University of North Texas Health Science Center
System College of Pharmacy

LEAVE NOTHING BLANK ON APPLICATION. If not applicable to you, mark not applicable. Submitting an incomplete application will result in receiving a denial letter. PharmCAS is NOT responsible for proofreading your application for completeness.

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019:  March 1, 2019

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    Applicants must use MIDDLE NAME or MIDDLE INITIAL. LEAVE NOTHING BLANK ON APPLICATION. If not applicable to you, mark N/A. Need PharmCAS, Supplemental Application & fee for interview consideration.

    • Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
    • Institution Type: Public
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs Yes
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
      • PharmD/M.S.
      • PharmD/Ph.D.
      • PharmD/M.P.H.
    • Structure of your PharmD program: 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
    • Open House Information:
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? Yes
    • Alternative enrollment options available
      • None
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)? No
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:
      • NONE 

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    The UNT System College of Pharmacy is a part of the University of North Texas Health Science Center. It is a graduate-level institution of the University of North Texas System, located on a 33-acre campus in the Cultural Arts District of Fort, Worth, Texas. The UNT Health Science Center consists of five colleges. The institution offers degrees in DO osteopathic medicine, public health, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies and biomedical sciences. A new medical school (MD) program will seat its first class fall 2019. The Texas State Legislature approved The UNT System College of Pharmacy on September 1, 2011. Its first class was seated in fall 2013 and graduated in May 2017. Full Accreditation Summer 2017. 


    All questions related to our pharmacy program, please email

    Email is our preferred mode of communication. Prospective applicant emails are monitored daily and even hourly, but not on holidays or weekends.


  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 400
    • Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 100
    • Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: N/A
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: N/A
    • Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
      • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 95
      • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 05
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.50
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.50
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 3 or more years, no degree (>60 sem hrs)
    • Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
      • Details: 
    • Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 44
    • Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 56%
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.37
    • Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 19-45
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 3:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 71
    • Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 39
    • Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2019 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 71   
      General Biology I with Lab (for science majors)    
      General Biology II with Lab (for science majors)    
      Microbiology with lab (for science majors)    
      Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab OR Anatomy with lab (a stand-alone Anatomy course will be accepted). A stand-alone Physiology course will NOT be accepted. A&P II will NOT be accepted.   3 or 4   
      Genetics* (for science majors) *Will accept Molecular Biology or Biochemistry in lieu of Genetics   3 or 4   
      General Chemistry I with Lab (for science majors)    
      General Chemistry II with Lab (for science majors)    
      Organic Chemistry I with Lab (for science majors)    
      Organic Chemistry II with Lab (for science majors)    
      Physics with Lab (Math based - Algebra/Calculus for science majors)    
      Calculus (any discipline will be accepted) Pre-Calculus will NOT be accepted in lieu of Calculus.   3 or 4   
      Statistics (Elementary Probability Statistics or Elementary Statistical Methods preferred)    
      English Composition I    
      English Composition II    
      U.S. History I    
      U.S. History II    
      Political Science (U.S. Government) OR U.S. Constitution OR American Government    
      Fine Arts & Humanities elective    
      Social & Behavioral Science elective (i.e., Economics, Psychology, Sociology)    
      Public Speaking    
    • Additional Information: 


      Only two (2) prerequisite courses allowed during 2019 Summer Session I 

      2019 Summer Session I Timeline & Coursework Allowed -

      July 6, 2019 - Deadline for completion and prerequisite coursework allowed: Statistics, English Comp I and II, Literature, US History I, US History II, Political Science (US Govt.), Fine Arts/Humanities, Pubic Speaking, and Social/Behaviorial Sciences.

      • No extensions for coursework completion beyond 2019 Summer
        Session I will be granted
      • Summer Session I transcripts due one (1) week after grades are posted

      Prerequisite coursework taken in Spring 2019 may not be retaken/repeated during Summer Session I, if not successfully completed Spring 2019 - your offer will be automatically RESCINDED if you have received an offer of admission.



    • Does your program accept AP credits for prerequisite coursework? Yes

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? Yes
      • Details: Three (3) Step Application Process outlined: Your PharmCAS ID number will be required to complete the UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application. Your application file will not be reviewed until the PharmCAS Application (Verified), UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application and fee have been successfully submitted.
      • Deadline: March 1, 2019 Postmarked by deadline
      • Supplemental Application fee: 75.00
      • Obtaining the Supplemental Application: 

        UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application:


  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: 3 years
      • Details: 

        The last PCAT accepted for the 2018-2019 application cycle is
        JANUARY 2019. This includes all tests administered throughout the month of JANUARY 2019. Tests taken after JANUARY 2018 will not be considered for the 2018-2019 application cycle. 

        Application will not be processed without a PCAT composite score. Will accept a PCAT Preliminary Score within 24 hours of test administration. Failure to submit an official PCAT score to PharmCAS by the given deadline will result in an incomplete application.



