Texas Southern University

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

Melva R. Davis
Coordinator of Admissions

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Office of Student Services

3100 Cleburne Street
Gray Hall, Suite 134
Houston, Texas 77004

Phone (Work): 713-313-4345

Dr. Linda Solis
Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Office of Student Services

3100 Cleburne Street
Gray Hall, Room 134
Houston, Texas 77004

Phone (Work): 713-313-7433

Wykita Adams

Phone (Work): 713-313-7848


Program Deadline (back to top)

Application Deadline for Program? April 1, 2020

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Satellite/Branch Campuses:
Do you follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Institution Type: Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Type of academic term:
  • Semester (2 terms per academic year)
Total # of PharmD seats filled in the last entering class: 78
Dual Degree Programs No
If Yes, Check all that apply:
Structure of your PharmD program: 2-3
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
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

Program Description (back to top)

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) produces quality health care professionals who are competent in health care delivery, including the provision of patient-centered care and other health care services and programs. The College prepares students to be leaders in their fields and to be good citizens who utilize their knowledge, skills and abilities to improve the health and well-being of local, state, national and global communities.

The College offers the following degree in pharmacy:
Doctor of Pharmacy


Program Statistics (back to top)

Total entering class size for current calendar year including early assurance advancing to the P1 year:
Number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the current calendar year:

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.75
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 80
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 40
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Course Prerequisites Table
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
Total 80   
Biology I  General Biology I lecture General Biology I lab  
Biology II  General Biology II lecture General Biology II lab 
Anatomy & Physiology I  Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab (sophomore level) Students transferring from schools that offer this class in two semesters are required to complete both semesters for credit. 
Microbiology  Microbiology with lab  
Chemistry  General Chemistry I with lab  
Chemistry  General Chemistry II with lab 
Chemistry I (organic)  Organic Chemistry I with lab  
  Organic Chemistry II with lab 
Statistics  Math - Statistics 
Math  Calculus 
Physics I  Physics I with lab 
English Composition / Writing  Freshman English I 
English Composition / Writing  Freshman English II 
English Composition / Writing  200 level Literature (sophomore level) 
Communication / Speech   Public Speaking  
Computer Sci  Computer Science (Introduction to Computers) 
Social/Behavioral Sci  Social and Behavioral Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Economics) 
Humanities  Fine Art  
Other  United States History I All students are required to have 6 hours of United States History 
Other  United States History II  
Other  Political Science I (Federal / American Government ) All students are required to have 6 hours of government  
Other  Political Science II (Texas Government )  
Anatomy & Physiology II  Human Anatomy and Physiology II with lab 

Additional Information

  • Biology, chemistry and physics courses must be for majors and include a laboratory component
  • Pre-Pharmacy Electives (PHAR 111, PHAR 112, 211) Optional
  • Calculus must be 4 semester credit hours
  • Bible based literature or Technical Writing will not be not accepted
  • Business Math not accepted
  • If allowed a total of 6 semester hours may be taken in Summer I only prior to the start of fall admission.
  • All Science and Math prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of Spring semester. 

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Link to Supplemental Instructions:
Details: Applicants will be sent the supplemental application after they are verified in PharmCAS. The supplemental application fee is $100.00 dollars. Students will only be processed when both applications have been reviewed. The supplemental application does require an applicant to list prerequisites classes completed. It is recommended that you have an unofficial transcript to use to refer to class prerequisites complete that are equivalent to the required prerequisites classes for the Doctor of Pharmacy program here.
Supplemental Application fee: $100.00
Obtaining the Supplemental Application:

The College of Pharmacy will send the supplemental application once the applicant is verified in Pharmcas.

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?



The COPHS school code is 0065. 

Opportunities for Early Decision applicants require PCAT scores from January 2018 through July 12 2019.   

Regular Decision applicants require PCAT scores from January 2018 through February 2019.


Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 20
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores:



TOEFL is required only for non-U.S. Citizens. Further details can be found at: http://em.tsu.edu/internationalstudents


Note:Select code 8246 to report TOEFL scores directly to PharmCAS.
Do you accept or require other admission tests:


Do you require accepted applicants to have CPR certification prior to matriculation: No

Residency (back to top)

Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No

Foreign Applicants (back to top)

Are foreign citizens considered (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Eligible citizenship type for admission:
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

Students offered admission are to mail their final transcripts to:

Texas Southern University-College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Gray Hall, Room 134

Office of Student Services

3100 Cleburne

Houston, Texas 77004

A list of approved evaluation services can be fount at the following site: http://em.tsu.edu/internationalstudents/intlevaluationservices.php?submenu=intl

Evaluations (Letters of Reference) (back to top)

Are letters of reference (LORs) required by your institution? Yes
Number of LORs required: Three (3)
Institution Specific Details:

Applicants must have three letters of recommendation representing only one of the following areas:



Licensed registered pharmacist


Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

  • Clergy: Not accepted

  • Co-Worker: Not accepted

  • Employer: Conditionally Required

  • Faculty Advisor: Required

  • Family Member: Not accepted

  • Friend: Not accepted

  • Health Care Professional: Conditionally Accepted

  • Pharmacist: Required

  • Politician: Not accepted

  • Pre-Health Advisor: Conditionally Required

  • Professor (Liberal Arts): Conditionally Accepted

  • Professor (Math): Required

  • Professor (Science): Required

  • Supervisor: Conditionally Required

  • Teaching Assistant: Conditionally Accepted

What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Not Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with one interviewer
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
  • Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
  • Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

In order to be considered for an interview with our Admissions Committee, the:

  • Prospective student file must be verified by PharmCAS and the COPHS supplemental must be received with fee.
  • Applicant must meet criteria set by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee to interview.
  • Prospective student will be notified by e-mail only to interview.

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class?


Amount: $500
Refundable? No
First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/26/2019