Texas A&M University

Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Office of Student Affairs

1010 W. Ave. B, MSC 131
Kingsville, Texas 78363

Phone (Work): 361-221-0648

Phone (Fax): 361-221-0797

Website:

Program Deadline (back to top)

PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2019: January 7, 2019

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

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.B.A
Structure of your PharmD program: 72-75 total semester credit hours, which includes all pre-requisite coursework. A Bachelor's Degree is not required.
Is a Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? Yes
Open House Information:
  • Dates

    June 15, 2018 and July 6, 2018

    Details

    Information sessions are held on the Kingsville campus. We will cover a variety of topics including admissions requirements and information about our Pharm.D. curriculum. Students will also receive a tour of the facility and program coordinators will be available to meet with prospective students. They will be held from 1-3 p.m. on the dates listed above at the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy in Kingsville. Please sign up at https://webforms.tamhsc.edu/view.php?id=366110

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:
  • The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy has two campuses located in Kingsville, TX and College Station, TX.

Program Description (back to top)

Howdy future Aggie!

The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy offers a four year Pharm.D. program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Since opening in 2006, the College has grown to include two campuses, Kingsville and College Station, and has climbed in the best colleges and schools of pharmacy rankings compiled by the U.S. New & World Report.

As the first health professions program established south of San Antonio, the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy proudly pursues its mission to recruit and train talented and caring pharmacists who provide excellent patient care and serve as catalysts for advancing the practice of pharmacy. Students enrolled in our program begin applying what they have learned in the classroom in their second year by participating in community practice and hospital pharmacy rotations. This experiential learning continues in the third year and culminates with completing at least six, six week rotations during the fourth year. In addition to our strong experiential training program, students at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy have the distinct advantage of an 8-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for greater faculty and student interactions.

Future students may be accepted into the Kingsville or College Station campus of the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy; both of which have unique training and educational opportunities. The Kingsville campus is located at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) and the College Station campus is located at Texas A&M University. Both campuses offer a wide-range of student services, extra-curricular activities and student organizations.

Aspects of our Pharm.D. program to consider when deciding on a pharmacy school:

  • Low tuition and fees – compare our tuition and fees to other programs and you will see we are affordable. According to the College Affordibilty Guide, our college is ranked #2 in the country as the most affordable pharmacy degree program in 2018. https://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/subjects/pharmacy/
  • High quality education – while our tuition and fees are low, the quality of our program is high – the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the ACPE and highly ranked by the U.S. News and World Report.
  • Our progress since opening in 2006 – the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy has grown to include a second campus, been fully accredited, and achieved its U.S. News and World Report ranking in just 10 years. Our future is bright!
  • Experiential education begins early – our Pharm.D. program incorporates experiential learning early in the curriculum. Students begin practicing what they learn and adding to their clinical skills during their second year in mentored community and hospital pharmacy rotations.
  • Interprofessional education – students enrolled in our program have opportunities to train with and learn from other health professions students (e.g., medical students) while participating in interprofessional courses and health fairs.
  • Student support – all students have a faculty advisor and peer mentor who meet with them regularly to discuss their academic and professional progress. In addition, our college has an Office of Student Success that offers a variety of student services and programs (e.g. academic coaching, tutoring, mentoring, early alert, etc.) that are available to help students transition successfully to their professional environment. 

We are excited that you are considering the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy to pursue your pharmacy education and encourage you to contact us at cop-admissions@pharmacy.tamhsc.edu if you have any questions. Become a part of the Aggie Family and apply today!

 

Our Facilities

Each campus has large lecture halls which are equipped with the latest computer and audio-visual technology. The technology allows for interaction between the lecturers and the students in multiple locations.

 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)

In compliance with federal law, the following information is maintained and available through the offices listed.  The Texas A&M University Health Science Center Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available and includes information on campus safety, security policies, and statistics.  Policies include: reporting crimes and emergencies, security resources, crime awareness and prevention, security of campus facilities and residence hall, alcohol and drug policies, and fire safety systems for on-campus student housing. 

Prospective students may view the Annual Security Reports for Kingsville and College Station at:

For more information regarding Clery compliance, please see http://www.tamhsc.edu/security/clery-compliance/index.html.

Program Statistics and Criteria (back to top)

Estimated number planning to interview for fall 2019 entering class: 300
Estimated number planning to accept for fall 2019 entering class: 120
Estimated fall 2019 entering class size including early assurance: 120
Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program in 2019: 50
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? Yes
Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 108
Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2019 entering class: 12
Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.75
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 40%
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
Estimated percent of males in 2018 entering class: 46%
Estimated percent of females in 2018 entering class: 54%
Estimated average GPA of accepted students in 2018 entering class: 3.47
Age RANGE of entering students for fall 2018 class: 17-37
Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled in fall 2018 class: 3:1

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 74 - 75
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 42
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 108 - 112.5
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 74 - 75  108 - 112.5 
Calculus 1  4.5 
College Physics I 
English composition I & II 
General Biology I & II/Labs  12 
General Chemistry I & II/Labs  12 
Microbiology /Lab 
Molecular Biology or Genetics  3-4  4.5-6 
Organic Chemistry/Labs  12 
Speech Communication  4.5 
Statistics  4.5 
Art, Music, Theater, other Visual or Performing Arts  4.5 
Humanities, Literature, Philosophy, Modern or Classical Language/Literature, Anthropology, Geography, or Cultural Studies  4-6  6-9 
Sociology, Psychology, Economics or Computer Science  4.5 
History, U.S. and Texas 
Political Sciences, U.S. and Texas 

