For information: http://sites.utexas.edu/pharmacy-admissions/
General Information on The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy: Provides education and training to more than 500 professional students as well as approximately 130 graduate students, post-graduate residents and post-graduate fellows. The college makes its home in a two-building complex on the main campus of UT Austin and has a joint program with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a cooperative program with The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
UT pharmacy students receive high quality instruction in the basic pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy administration, and pharmacy practice. Clinical education sites are available in the Austin/Temple/Waco area, the Rio Grande Valley, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Honors Program and a Pharm.D./Ph.D. are available for students who show interest in academic and/or research careers.
Mission / Vision: The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy strives to provide exemplary pharmacy education, training and research programs for professional students, graduate students and post-graduates by: educating Pharm.D. professional students, M.S./Ph.D. graduate students and post-graduate trainees to be leaders in their profession; conducting exceptional basic, translational, clinical, health policy, and health services research; advancing scientific discovery and the health care of patients through innovations in the practice of pharmacy; partnering with pharmacy and other health care communities to provide innovative experiential education and service; advocating for improvement in public health; and building a collaborative, diverse environment that values and rewards innovation, productivity and critical thinking.
Curriculum: The Pharm.D. program requires two years of pre-pharmacy coursework and four years of work within the college in the pharmaceutical and clinical sciences. The curriculum is designed to provide the state and nation with pharmacists who are scientifically trained and clinically competent to deliver a full spectrum of pharmaceutical services in all areas of practice and to be leaders in the profession. The curriculum features a discipline-integrated approach to the management of disease states, and a case-based team approach to the design of patient-specific therapeutic planning.
Admissions: Students may begin the professional curriculum only after they have been admitted to The University of Texas at Austin and to the professional program in pharmacy. To be accepted to the professional pharmacy program, applicants must complete at least 65 semester hours of prerequisite coursework. The Admissions Committee conducts a holistic review of application materials including an assessment of overall academic achievement as indicated by grade point average and PCAT scores. In addition to academic credentials, the committee also considers other factors such as, but not limited to, letters of recommendation, oral and written communication skills, extracurricular involvement, knowledge of the profession, work in health care, community service and leadership, and special life circumstances.
Other Programs: [a] Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice [M.S./Ph.D.]; [b] Pharmacology / Toxicology [Ph.D.]; [c] Pharmaceutics [Ph.D.]; [d] Medicinal Chemistry [Ph.D]; [e] Pharmacotherapy [M.S./Ph.D.]; [f] Translational Sciences [Ph.D.].
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Physics w/ Lab - science major pre-req; should include thermodynamics||4||6|
|Cell & Molecular Biology (Biology I) - science major pre-req||3||5|
|Organismic Biology (Biology II) - science major pre-req||3||5|
|Genetics - science major pre-req||3||5|
|Inorganic Chemistry w/ Lab (General Chemistry I and II) - science major pre-req||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry w/ Lab (Organic Chemistry I and II) - science major pre-req||8||12|
|English Composition - pre-req||3||5|
|Microbiology w/ lab - science major pre-req||4||6|
|Literature (American, English or World) - pre-req||3||5|
|Statistics (descriptive & inferential) - pre-req||3||5|
|American History - core graduation requirement||6||9|
|American Government - core graduation requirement (1 hour of Texas govt is also required and can be completed in a variety of ways; see below)||5||7.5|
|Social & Behavioral Science - core graduation requirement||3||5|
|Visual & Performing Arts - core graduation requirement||3||5|
|First Year Signature Course - core graduation requirement (courses in several areas of study may be appropriate)||3||5|
Math and science courses must be for science majors.
Non- Math / Science courses listed are also CORE graduation requirements.
Foreign Language - two years of high school or two semesters of college in the same language, or passing a proficiency exam
For more information: http://sites.utexas.edu/pharmacy-admissions/getting-started/coreflag-course-requirements/
1 hour of Texas consitution is required as part of the 6 hours of government. This can be completed in a number of ways, including UT Extension and testing out.
The PharmCAS ID is required for the Pharm.D. Supplemental Application. The Pharm.D. Supplement Application should only be started once the PharmCAS application has been submitted. The PharmCAS application does not have to be complete in order to complete the Pharm.D. Supplemental Application. The following url provides information about the Pharm.D. Supplemental Application including its open date. http://sites.utexas.edu/pharmacy-admissions/im-ready-to-apply/the-texas-two-step-application-submission-process/
The oldest PCAT considered: July 2013
The PCAT should be taken no later than September 2016 test dates.
Early Decision Applicants: July 2013 to July 2016 are the only PCAT scores accepted for Early Decision. However, we will accept September 2016 PCAT for Early Decision if this is a retest and not first time taking the PCAT. Preliminary September 2016 PCAT scores should be submitted to the Pharm.D. Admissions mailbox (PharmDAdmissions@austin.utexas.edu) via email within 48 hours of the test date. Please note in your email that this is for your Early Decision application. Official September scores should also be submitted to PharmCAS for application update.
Please see the following url for additional informaiton: http://sites.utexas.edu/pharmacy-admissions/getting-started/
Foreign applicants should take the TOEFL if English is your second language, even if you have been in the U.S. for several years.
When applying for admission, submit an official score from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Academic Examination of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Although the Graduate and International Admissions Center accepts either the TOEFL or IELTS, the TOEFL iBT is preferred because of the intergrative nature of the four skills tested and the facility with which scores are transmitted. http://bealonghorn.utexas.edu/international/transfer/testing
Once an offer of admission is made, UT Austin does its own foreign transcript evaluations. However, UT recommends third party evaluations done by AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) at http://ies.aacrao.org/evaluations/. Residency is not considered for admissions decisions. Residency is considered for tuition purposes.
Letters from pharmacist supervisors, employer supervisors, and/or math or science professors are strongly encouraged.
The college uses the Multiple Mini Interview format. Interviewees will spend half a day at the college participating in a showcase experience to highlight the unique qualities of the UT College of Pharmacy.
See our website for additional information about interviews: