Vickie Hampton, Ph.D., Chairperson
Professors: Hampton, James
Associate Professors: Gilliam, Huston, Kalenkoski, Katz, Lauderdale, Salter
Assistant Professors: Asebedo, Browning
Professor of Practice: Evensky
CONTACT INFORMATION: 260 Human Sciences Bldg., 1301 Akron Ave., Box 41210, Lubbock, TX 79409-1210, T 806.742.5050, F 806.742.5033, www.depts.ttu.edu/pfp
About the Department
The Department of Personal Financial Planning offers classes leading to the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Science in Personal Financial Planning
- Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning
- Doctor of Philosophy in Personal Financial Planning
- Graduate Certificate in Charitable Financial Planning
- Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning
Dual Degree Program
- Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning/Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning/Master of Science in Accounting
- Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning/Doctor of Jurisprudence
Mission and Vision. The mission of the Department of Personal Financial Planning is to educate students to the highest standards of excellence; foster intellectual, ethical, and personal development; and generate the highest quality of meaningful research.
The department will excel as the national leader in higher education in personal financial planning, manifesting excellence, inspiring confidence, and engaging the financial planning profession and society at large.
The Department of Personal Financial Planning will do the following:
- Achieve and maintain national recognition as the premier financial planning program, attracting the highest quality students and faculty.
- Prepare students to be leaders, decision-makers, and scholars who are highly competent, articulate, ethical, principled, innovative, and confident in financial planning.
- Generate quality research thus expanding the boundaries of knowledge in financial planning.
- Promote excellence in scholarly and professional organizations through faculty service in leadership roles.
Undergraduate and graduate degree programs in personal financial planning are registered by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board). The term CFP® identifies a financial planning professional who has met educational standards, passed the CFP® Certification Examination, satisfied a work experience requirement, and agreed to the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility. The terms CFP® and Certified Financial Planner™ represent the most respected professional certification in the financial planning profession.
Accelerated Bachelor’s-to-Master’s Degree Program. The accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s degree program allows academically capable students to accelerate their undergraduate degree programs, begin graduate work in their fourth year, and finish both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a total of approximately five-and-a-half years. This is accomplished by allowing 6 hours of graduate coursework in personal financial planning to count toward both the undergraduate degree and the master’s degree.
For information on graduate programs offered by the Department of Personal Financial Planning, visit the Graduate School section of the catalog.
Program Offerings & Course Descriptions
CoursesPersonal Finance (Undergraduate Courses)Personal Financial Planning (Undergraduate Courses)