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Personal Financial Planning

Become a Financial Planner through Graduate Studies at TTU

The Personal Financial Planning Department at Texas Tech University offers six graduate degrees and one graduate certificate that focus on financial planning and qualify graduates to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination. An undergraduate degree in Financial Planning, Finance or Accounting is not required for the MS/PFP or any of the joint degree programs; however, up to 9 hours of leveling courses may be required for the MS in Personal Financial Planning depending upon undergraduate courses completed.

Typical class size is 15 to 20 students, and classes are taught by a faculty who specialize in the area. These professors typically have professional designations and experience in financial planning as well as related research interests. Professionalism, networking, and ethics are emphasized in all degree programs with opportunities for paid internships and attendance at professional conferences.

For students who want to complete the educational requirement for the CFP® Certification Examination but who are not interested in earning an advanced degree, we offer the Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning. A minimum of 18 hours must be completed in the areas of Financial Planning, Asset Management, Insurance and Risk Management, Retirement, Tax, and Estate Planning for the certificate from Texas Tech. For students with no previous coursework in these areas, 28 hours may be required to meet the educational requirements of CFP Board to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.