University of Texas Pharmacy

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Contacts

Website: http://www.utexas.edu/pharmacy/
Phone: 512-471-1737
Admissions e-mail: pharmdadmissions@austin.utexas.edu

Program Information

  • BSc in Pharmacy/Doctor of Pharmacy (US schools)
  • 6 years in length (2 years pre-pharmacy and 4 years of pharmacy school)
  • Joint programs are available (more applicable for US schools). Descriptions can be found here


Admission statistics

  • Number of applications in 2012: 507
  • Class size in 2011: 138
  • Residences of Texas are given preference.

For more information, click here and here

Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Completion of undergraduate degree not required but is highly recommended
  • Minimum grade of C for all required courses
  • Biology
    • 3 credits in cellular and molecular biology
    • 3 credits in structure and function of organisms biology
    • 3 credits in genetics
  • Chemistry
    • 8 credits in general inorganic chemistry (including lab)
    • 8 credits in organic chemistry (including lab)
  • Microbiology
    • 4 credits
  • English
    • 3 credits in English Rhetoric and Composition
    • 3 credits in survey of literature
  • Math
    • 3 credits in calculus (differential and integral)
      • Calculus for business majors are not accepted
    • 3 credits in statistics
  • Physics
    • 4 credits in introductory physics (including lab)
  • Foreign language
    • must complete two years of high school study or two semesters of post-secondary study
  • AP credits are accepted as long as they meet the minimum scores found here

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GPA

  • No minimum GPA
  • Preferred overall GPA: 2.8 (4.0 scale)
  • Preferred prerequisite GPA: 2.80 (4.0 scale)
  • Average accepted GPA for 2012: 3.6

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PCAT

  • Preferred scores: 70th percentile in each area and writing scores of at least 3.00
  • Average score: 85th percentile
  • Scores must be no more than 3 years old

For more information, click here (page 641)

Supporting Documents

  • Completed online application
  • Two essays: "Why pharmacy?" and "Why UT (University of Texas)?"
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate or graduate coursework (if applicable)
    • Official transcript from the high school where the foreign language criteria was met
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals
  • PCAT scores
  • Resume that details the applicant's professional, organizational, volunteer, and service experience.

For more information, click here (page 642)

Interviews

  • Interviews take place in the spring
  • Applicant meets with a single faculty member and a pharmacy student (if available)
  • Interviews last approximately 30 minutes

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Timeline

  • June 1, 2013: application cycle opens
  • November 1, 2013: deadline for application
  • Interviews are held January 25-26, 2013 and February 1-2, 2014
  • Early March: offers are made
  • August 30, 2014: first day of class

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Tuition 2013-2014

  • For residents of Texas completing 15 hours of study: $7,915 USD per semester
  • For non-residents of Texas completing 15 hours of study: $20,460 USD per semester

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