Doctor of Philosophy in Personal Financial Planning (bachelor to PhD)
Kansas State University

Program Details

The Doctor of Philosophy in Personal Financial Planning, a bachelor to PhD program, is an online finance degree.  This program is designed for working professionals, allowing students to earn a degree without sacrificing their careers and homes.  Through a flexible online curriculum students gain the knowledge and skills needed to be successful university faculty, directors of research, or practitioners of financial planning.  

While this is primarily an online finance degree, it is a hybrid program.  Courses in the fall and spring semesters are completed online while in the summer students participate in an intensive 10-day experience on campus.  Students will be able to form connections with faculty, peers, and the university, forming networks and connections that will be invaluable in future careers.

% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Kansas State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s), Interview, Essay/Writing Sample

Additional Info

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