Texas Tech University

Online Personal Financial Planning Master's Degree

TTU online financial planning master's degree

Online M.S. Degree in Personal Financial Planning

Personal financial planning plays a crucial role in the well-being of individuals and families everywhere. You can help everyday people navigate our complex economy. You can go beyond ordinary financial expertise with an online master of science degree in personal financial planning from Texas Tech. From investments and real estate to family economics and estate planning, our online certified financial planner courses will prepare you to guide clients through the most important milestones in their lives.

The online master of sciences in personal financial planning is designed for driven individuals who are passionate about helping others reach their financial goals. Upon completion of this CFP® Board-registered program, you will earn a master's in personal financial planning and be eligible to sit for the CFP® examination.


Learn from the nation's leaders in financial planning in a 100% online, flexible format that works with your schedule

Texas Tech's online Personal Financial Planning master's degree prepares you to enter the impactful job market as a financial planning professional. 

  • Superior faculty. We have the nation's largest personal financial planning faculty, many of whom are regularly quoted in top financial industry publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the New York Times.
  • Professional development. The country's most extensive financial planning alumni base provides abundant opportunities for internships and full-time positions. The School of Financial Planning hosts Fall Career Days and a spring Opportunity Days networking event, each with virtual interviews for online students. Online students are also welcome to join the Personal Financial Planning Association (PFPA) student organization.
  • CFP® certification exam prep. Upon completing your degree, you will be eligible to sit for the CFP® examination. You can take your exam with confidence, aware that your hard-earned certification and online financial advisor degree will be a testament to your skill as an advisor.

Program Format

Delivery is 100% online. Courses are semester-based in synchronous classes that run concurrently with our face-to-face classes. Students taking two classes per semester can finish in approximately two years. The non-thesis online financial planning master's degree requires a minimum of 36 hours. Appropriate leveling coursework may be required.

Course work includes:

  • Wealth management
  • Insurance and investment planning
  • Tax planning
  • Financial counseling
  • Charitable giving
  • Risk management
  • Retirement
  • Estate planning
  • Financial law and business practices
  • Household financial decision making

Career Prospects in Financial Planning

Expand your career options. Discover meaningful careers in personal and family financial planning.

Graduates from our master's in financial planning online program have a job placement rate of virtually 100 percent. Our students frequently have multiple job offers before graduation.

Job titles for degree holders include: 

  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Wealth advisor
  • Investment officer
  • Client service specialist
  • Portfolio manager

Personal Financial Planning CFP® certification

Texas Tech's 100% online master of science program in personal financial planning prepares students for the rigorous CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ examination on a flexible schedule that works for you. As a CFP® professional, you will have the gold standard designation for expertise in helping individuals and families chart their financial future.

The Personal Financial Planning master's program is registered the by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

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