Personal Financial Planning Doctorate

Personal Financial Planning Doctorate

Develop the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to achieve success as a university faculty, director of research or practitioner of financial planning.

The personal financial planning doctorate is the first in the nation to be conducted largely online and is one of only three doctoral programs to be registered with the CFP® Board. It is designed for professionals, like you, who already have busy careers and substantial roots where they live.

March 5 Personal Financial Planning Doctorate Webinar
Personal financial planning doctorate webinar with Morgan Graham at 7 p.m. (CST) on March 5, 2024.

$661.13 per credit hour*
90 credit hours
Hybrid format

*This estimate includes online tuition and College of Health and Human Sciences fees and is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.


Hybrid Format

The personal financial planning doctorate is a hybrid program in which you will 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 in Manhattan, Kansas, you will build connections with faculty, peers and the university.

For the final summer session, you will travel abroad with your classmates to see up-close how global markets work and how they affect financial planning in the United States and worldwide.

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