Indicate EARLY DECISION in your application if Texas Tech is your #1 school--deadline is 9/2/14. Regular Decision deadline 12/1/14. Prereqs don't have to be completed for the Early Decision app.
Deadline--Early Decision 9/2/14, International Student 11/1/14, Regular Decision (US citizen/Perm. Resident) 12/1/14. If Texas Tech is your #1 school, consider indicating Early Decision in PharmCAS.
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. The effective delivery of essential primary health care services requires a greater responsibility for the pharmacist and a greater depth and breadth of education to support it.
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.
· TTUHSC-SOP is nationally recognized for preparing pharmacists who have the therapeutic management skills to serve patients whose lives are affected by certain chronic diseases. In fact, our program provides more clinical contact hours than any other pharmacy program in the state and almost all other pharmacy programs in the country.
· TTUHSC-SOP is the only pharmacy school in the country that requires advanced professional practice rotations in both pediatrics and geriatrics. We are also one of only three pharmacy schools that require rural professional practice rotations.
· TTUHSC-SOP sciences faculty have spearheaded the development of four Centers for Research Excellence: the Center for Cancer Biology Research, the Vascular Drug Research Center, the Pediatric Pharmacology Research and Development Center and the Center for Immunotherapeutic Research and Development.
· TTUHSC-SOP practice faculty are nationally recognized for their collaborative practice partnerships with the hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities that serve our four campus communities. Our partnership with the Veteran’s Administration Hospital received the Crystal APPLE (Academic-Practice Partnerships for Learning Excellence) Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy for two consecutive years. It was the only partnership in the country to receive such recognition in consecutive years.
· TTUHSC-SOP is the only pharmacy school in the southwest U.S. to offer a joint Pharm.D./M.B.A. degree with an HOM concentration
Note: For Early Decision, we will accept the June 2012 to July 2014 PCAT. See the Test section below regarding acceptance of the September 2014 PCAT for Early Decision. Prerequisites do not have to be completed prior to applying to the Early Decision Program but must be completed by May 31, 2015.
Preferred GPA minimum 3.0-preferred PCAT minimum 50. Deadlines--Early Decision 9/2/14, International Students 11/1/14, Regular Decision (US citizens/Perm. Residents) 12/1/14.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|Biology--Biology I for Majors with lab||4|
|Biology--Biology II for Majors with lab||4|
|Biology--Microbiology with lab||4|
|Chemistry--Chemistry I for Majors with lab||4|
|Chemistry--Chemistry II for Majors with lab||4|
|Chemistry--Organic Chemistry I with lab||4|
|Chemistry--Organic Chemistry II with lab||4|
|Physics I with lab (trig or calculus based accepted)||4|
|Speech (Public Speaking) (not waived with a bachelor's degree)||3|
|*English Composition (two 3-hour courses-not used in GPA calculation)||6|
|*English/British/U.S./Ethnic/Women's Literature (not used in GPA calculation)||3|
|*Humanities/Social Sciences (five 3-hour courses-not used in GPA calculation)||15|
|Economics (macro-preferred or micro) (not waived with a bachelor's degree)||3|
|Biology--3000-level Human-Based Science (not 2000-level from a Community College--must be Upper Division Junior or Senior level)--with or without lab||3-4|
A three thousand level course (or above) is required in the broad field of human-based sciences. We will not accept this course from a Community College. Specific branches may include anatomy, biology, biochemistry (highly recommended), bioengineering, bioinformatics, biomechanics, biomedical research, biophysics, biotechnology, developmental biology, genetics, histology, microbiology, molecular biology, neurobiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, physiology, and virology. Some schools may use a three digit numbering system. Submit a request for courses approval to the Office of Student Services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
*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.
Note: Performing and Fine Arts (including Music), Physical Education, Foreign Languages, Religion, Computer Science, or similar courses will not meet Humanities/Social Sciences Requirement. Prerequisite groupings for Humanities/Social Sciences, e.g., 6 hours of history and 6 hours of government, are not required. Any combination of Humanities/Social Sciences is acceptable.
Advance Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), CLEP, and Dual Credit courses are accepted if listed on an accredited U.S. college or university transcript.
Courses are accepted from any regionally accredited U.S. college or university. A course-by-course foreign transcript evaluation is required to be sent to PharmCAS for any foreign institution courses.
Courses completed prior to seven years previous to admission date must be approved. Send your approval request to email@example.com . Include the course name, course number, year and semester completed, school at course completed, work experience since completing the course.
English, Humanities/Social Sciences, Economics, and/or Public Speaking may be taken during Summer I 2015 with approval by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
All applicants are required to submit a supplemental application. International students (does not include U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents) are required to submit additional documents by November 1, 2015.
June 2012 to January 2015 (including October and November 2014 tests) are accepted. PCAT's prior to three years from date of admission are not accepted. A copy of the preliminary January 2015 PCAT is required to be scanned/emailed or faxed to us within 48 hours of the test date.
Early Decision Program Applicants: June 2012 to July 2014 are the only PCAT's accepted for Early Decision applicants. However, we will accept the September 2014 PCAT for Early Decision if preliminary September 2014 PCAT scores are submitted to us (scan/email or fax) within 48 hours of the test date. Be sure to indicate Early Decision in your PharmCAS application.
For International Students (does not include U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents)
For admitted students, candidates must also provide documentation that they have completed all required immunizations and CPR certification prior to matriculation. Also, upon acceptance, a Criminal Background Check is required.
International students are required to send to PharmCAS a course-by-course evaluation of any foreign courses.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
If no work or volunteer experience in a pharmacy, the applicant must spend at least one day observing in a pharmacy environment as a basis for writing the pharmacy experience essay in the supplemental application.
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.
A second supplemental application is required for International Students in addition to the supplemental Merlin application. The course-by-course evaluation must be from an evaluation service listed in the PharmCAS www.pharmcas.org instructions. Consideration will also be given to evaluation service members of www.naces.org . See International Students at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/sop/prospective .
TOEFL Score Requirement --
An official TOEFL score report indicating a minimum of 650 paper-based/280 computer-based/114 internet-based is required.
We prefer LOR's from people who know you well (non-family). We prefer letters from: science and/or a math professor, pharmacist, employer.