Texas Tech University
TTU HomeGraduate School Degree Programs


Degree : Master of Science

Major : Personal Financial Planning


Program Description

The mission of the Department of Personal Financial Planning is to educate students to the highest standards of excellence; foster intellectual, ethical, and personal development; and generate the highest quality of meaningful research. The department will excel as the national leader in higher education in personal financial planning, manifesting excellence, inspiring confidence, and engaging the financial planning profession and society at large. The Department of Personal Financial Planning supervises in-residence degree programs leading to the Master of Science degree in Personal Financial Planning and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Personal Financial Planning. Dual graduate degrees with Law, MBA, and Tax are offered. In addition, the next Executive MS Degree cohort will start January 2015. Degree programs in personal financial planning are registered by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board).

Program Additional Details

Hours Required for Non-Thesis: 42
Mode-On Campus(Face-to-Face): Yes
Mode-Off Campus(Online): No
Mode-Hybrid: Yes

Additional Links

Program Overview : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/pfp/graduate/ms_program.php
PFP MS Application Process : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/pfp/graduate/PFP_Graduate_Application_Process.pdf
PFP MS Application : https://www.depts.ttu.edu/pfp/gradapp/
PFP MS Advising Guidelines : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/pfp/Documents2/Advising_Guidelines.pdf
PFP Executive Education : http://www.depts.ttu.edu/pfp/executive/

Program Contact Information

Graduate Coordinator: John Gilliam PhD, CFP, CLU
E-mail: john.gilliam@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-834-8864

Department Contact Information

Department AddressDepartment of Personal Financial Planning
Texas Tech University COHS
1301 Akron Avenue
P.O. Box 41210
Lubbock
TX 79409-1210
Phone Number 806-834-8864
Fax Number 806-742-5033
Department Website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/pfp/

Graduate Catalog http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/HS_PFP.php#Grad



Admission Requirements Admission Deadlines How To Apply Test Score Requirements Additional Requirements for International Students


Admission Requirements


Graduate School Requirements

Program Requirements

Letters of Recommendation required: 3

Recommendation Letter Instructions: Please have three individuals complete the following form, print it out and mail it to the address indicated on the form.http://www.depts.ttu.edu/pfp/documents/masterinformationrv/RecommendationForm_0409.pdf

Resume Required: Yes

Writing Samples Required: No

Departmental Application Required: Yes

Departmental Application Instructions: Please complete the following online application https://www.depts.ttu.edu/pfp/gradapp/

Prior Degree Required: No

Similar Undergraduate Major Required: No

Previous Work Sample Required: No

Back to Top



Admission Deadlines


The Office of Graduate and International Admissions does not have a specific deadline for domestic applications; we strongly recommend that you have all of the required application materials in by the date listed below.


US Fall Deadlines US Spring Deadlines US Sum I Deadlines US Sum II Deadlines
July 15November 15April 15April 15

We will do our best to process applications and materials from international students that are received after the deadline, however we cannot guarantee that your application evaluation will be complete in enough time for a decision to be made by your prospective academic department.


International Fall Deadlines International Spring Deadlines International Sum I Deadlines International Sum II Deadlines
June 15October 15March 15March 15

Back to Top



How To Apply


1) Apply to Graduate School : Fill out the online application at Apply Texas.

2) Pay your application fee: $60 initial application fee, $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program, or readmission). Application fees may be paid via ApplyTexas at the time of application submission or by credit card on our website.

3) Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in your prospective department. Many departments have separate application requirements and deadlines, and the Graduate Program Coordinator will be able to assist you in your application process.

4) Send application requirements, from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended to Texas Tech University Graduate School.

Postal Mailing Address
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Box 41030
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030
Physical Mailing Address (Express Mail)
Texas Tech University
Office of Graduate and International Admissions
Boston Ave. at Akron Ave.
Administration 328
Lubbock, TX 79409-1030

Contact Information for Graduate School

If you have any questions about your application, call (806) 742-2781 or email: graduate.admissions@ttu.edu.
To check your application status, please check Raiderlink.

Back to Top



Test Score Requirements


If both GRE and GMAT are listed as required, either are acceptable.


GRE GMAT
Not Required Not Required

Back to Top



Additional Requirements for International Students


These are the minimal English language proficiency scores. For a list of English proficiency exempt countries, please visit: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/international/exempt-countries.php.


TOEFL INTERNET TOEFL PAPER-BASED IELTS ELS CAE CPE
795506.5112BC

Back to Top