last 60 hours of study were at least a 3.0.)
    • Admission into the K-State Graduate School
    • GRE/GMAT scores from within the last five years

    School Overview

    Kansas State University offers online master’s degree and graduate certificate programs in human ecology that allow you to complete your education while working full time and remaining in your community K-State is an accredited, nationally recognized distance education provider dedicated to providing a quality learning experience and , affordable tuition rates. K-State offers a variety of distance degree and certificate programs, courses, and delivery methods to distance education students around the world. Student services that are customized to meet the needs of students learning at a distance, including technical support, academic advising, online enrollment, and library services, are also available. K-State’s distance education courses emphasize interaction and collaborative learning between faculty and students. 

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