Additional Information

Science courses (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics, etc.) must be for science majors.  For more information about prerequisites and couse equivalencies, please visit https://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/future/prereqs.html

AP Credits Accepted for Prerequisite Coursework

Yes

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required

Yes

Details: Please fill out the supplemental application at https://bamf.tamhsc.edu/2/login;jsessionid=880A32DA3787F84F7FF4B5A6D1B1A82B
Deadline: January 7, 2019Received by deadline
Supplemental Application fee: $100
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

A Supplemental Application must be completed and submitted on-line at:

https://bamf.tamhsc.edu/2/login;jsessionid=3214154A992186FAAD8FBB5117A60DF1

 

A $100 non-refundable Supplemental Application payment must be submitted online at:

https://secure.touchnet.com/C21490_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=134&SINGLESTORE=true

 

Note that the Supplemental Application does not take the place of the required PharmCAS Application fee, both of which must be completed and submitted by the deadline.

 

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?

Yes

The oldest PCAT considered: Three years
Details:

PCAT scores must be submitted from the Pearson Testing Center directly to PharmCAS (PharmCAS Code 104).   PCAT scores more than three years old will not be considered for admission.  Note that PCAT subset scores are reviewed and are important; but despite the number of times the test is taken only the highest composite percentile score earned is considered in the College’s admission process. September 7, 2018 PCAT scores will be considered for early decision; January 4, 2019 PCAT scores will be considered for regular decision. For specific information regarding our PCAT score deadline, please visit https://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/future/regular.html.

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
TOEFL® required?

Yes

Details:

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to earn a TOEFL score of 550 (213 computer based, 80 on the Internet based test) or higher. Scores must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS) to PharmCAS (use code 8246) and TOEFL scores more than 2 years old are not accepted. Students who have completed at least 74 semester credit hours at an accredited U.S. university or college will not be required to submit passing TOEFL scores.

Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Other required tests or credentials:

Experience (back to top)

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

Residency (back to top)

Is proof of state residency required? Yes
Is preference given to state residents? Yes
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Is proof of U.S. residency required? Yes
Are foreign citizens considered? Yes
Are U.S. permanent residents considered? Yes
Are Canadian citizens considered? Yes
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
Deadline for receiving foreign transcripts/evaluations: January 7, 2019 Received by deadline
Details:

Applicants who are not a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident are classified as international applicants by Texas A&M University.  If accepted, international applicants are reclassified as international students.

In addition to the above application materials, international applicants are required to submit the following:

  • A foreign credentials transcript evaluation for each international transcript must be sent directly to PharmCAS. Please see the list of acceptable credentialing agencies at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. An official copy of each international transcript (native language and certified English translation) describing all academic programs attempted must be sent directly to the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy
    ATTN: Office of Student Affairs
    1010 West Avenue B
    Kingsville, TX 78363

International applicants are encouraged to contact Ms. Cheyloh Brodnax at brodnax@tamhsc.edu to learn more about International Student Services and other requirements.  Additionally, please see frequently asked questions.

Letters of Reference (back to top)

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:

PharmCAS references (LOR), once completed by your recommender, must be submitted directly to PharmCAS as a part of the application process.

LOR types that are REQUIRED:

  • Employer
  • Faculty Adviser
  • Health Care Professional
  • Pharmacist
  • Pre-Health Adviser
  • Professor (Math)
  • Professor (Science)
  • Supervisor

LOR types that are RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED:

LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED:

Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Clergy
  • Co-Worker
  • Family Member
  • Friend
  • Politician
  • Professor (Liberal Arts)
  • Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted? No

Interviews (back to top)

Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
Interview Format:
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
  • Early Decision: October 4-5, 2018
  • Regular Decision: November 8, 9, 15, 16, 2018; December 6, 2018; January 31, 2019; February 1, 7, 8, 2019
Details:

The interview is an additional opportunity for students to demonstrate their capabilities and skills and greatly aids in selecting the best-qualified applicants.  

On the day of the interview, a student is asked to report to the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy Kingsville Campus at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled interview time, where an introduction to the process and instructions are provided for that day. For additional information regarding interview details and dates, please visit http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/future/interview.html.

 

 

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? For Early Decision applicants, offer letters are sent out in October. For Regular Decision applications, offer letters are sent out approximately one week after each round of interviews and continue until the class is full.
When is the response to the acceptance offer due? Confirmation of the acceptance of the admission offer and receipt of the acceptance card and deposit to retain a seat are required as indicated in the admission offer letter.
Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?

Yes

Amount: $500 for Regular Decision; Waived for Early Decision
Due: As indicated on admission offer letter.
Refundable? No
Details: Please note the $500 deposit is used towards tuition once matriculated.
New Student Orientation Information:
  • June and August
First day of classes and/or matriculation: General Orientation: TBA First Day of Class: TBA
Are requests for deferred entrance considered? No