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For further information concerning the Master's Program, contact:

Department of Personal Financial Planning
Box 41210, 79409-1210
College of Human Sciences
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1210
Phone: (806)834-6405
Fax: (806)742-5033

Admissions: Cynthia Cantu

Advising: Cynthia Cantu

Director of MS Programs: Dr. John Gilliam

Program Overview

The Master's degree in Personal Financial Planning is registered by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board). Courses include insurance and risk management, investments and wealth management, tax, retirement, and estate planning, and a financial planning capstone.  The MS in Personal Financial Planning does not require a Master's thesis.

Dual-Degree Programs

In addition to the MS in Personal Financial Planning, there are dual-degree programs with the School of Law and the Rawls College of Business.  These include MS PFP/JD, MS PFP/MS Accounting (taxation), and MS PFP/MBA.

Special Facilities 

Facilities include a first class computer facility for students and access to a wide variety of software used in the financial planning profession. Software provides for computer aided financial planning, investment and other product analysis, and client relationship management.