Texas Southern University
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

  1. Contact Information ↑ 

    • Admissions Office Contact:

      • Melva Davis 
      • Coordinator of Admissions 
      • College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Office of Student Services 
      • 3100 Cleburne 
      • Gray Hall, Suite 134 
      • Houston 
      • Texas 
      • 77004 
      • Phone (Work): 713-313-4345 
      • Phone (Fax): 713-313-1901 
      • Email: davismr@tsu.edu 

    • Website:

  2. Program Deadline ↑ 

    PharmCAS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class entering fall of 2014:  We are not a participating PharmCAS institution

  3. Accreditation Status ↑ 

  4. Program Information ↑ 

    • Institution Type: Public
    • Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
    • Type of academic term: 
      • Semester (two terms per academic year)
    • Dual Degree Programs No
    • If Yes, Check all that apply: 
    • Structure of your PharmD program:
      • 2-4 (two years prepharmacy required)
    • Open House Information:
      • Dates: November 7, 2013 
    • Does your institution participate in the Early Decision Program (EDP)? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
    • Alternative enrollment options available
    • Is your institution participating in the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)?: We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
    • Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service?: We are not a participating PharmCAS institution
    • Satellite/Branch Campuses:

  5. Program Description ↑ 

    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

  6. Program Statistics and Criteria ↑ 

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2013 entering class: 160
    • Estimated number accepted for fall 2013 entering class: 120
    • Estimated fall 2013 entering class size including early assurance and transfer seats: 120
    • Estimated number of early assurance students advancing to the professional program: N/A
    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: 50
    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 15
    • Estimated percent of males in 2013 entering class: 40
    • Estimated percent of females in 2013 entering class: 60
    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.4
    • Estimated number of students to be interviewed: 160
    • Number of IN-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: N/A
    • Number of OUT-OF-STATE seats available for fall 2014 entering class: N/A
    • Number of TRANSFER seats available for fall 2014 entering class: N/A
    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.75
    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 2.75
    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
    • Previous college experience prior to enrolling in the school/college of pharmacy: 1 to 2 years, no degree (1-60 sem hrs)
    • Age RANGE of entering students, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 22 - 35
    • Ratio of applications received to the number of first-year students enrolled, excluding transfer students entering other than the first year of your program: 4:1

  7. Program Prerequisites ↑ 

    • 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: 37
    • Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the: Summer 2014 term
    • Course Prerequisites Table:
      Course Title Semester Hours Quarter Hours
      Total 80   
      Biology  16   
      Chemistry  16   
      Math  10   
      Computer Science   
      Political Science   
      Visual & Performing Arts   
      Speech Communication   
      Social & Behavioral Science    
      Medical Terminology   
    • Additional Information: 
      • Biology, chemistry and physics courses must be for majors and include a laboratory component
      • Pre-Pharmacy Electives (PHAR 111& PHAR 112)

  8. Supplemental Application ↑ 

    • Supplemental Application required? We are not a participating PharmCAS institution

  9. Tests ↑ 

    • PCAT required? Yes
      • The oldest PCAT considered: PCAT Ssores must not be more that 1 year old.
      • Details: 

        Prospective students are encouraged to take the PCAT test in July, September, or October. The COPHS code is 0065. PCAT scores must be submitted directly from Pearson.

      • Note: select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS. 
    • TOEFL® required? Yes
      • Details: 

        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. 
    • Other required tests or credentials: 

      Beginning January 1, 2012, all students attending the university for the first time and any student returning to the university following a break in enrollment, of at least one fall or spring semester, will be required to have the meningitis vaccination or an approved exemption prior to attending classes. To meet the immunization requirement, the student must provide proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis during the five year period preceding and at least 10 days prior to the first day of classes. Students are also encouraged to consult with a physician about the need for the immunization against bacterial meningitis to prevent the disease. Please vivit us here for further information: http://www.tsu.edu/Life_at_TSU/Student_Services/University_Health_Center/bacterialmeningitis.php


  10. Experience ↑ 

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

  11. Residency ↑ 

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

  12. Foreign Applicants ↑ 

    • 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 an original foreign transcript directly to the school
    • Details: 

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

  13. Letters of Reference ↑ 

    • 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? directly to the school
    • LOR types that are REQUIRED: 
      • Pharmacist
      • Professor (Math)
      • Professor (Science)
      • Supervisor
    • LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: 
    • Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types. 
    • LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: 
      • Family Member
      • Friend
    • Are Committee Letters accepted? No
    • Are Composite Letters accepted? No

  14. Interviews ↑ 

    • Does your institution conduct interviews? Yes
    • Interview Dates:
      • January - March 
    • Details: 

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

    • Prospective student file must be complete.
    • 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.
    • Interviews will begin in the month of January.
    • Acceptance letters will be sent the end of March to late April.
    • Denial letters will not be sent until the end of the interview process.

  15. Accepted Applicants ↑ 

    • When are acceptance letters mailed to regular applicants? Acceptance letters are mailed following the applicant interview on a continual basis.
    • When is the response to the acceptance offer due? 3 business days
    • Is there a deposit to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
      • Amount: 250
      • Due: within 3 business days following receipt of the offer letter
      • Refundable? No
    • New Student Orientation Information: 
      • August 2014 
    • First day of classes and/or matriculation: Please visit our academic calendar at: http://em.tsu.edu/registrar/acadcalsel.php
    • Are requests for deferred entrance considered? Yes