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Contact Information

Health 2
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
4849 Calhoun, Room 3044
Houston
Texas
77204
United States
Texas

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
UHCOP has a Priority Admission deadline of Friday September 14, 2020. Applicants who have submitted both the PharmCAS Application and UHCOP Supplemental Application by 9/14/20 may be invited to interview in October, and receive an admission decision by October 30, 2020.
No

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Public
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
No

Last Entering Class

120

Upcoming Entering Class

125
0

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MSHI or MHIIM (Health Informatics), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
No

Program Description

University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) combines the opportunities and experiences of the Texas Medical Center's world-class healthcare community with resources of the University of Houston, Texas' premier urban teaching and research university, to offer the best possible education. We are located on the UH main campus, in Houston, TX. We also have a satellite program in the Rio Grande Valley at Doctor’s Hospital Renaissance (DHR) in Edinburg, TX.

UH main campus has 2 large stadium-style classrooms, active learning classrooms, compounding and sterile products lab, OSCE suites, and state-of-the-art pharmacology, pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry core labs. We feature active-learning technologies, including patient simulation, patient-care & research labs.

The University of Houston College of Pharmacy's Pharm.D. Satellite program is an optional program, based in the lower Rio Grande Valley (RGV), the southernmost area of Texas bordering Mexico. The RGV Pharm.D. Satellite Program is based on a 3+1 model, with Years 1-3 (with the possible exception of the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences) in Houston and Year 4 at DHR in Edinburg. The RGV program offers Pharm.D. students – especially those from the RGV region – an opportunity to be agents of change in a vibrant, growing community that nonetheless faces significant health challenges, especially in the areas of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Learn more about RGV: http://www.uh.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/pharmd/rgv-pharmd-satellite/

Sign up to learn more:
https://uhcop.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3KSLU6vDAb9rPSd

Pharm.D. curriculum:
http://www.uh.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/pharmd/pharmd-curriculum/

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.0
2.0
73
43

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science Biology I lecture with lab 4
Biology/Biological Science Biology II lecture with lab 4
Microbiology Microbiology lecture with lab 4
Biology/Biological Science Genetics lecture 3
Chemistry Chemistry I lecture with lab 4
Chemistry Chemistry II lecture with lab 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I lecture with lab 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II lecture with lab 4
Math Calculus I 4
Statistics Statistics 3
Physics Physics I 3
Social/Behavioral Science Introduction to Psychology OR Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities Government/Political Science I* 3
Humanities Government/Political Science II* 3
Humanities American History I* 3
Humanities American History II* 3
English Composition / Writing English I* 3
English Composition / Writing English II* 3
Humanities Language, Philosophy and Culture* 3
Humanities Creative Arts* 3
Other Component Area Option Course* 3
All Science and Math prerequisites must be completed by end of Spring 2021 semester. Applicants must complete all required prerequisites by the end of the summer term prior to enrolling in the Pharm.D. degree program in the fall semester.
All prerequisites must have a letter grade no less than a "C" (2.0 GPA) to be accepted. Repeated course grades are averaged, not replaced. All Science and Math prerequisites must be completed by end of Spring 2021 semester. The Biology I & II lecture/lab series may be met by taking BOTH Botany lecture/lab, AND Zoology lecture/lab courses designed for science majors. If Biology I lecture/lab is taken, Biology II lecture/lab should be completed at that same institution to complete the Biology I & II lecture/lab series. It is NOT permissible to take either Botany lecture/lab or Zoology lecture/lab at one institution, then take Biology I lecture/lab or Biology II lecture/lab at another institution. There are no exemptions from completing the Intro. to Psychology or Intro. to Sociology prerequisite. *Applicants are exempt from certain courses if core curriculum is complete from an accredited public Texas college/university OR have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. college/university prior to the fall 2021 semester. The Component Area Option course is unique to Texas. To learn more visit the TX Core curriculum link http://board.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/TCC/
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
Yes
$100.00
Applicants should submit the online UHCOP Supplemental Application as soon as they get a PharmCAS ID.

The online UHCOP Supplemental Application consists of:
*$100.00 nonrefundable Supplemental Application Fee (MC, Visa, Discover, AMEX)
*Residency Questionnaire (documentation may be required)
*Important Disclosures
*Technical Standards
*Certification Page

The following items are to be mailed to directly to UHCOP. Include the PharmCAS ID if at all possible.
*Official U.S. high school transcript to verify completion of one year of high school physics (ONLY if requesting College Physics exemption)
*Credit by Examination Documentation (ONLY if specific course credit is not clearly indicated on transcripts sent in to PharmCAS)
*Official, sealed international transcripts (ONLY if requesting credit for prerequisites)

To learn more: https://uh.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/pharmd/application/

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
Due to students facing continued difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Houston College of Pharmacy will temporarily suspend the PCAT requirement for the 2021 admission cycle. The PCAT test will be optional for applications submitted for the 2021 cycle.

Applicants may opt tp take the PCAT no later than March 31, 2021. Preliminary PCAT Score Reports are accepted if uploaded to the PharmCAS account shortly after the test-date. To learn more, go to: http://www.uh.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/pharmd/application/
N/A
No

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Although not required, applicants are encouraged to work or volunteer in a pharmacy setting to get direct exposure to their chosen profession.

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
A Committee letter consisting of letters from several individuals can serve as one to three (1-3) LORs.
Yes
Conditionally accepted
Composite letters will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Varies
Letters of Reference from family members and close friends are NOT accepted. All Letters of Reference must be from individuals residing in the U.S.

Residency

No
No

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
To have international courses considered for Pharm.D. prerequisite courses, applicants are REQUIRED to provide all the following items by the September 30th Priority Deadline:
*UHCOP Supplemental Application & fee
*Unofficial international transcript(s) uploaded to PharmCAS in the Program Materials Section under Documents
*Syllabi and/or catalog course descriptions uploaded to PharmCAS in the Program Materials Section under Documents
*A course by course evaluation performed by World Education Services, Inc. (submitted to PharmCAS)

Official, sealed international transcript(s) must be mailed directly to UHCOP and received no later than May 15, 2021

UHCOP will only review international courses after the PharmCAS and UHCOP Supplemental Application have been submitted. There is no guarantee requests received after September 30, 2020 will be processed. No Pharm.D. course credit is granted from international courses. A valid Social Security number is required for acceptance.
No

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interviews will be either in-person and occur in Health 2 on the Houston-campus OR virtually through Zoom technology.

The interview day lasts about 5 hours and consists of the following:
*Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), assessing non-cognitive skills
*Individual written exercise (computer-based)
*Informational session covering key features of the program, four-year curriculum, and financial aid
*Student panel session, with current Pharm.D. students and faculty
*Brief building tour

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
The $400.00 seat deposit is due within seven (7) days of an applicant's offer of acceptance. A portion of the deposit will be applied to the student's tuition and fees.
  • August 09, 2021
Pharm.D. Orientation is mandatory and occurs Monday through Friday, the week before fall classes begin.
No

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No