      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? No
      • Details: 
      • Note: select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 


  10. Experience ↑ 

    • Is health care-related experience required? Not required but recommended

  11. Residency ↑ 

    • Is proof of state residency required? Yes
      • Details: A Texas Residency Questionnaire will be provided to applicant at the appropriate time. You will be required to provide proof of Texas residency to the UNTHSC Registrar's Office.
    • Is preference given to state residents? Yes
    • Is preference given to residents of other states? No

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • Is proof of U.S. residency required? Yes
    • Are foreign citizens considered? No
    • Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
    • Are Canadian citizens considered? No
    • Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Do not send any foreign transcript documentation. School only considers U.S. credentials. If you have completed your course prerequisites at a foreign institution, you may be ineligible for admission to these particular pharmacy programs.
    • Details: 

      UNT System College of Pharmacy does not accept transcript evaluations from WES or any other foreign transcript evaluation service.  All prerequisite coursework must be completed in the U.S., regardless of foreign transcript evaluation services in the U.S.  Foreign degrees are not accepted.

      IMPORTANT - If invited to interview and your immigration status is U.S. Permanent Resident, you will be required to present proof upon checking in with the Admissions Office. (Will not accept letters of application for permanent residency).

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • Are letters of reference (LORs) accepted? Yes
      • Number of LORs you accept: Three (3)
      • Are LORs required? Yes
      • Do applicants send the LORs to PharmCAS, or directly to your school? to PharmCAS
    • Institution Specific Details: 

      Letters of recommendation must be from a person who has preferrably known you for over six (6) months and who can comment on your academic, volunteer, and or employment experiences and attributes.

      Letters of recommendation from family members, co-workers and friends will not be accepted. Your EVALUATORS should NOT list themselves as your friend - even if they are a pharmacist, professor or supervisor. Evaluators should comment about you in a professional capacity, not as a friend.

      If these instructions are not followed, and we exlude one or more LOR's, an applicant may become ineligible and their application file will be closed as incomplete.  Admissions staff will communicate with you if this should occur.



    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Employer
      • Faculty Adviser
      • Health Care Professional
      • Pharmacist
      • Pre-Health Adviser
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
      • Clergy
      • Politician
      • Professor (Liberal Arts)
      • Teaching Assistant
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Co-Worker
      • Family Member
      • Friend
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Committee Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? Yes
      • A Composite Letter is: Recommended but Not Required
      • Does it count as more than one LOR? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Format:
      • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
    • Interview Dates:
      • September 2018 through May, 2019. 
    • Details: 

      Interviews for the UNT System College of Pharmacy begin in September  2018 and end approximately in May 2019 if not sooner, depending on number of applications and qualified applicant pool.

      Interview dates and time options are sent to applicant via email communication. Interview days are Monday through Friday. No Saturday or evening interviews. We conduct Blinded interviews. Interview is half-day (4) hours in length and begins with check-in at designated location on campus. The process is as follows:

      • Applicants arriving 15 or more minutes late will be required to reschedule their interview session
      • Applicants must provide a photo ID and U.S. Permanent Resident Card (if required) at check-in - no exceptions - cannot interview without a photo ID or U.S. Permanet Resident Card (if required)
      • Applicant No-Shows who do not communicate anticipated absence within 48 hours to admissions staff as required by PharmCAS, will be reported to PharmCAS
      • Applicants not adhering to PharmCAS Applicant Code of Conduct will be reported to PharmCAS

        Morning/Afternoon Interview Session Timeline:

        Check-in (AM or PM) with 10 minutes allowed between rotations
      • 1-hour - Dean and Admissions Director presentations
      • 20 minute interview 
      • 20-minute handwritten essay assignment - which will later be
        compared to submitted PharmCAS personal essay
      • 20 minute Calculations exercise
      • 20 minute File Review (recap)with Admissions representative
      • 20 minute Gib Lewis Library presentation, & walking/virtual tour
      • 1 hour - Participate in a hot lunch with the SCP Student Ambassadors - vegetarian meal option available
      • Dismissal and collection of applicant evaluation

      Interviewees are welcome to tour our beautiful 33 acre campus adjacent to the Fort Worth Cultural District on their own.  Wear comfortable (walking)shoes.


  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Selected applicants will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis during the interview cycle. Other applicants will be notified of acceptance by July 30th of the matriculating year. Additional students will be accepted according to rank order, via Admissions Committee HOLD list, through orientation week, which is approximately the second week of August, 2019.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Applicants are given two (2) weeks to respond to the offer of acceptance as instructed by the Director of Admissions email communication and correspondence. Late spring applicants will be allowed one (1) week to respond to an offer of acceptance. Applicants who do not respond to an offer by a given deadline are automatically withdrawn and their application file is closed with the following notation, " Denied - No Response to Offer."
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: $500
      • Due: 2 weeks after acceptance
      • Refundable? No
      • Details: Seat deposit of $500 (via money order) is required and must be postmarked or walked-in to the admissions office by given deadline provided on correspondence and enrollment/residency documents (forms sent by the Director of Admissions). $500 deposit is not a service fee. If the applicant successfully matriculates, it will be applied to their 2019 fall tuition. Seat deposit fees are non-refundable.
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: *Subject to change.
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes
      • Details: However, only extraordinary circumstances are considered by the Dean.