The Wall Street website MarketWatch calls Texas Tech University “the headquarters” of personal financial planning education, and for good reason. As the first U.S. university to offer a Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning, we have a proven record of leadership in financial planning scholarship.
Our in-residence doctoral program in personal financial planning provides you with excellent opportunities to stand out. In the last few years, Texas Tech Ph.D. candidates have won national research honors from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and Academy of Financial Services and one Ph.D. student made Investment News’ prestigious “40 Under 40” list of rising stars in financial planning.
Texas Tech’s personal financial planning Ph.D. program enjoys a national reputation for excellence, so your work will draw serious attention from journal editors, conference programmers, and industry professionals.
Our financial planning doctoral program stands out for its:
Graduates from our Personal Financial Planning Ph.D. degree program have a job placement rate of virtually 100 percent.
More than 30 alumni of our department currently hold personal financial planning faculty positions at universities throughout the United States. If you choose a non-academic career path, you will have excellent preparation for high-level employment at a wide range of financial institutions, including:
Some students in our personal financial planning Ph.D. degree program have already passed the CFP® Certification Examination. If you have not already done so, our Ph.D. degree in personal financial planning will qualify you to take the exam.