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Doctor of Philosophy in Personal Financial Planning

Program Details

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


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

Accreditation & Licensing

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