Texas Tech University

Doctor of Philosophy in Personal Financial Planning

 Credit Hours
Master of Science Degree
School of Financial Planning

About the Program

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:

  • World-class faculty. You will work with leading authorities in personal financial planning. Texas Tech has the nation's largest personal financial planning faculty, with experts in a broad range of specialties.

  • Outstanding career outcomes. Graduates from our personal financial planning program have earned tenure-track faculty placements throughout the U.S., including numerous departmental leadership positions. In addition, many graduates have used the Ph.D. as a springboard to non-academic careers in financial planning or entrepreneurship.

  • Rigorous theoretical foundation. You will examine the most current research in personal financial planning, including specialized aspects such as the psychology of financial planning, behavioral finance, risk management, and household economics.

  • Practical training in research and teaching. Our Ph.D. students get practical training and mentorship in teaching and research from the top researchers in the field and well-established practitioners. This guidance strengthens your curriculum vita and makes you the ideal candidate for faculty positions or industry careers. 

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