Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

School of Pharmacy

Contact Information (back to top)

Admissions Office Contact:

TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge SOP Admissions

1300 Coulter St. Suite 2210
Amarillo, Texas 79106

Phone (Work): 806-414-9393


Program Deadline (back to top)

Application Deadline for Program? July 1, 2020

Accreditation Status (back to top)

ACPE Accreditation Status: Full Accreditation

Program Information (back to top)

Satellite/Branch Campuses:
  • Campus Options -- Abilene-four years -- (40 seats available) Amarillo-four years -- (90 seats available) Dallas-four years-- (40 seats available)
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 (2 terms per academic year)
Total # of PharmD seats filled in the last entering class: 160
Dual Degree Programs Yes
If Yes, Check all that apply:
  • PharmD/M.B.A
  • Other dual degrees
  • If Other dual degrees, please list:The PharmD/MBA program has a Health Organization Management (HOM) concentration within the MBA program matched with what the pharmacy faculty believe are the necessary areas of focus to develop strong leaders in health care organizations. Contact sopadmissions@ttuhsc.edu with any questions. PharmD/MBA information can be found at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/pharmacy/mba/default.aspx . While a bachelor's degree is not required for admission to our PharmD program, it is required for the PharmD/MBA program.
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)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy offers the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) with the expanded role of the pharmacist in mind. 

TTUHSC School of Pharmacy's program is student centered, focusing on problem-based educational strategies. The curriculum provides an integrated course context of pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and therapeutics, built on a solid understanding of the biomedical sciences. It offers expanded practice management instruction and clinical experiences early and throughout the four-year professional program. Each of the curricular and instructional strategies has been precisely balanced to give the academic and clinical preparation to optimally succeed in any pharmaceutical profession. Learn more by visiting www.ttuhsc.edu/pharmacy

Schedule a Campus Tours:

Abilene – contact Bridgett Gann at (325) 696-0474

Amarillo – contact Ashley Forti at (806) 414-9393

Dallas – contact Sarah Innis at (214) 358-9064 (Tours on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons only)

Program Statistics (back to top)

Total entering class size for current calendar year including early assurance advancing to the P1 year: 160
Number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the current calendar year: 0

Program Criteria (back to top)

Minimum overall GPA considered: 3.00
Minimum prerequisite GPA considered: 3.00
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? No

Program Prerequisites (back to top)

Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 68
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 32
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 68   
Biology I  Biology--Biology I for Majors with lab   
Biology II  Biology--Biology II for Majors with lab   
Microbiology  Biology--Microbiology with lab   
Chemistry  Chemistry--Chemistry I for Majors with lab   
Chemistry  Chemistry--Chemistry II for Majors with lab   
Chemistry I (organic)  Chemistry--Organic Chemistry I with lab   
Chemistry I (organic)  Chemistry--Organic Chemistry II with lab   
Physics I  Physics I with lab (trig or calculus based accepted)   
Communication / Speech   Speech (Public Speaking) (not waived with a bachelor's degree)   
English Composition / Writing  *English Composition (two 3-hour courses-not used in GPA calculation)   
Other  *English/British/U.S./Ethnic/Women's Literature (not used in GPA calculation)   
Humanities  *Humanities/Social Sciences (five 3-hour courses-not used in GPA calculation)  15   
Other  Economics (macro-preferred or micro) (not waived with a bachelor's degree)   
Math  Math--Calculus I (not business calculus)   
Statistics  Math--Statistics (or biostatistics)   

Additional Information

*Exemption from English and Humanities/Social Science courses if applicant has earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university prior to enrolling in the School of Pharmacy. All other prerequisites are required. Economics and Public Speaking are not waived even with a bachelor's degree.


Humanities/Social Sciences include: Anthropology, Communications (excluding Public Speaking prerequisite), Economics (excluding Economics prerequisite), Ethnic Studies, Family Living/Human Development, Geography, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science (Government), Psychology, and Sociology.



For more information visit www.ttuhsc.edu/pharmacy

Supplemental Application (back to top)

Supplemental Application Required


Link to Supplemental Instructions:
Supplemental Application fee: $100

Tests (back to top)

PCAT required?


Link to PCAT information on institutional website: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/pharmacy/prospective/pcat.aspx

July 2017 to February 2020 PCAT Scores are accepted for Regular Decision. A copy of the preliminary January 2019 PCAT is required to be scanned/emailed to sopadmissions@ttuhsc.edu within 48 hours of the test date. 

Early Decision Program Applicants: July 2017 to September 10, 2019 are the only PCAT's accepted for Early Decision applicants. Be sure to indicate Early Decision Program in your PharmCAS application.

Note: Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: 50%
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores:



An official TOEFL score report indicating a minimum of 650 paper-based/280 computer-based/114 internet-based is required. Official TOEFL scores must be sent to PharmCAS. The TOEFL is waived for international applications who complete a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university or for those who are a citizen of a country whose native language is English. Checklist available at https://www.ttuhsc.edu/pharmacy/prospective/intlstudents.aspx.

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: Yes

Residency (back to top)

Is preference given to state residents? Yes
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:
  • US Citizens
  • US Permanent Residents
  • US Temporary Residents
  • Canadian Citizens
  • Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa
  • Foreign (non-US) Citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., DACA students)
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

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy only accepts course-by-course FTER's that are sent to PharmCAS. Foreign transcripts are not accepted. International Student deadline 11/1/19 for all applications and documentation to be submitted including a course-by-course FTER foreign transcript evaluation submitted to PharmCAS.

Another supplemental application is required for International Students. The course-by-course evaluation must be from an evaluation service listed in the PharmCAS www.pharmcas.org Applicant instructions. Consideration will also be given to evaluation service members of www.naces.org. See International Students under Prospective Students at https://www.ttuhsc.edu/pharmacy/prospective/intlstudents.aspx.


TOEFL Score Requirement --

An official TOEFL score report indicating a minimum of 650 paper-based/280 computer-based/114 internet-based is required.

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:

We recommend that you include letters from:

  • Science or Math professors
  • Pharmacists
  • Supervisors
  • Co-Worker

Letters from family members or friends will not be accepted. 

Please indicate your LOR type requirements.

  • Clergy: Not Applicable

  • Co-Worker: Recommended but not required

  • Employer: Recommended but not required

  • Faculty Advisor: Recommended but not required

  • Family Member: Not accepted

  • Friend: Not accepted

  • Health Care Professional: Recommended but not required

  • Pharmacist: Recommended but not required

  • Politician: Not Applicable

  • Pre-Health Advisor: Recommended but not required

  • Professor (Liberal Arts): Conditionally Accepted

  • Professor (Math): Recommended but not required

  • Professor (Science): Recommended but not required

  • Supervisor: Recommended but not required

  • Teaching Assistant: Not Applicable

What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Conditionally Accepted
Details: Health Professions Committee letters are accepted.
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Conditionally Accepted
Details: Composite evaluation similar to an Office of Professional and Graduate School Advising is accepted but must be accompanied by letters of evaluation from that institution. A LOR may be counted for each professor/advisor. Call (806) 414-9393 for clarification.
Does it count as more than one LOR? No

Interviews (back to top)

Interview Format:
  • Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
  • Team-Based Learning Decision Making Exercise
  • One-on-one Behavioral interview with a faculty member and a current student
  • Tour of the campus including Sim Center, Anatomage tables, Sterile Products IV lab, and Compounding lab
  • Q&A with students
  • Curriculum Overview

Accepted Applicants (back to top)

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


Amount: $400
Refundable? No
First day of classes and/or matriculation: 08/03/2020