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Institute of Personal Financial Planning

Coursework

The Personal Financial Planning doctoral program is housed within the College of Human Ecology. The program is designed to provide talented and ambitious students with knowledge, skills and tools necessary to achieve success as college and university faculty, practitioners of financial planning, and productive citizens of the State of Kansas and the United States. A dedicated commitment to enhancing students’ personal development will prepare students to excel academically and professionally, leading ultimately to more rewarding and creative lives.

If students have not taken a graduate level statistics course in the recent past, they may be required to take STAT 703 or another introductory research and statistics course prior to their first session on campus.

Research Courses (minimum 45 credit hours) – Grades of B or better are required for FSHS 806, 906, 888, 890, 907

  • STAT 705 Regression and Analysis of Variance (3)
  • PFP 808 Research Application in Personal Financial Planning (8) – may be informally referred to as "research clusters"
  • FSHS 806 Statistical Methods in Family Studies and Human Services I (3)
  • FSHS 888 Research Methods in FSHS I (3)
  • FSHS 890 Research Methods in FSHS II (3)
  • FSHS 906 Statistical Methods in Family Studies and Human Services II (3)
  • FSHS 907 Advanced Research Methods (3)
  • FSHS 990 Dissertation Proposal Seminar (1)
  • FSHS 999 Ph.D. Research in Family Studies and Human Services (18)

Professional Courses (minimum 15 credit hours)

  • FSHS 825 Family Resource Management (3)
  • FSHS 894 Readings in Family Studies and Human Services (3)
  • PFP 956 Clinical Research and Applications in Financial Counseling and Planning (3)
  • FSHS 979 Advanced Professional Issues in FSHS (3)
  • PFP 909 Topics in PFP: SAS Coding (1)
  • PFP 909 Topics in PFP: Seminar (2)

Supporting (Core Content) Courses (minimum 18 credit hours) 

  • PFP 760 Retirement Planning (3)
  • PFP 762 Investing for the Family's Future (3)
  • PFP 764 Estate Planning for Families (3)
  • PFP 766 Insurance Planning for Families (3)
  • PFP 772 Personal Income Taxation (3)
  • PFP 836 Financial Planning Case Studies (3) 

Elective Courses (minimum 12 credit hours) 

  • PFP 768 Introduction to Financial Therapy (3)
  • PFP 769 Money and Relationships (3)
  • PFP 770 Applied Behavioral Finance (3)
  • PFP 771 Financial Therapy Theory and Research (3)
  • Or other elective as agreed upon by the student’s committee

 

For course descriptions, go to the course catalog, select "FSHS" or "PFP" under the "Prefix" drop-down menu and click "Filter" on the right-hand side of the page.