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Institution Name University of Houston
College or School Name College of Pharmacy
Short Name U of Houston
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Street 1 Health 2
Street 2 University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Street 3 4349 Martin Luther King Blvd, Room 3044
City Houston
State Texas
Zip 77204
Country United States
Program Location: Texas
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? May 1, 2023
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? October 3, 2022
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. If you want to be offered admission by November 11, we encourage pursuing Priority Admission.

In addition to PharmCAS application, all official transcripts must be in to PharmCAS by 10/3/2022.

UHCOP Supplemental app. & fee also due by 10/3/2022.

Other required items such as letters of reference and volunteer service should be provided without delay. If received after October 3, consideration for Priority Admission is still possible IF received in time for committee review.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Academic Term Type: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 128
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 125
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 125
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 1
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration)
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? No
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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. https://uh.edu/pharmacy/news-and-events/news-releases-2020/april/5th-highest-naplex-11-year-mean/

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. https://natmatch.com/ashprmp/stats.html

UHCOP YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/c/UniversityofHoustonCollegeofPharmacy

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: 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/
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.0
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.0
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants:
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 73
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 43
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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 (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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? All Science and Math prerequisites must be completed by end of Spring 2023 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 the admissions committee to complete math or science prerequisites in the summer term prior to beginning the Pharm.D. curriculum. Each petition will be reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites:
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites: 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.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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 2023 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 2023 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/
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://uh.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/pharmd/prerequisites/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? Yes
Link to Supplemental Instructions: https://ssl.uh.edu/pharmacy-supplemental/
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount: $100.00
Link to supplemental fee form or instructions: https://ssl.uh.edu/pharmacy-supplemental/
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements: 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/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website: https://uh.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/pharmd/admissions-requirements/
Additional PCAT information: The PCAT test is optional for applications submitted for the 2023 admission cycle.

Applicants may opt to take the PCAT no later than March 31, 2023. 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/
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information: Although not required, applicants are encouraged to work or volunteer in a pharmacy setting to get direct exposure to their chosen profession.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Three (3)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • 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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. A Committee letter consisting of letters from several individuals can serve as one to three (1-3) LORs.
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Yes
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. Composite letters will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Does it count as more than one evaluation? Varies
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, 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
Other clarifying information, if necessary: 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, 2023.

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, 2022 will be processed. No Pharm.D. course credit is granted from international courses. A valid Social Security number is required for acceptance.
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? No
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below:
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: 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:
https://youtu.be/Bx8l4waA6MA
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://uh.edu/pharmacy/prospective-students/pharmd/application/
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: 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.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class: 2023-08-21
Additional details for accepted applicants: Pharm.D. Orientation is mandatory and occurs Monday (8/14/2023) through Friday (8/18/2023) , the week before fall classes begin. The first day of classes will be August 21, 2023.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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