Early Decision Application Deadline: September 8, 2015; Regular Decision Application Deadline: November 2, 2015
The Supplemental Application is available at http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/future/checklist.html. Last PCAT dates accepted: Early Decision: Sept. 16-18, 2015 and Regular Decision: Nov. 6, 2015.
The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy opened its doors to students in 2006 to meet a critical health care need in the South Texas community. According to a report in 2009, completed by the Texas Department of Health Education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas-Mexico border region has a population-to-pharmacist ratio of 1,700 to 1, which is 32 percent higher than the statewide ratio. The report concluded that the border’s rapid population growth, and difficulty in recruiting and retaining pharmacists, and a decrease in the number of pharmacy graduates in Texas over the last several years have contributed to the pharmacist shortage in the border region. The population growth in the Rio Grande Valley continues to exceed all other areas in the U.S., so the need for health care professionals remains high.
In the short time the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy has been opened, it has established an exceptional pharmacy program with full professional accreditation and has ranked in the Top 50 for pharmacy programs in the country per U.S. News and World Report rankings. Forty-two percent of the college graduates have returned to practice pharmacy in South Texas. Sixty percent return to practice in medically underserved areas.
The vision of the college is to be a leader in pharmacy education, research, scholarship and outreach. The mission of the college is to provide a comprehensive pharmacy education in a stimulating, learning intensive, student-centered environment to prepare a diverse student body for the practice of pharmacy as competent, caring, ethical professionals dedicated to the provision of optimal pharmaceutical care.
The Doctorate of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) provides students with the foundation to be a general practitioner who possesses the core knowledge and skills needed for the provision of pharmaceutical care. During the students’ four years of study, they progress through pharmaceutical sciences and clinical sciences didactic and laboratory course work into summative experiential rotations. For a complete listing of the current Pharm.D. Program curriculum, please visit http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/current/pharmdprogram2.html.
The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy has two campuses, Kingsville and College Station. Each campus has large lecture halls which are equipped with the latest computer and audio-visual technology and equipment to provide high definition live broadcast of lectures. The technology allows for interaction between the lecturers and the students in multiple locations.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Total||72 - 75||108 - 112.5|
|College Physics I||4||6|
|English composition I & II||6||9|
|General Biology I & II/Labs||8||12|
|General Chemistry I & II/Labs||8||12|
|Molecular Biology or Genetics||3-4||4.5-6|
|Art, Music, Theater, other Visual or Performing Arts||3||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||3||4.5|
|History, U.S. and Texas||6||9|
|Political Sciences, U.S. and Texas||6||9|
A Supplemental Application must be completed and submitted on-line at:
A $100 non-refundable Supplemental Application payment must be submitted online at:
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.
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 16-18, 2015 PCAT scores will be considered for early decision; November 6, 2015 PCAT scores will be considered for regular decision.
Applicants should submit 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). The Test of Spoken English (TSE) is not required. A TOEFL score more than two years old is NOT accepted. For testing dates, please refer to the TOEFL test date calendar (http://www.ets.org/toefl/). All international students must fulfill U.S. Homeland Security requirements by contacting International Services Services (http://iss.tamu.edu/). International students who have earned a four-year baccalaureate or higher degree (all credits must be earned in the U.S.) at a regionally-accredited U.S. institution will not be required to submit TOEFL scores. International students admitted to the Doctor of Pharmacy program are classified as non-resident students; therefore, they must pay non-resident tuition and any applicable fees. For more information regarding admissions, prerequisites, and program requirements, please visit http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/ and click on Future Students.
Admitted students will be given specific forms and information to provide documentation of all required immunizations prior to matriculation. The 82nd Texas Legislature approved Senate Bill 1107 requires all students under the age of 22 to submit evidence of immunization against bacterial meningitis. Proof that the immunization against bacterial meningitis was administered within the five-year period immediately preceding — and at least 10 days prior to — the first semester enrolled or re-enrolled at the college of pharmacy must be submitted to the College upon admission.
For detailed information, please visit http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/future/meningitis.html.
After reviewing this information, to learn more about admissions, prerequisites, and program requirements, please visit http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/ and click on Future Students. Send a Foreign Transcript Evaluation Report (FTER) to PharmCAS and send an original foreign transcript directly to the school. The FTER must be sent from a credentialing member of the National Association of Credentialing Evaluation Services (NACES) found at http://www.naces.org/ . ALL foreign or international transcripts should be complete by indicating the dates each subject began and ended, semester hours earned or clock hours attended, and the grades (marks) earned. If a degree was earned, the date awarded must be indicated on the transcript; otherwise, a degree statement from the designated official (e.g., registrar) must be provided from the respective university. An official transcript is one issued by the designated official (e.g., registrar, principal, or responsible school administrator) and forwarded directly to the PharmCAS. All required official transcripts (native language and certified English translations) must be sent to the College. All transcripts become the property of PharmCAS and Texas A&M University Registrar and cannot be returned to the applicant.
PharmCAS references (LOR), once completed by your recommender, must be submitted directly to PharmCAS as a part of the application process.
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 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. The process consists of a welcome, interivew with admission panel, activity, and a Q&A session conducted by current students, this process lasts approximately two hours. Upon arrival, students are required to provide an official, valid photo ID. Since this is a formal interview, students are encourage to dress appropriately professional. For additional information regarding interview dates, please visit http://pharmacy.tamhsc.edu/future/interview.html.