For information: http://www.utexas.edu/pharmacy/admissions/app_instructions.html.
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 cooperative programs with the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg.
UT pharmacy students receive high quality instruction in the basic pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy administration, and pharmacy practice. Clinical education sites in the Austin/Temple/Waco area, El Paso, 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: Pharm.D. program includes 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. 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. 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|
|Calculus w/ Integration - science major pre-req [see below for specific integration topics]||3||5|
|Cell & Molecular Biology - science major pre-req||3||5|
|Organismic Biology - science major pre-req||3||5|
|Genetics - science major pre-req||3||5|
|Inorganic Chemistry w/ Lab - science major pre-req||8||12|
|Organic chemistry w/ Lab - science major pre-req||8||12|
|English Composition - pre-req||3||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|
|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|
|Medical microbiology w/ lab - science majors pre-req||4||6|
|Sophomore literature [American, English or World] pre-req||3||5|
|Statistics [descriptive & inferential] - pre-req||3||5|
Math and science courses must be for science majors. Calculus must include:
a] Fundamental theorem of the calculus
b] Integration formulas
c] Intermediate value theorem
d] Theory of the integral such as Riemann sums and integrating continuous functions
e] Applications of the integral - areas, volumes, work, approximations by the trapezoidal rule and by Simpson's rule
f] Integration in relation to logs
g] Trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions
Non- Math / Science courses listed are also CORE graduation 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. Please go to
On-line (through UT Extension): http://courses.webhost.utexas.edu/dec/college/coursedetails.cfm?CourseID=521&CourseTitle=Texas%20Government%20%28Online%29
Testing Out Based on AP Scores: http://ctl.utexas.edu/programs-and-services/student-testing-services/exam-details?examID=155
The PharmCAS ID is required for the PharmD Supplemental Application. The PharmD Supplement Application should only be started once the PharmCAS application has been submitted. The following url provides information about the Supplemental Application including its open date. http://courses.webhost.utexas.edu/dec/college/coursedetails.cfm?CourseID=521&CourseTitle=Texas%20Government%20(Online)
No later than September 2013
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
Some pharmacy experience in a direct patient care setting is strongly encouraged.
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 are strongly encouraged.
Applicants meet with a practitioner / PharmD student for a regular interview and again as part of a small group with 2-3 PharmD students for a problem solving session. Presentations, tours and Q&A sessions are held throughout the day. Additional components are under consideration.