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Contact Information

Health 2
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
4349 Martin Luther King Blvd, Room 3044
United States

Program Application Deadline

May 1, 2024
October 2, 2023
If you want to be offered admission by November 10, we encourage pursuing Priority Admission.

In addition to PharmCAS application, all official transcripts must be in to PharmCAS by 10/2/2023.

UHCOP Supplemental app. & fee also due by 10/2/2023.

Other required items such as letters of reference and volunteer service should be provided without delay. If received after October 2, consideration for Priority Admission is still possible IF received in time for committee review.

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required

Last Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)

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.

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.

UHCOP graduates continue to achieve exemplary results on the NAPLEX national licensing exam, consistently ranking high in the state of Texas.

Many UHCOP students successfully match to Phase I/II Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) residencies upon graduation. In fact, 81% of our 2022 Pharm.D. graduates (46 total) matched to residency, above the 77% national average.

UHCOP YouTube channel:

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. Learn more about RGV:

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Pharm.D. curriculum:

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


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 (one year of high school physics in U.S. may be used to meet College Physics prerequisite) 3
Social/Behavioral Science Introduction to Psychology OR Introduction to Sociology (no substitutions) 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 2024 semester. Applicants must complete all required prerequisites by the end of the summer term prior to beginning the Pharm.D. curriculum in the fall.

An applicant may petition to complete math or science prerequisites in the summer prior to beginning the Pharm.D. program. Petitions will be reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Beginning the summer 2021 semester, a letter-grade of 'C' (2.0 GPA) or higher is required for meeting all prerequisite courses. For coursework completed prior to summer 2021 semester, a Pass grade will be used for meeting the prerequisite course.
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 2024 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 2024 semester. The Component Area Option course is unique to Texas. To learn more visit the TX Core curriculum link

Supplemental Materials

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

No supplemental fee waivers are available.

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:

PCAT and Other Tests

The PCAT test is optional for applications submitted for the 2024 admission cycle.

Applicants may opt to take the PCAT no later than March 31, 2024. Preliminary PCAT Score Reports are accepted if uploaded to the PharmCAS account shortly after the test-date. To learn more, go to:

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)

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 (Any Subject Area): 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.
Conditionally accepted
Composite letters will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
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.



International Applicants

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 1, 2024.

UHCOP will only review international courses after the PharmCAS and UHCOP Supplemental Application have been submitted. There is no guarantee requests received after September 29, 2023 will be processed. No Pharm.D. course credit is granted from international courses. A valid Social Security number is required for acceptance.
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs


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

Link to interview preparation video:

Accepted Applicants

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.
Pharm.D. Orientation is mandatory and occurs Monday (8/12/2024) through Friday (8/16/2024) , the week before fall classes begin. The first day of classes will be August 19, 2024.

A valid Social Security Number is required to begin the Pharm.D. program. Under the Texas State Board of Pharmacy Rules and Regulations, a student is required to register as an intern trainee upon entry into the professional pharmacy degree program. A Social Security number is mandatory and required to be issued an intern trainee card.

Individuals who do not currently possess a Social Security Number are advised to begin the process immediately through the U.S. Social Security Office.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings