Published Survey
Submission Number: 4163
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Created: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 13:42
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Contact Information

2409 University Avenue PHR 5.112
Mail Code A1900
United States

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2021
Fall Priority Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020
Spring Regular Decision Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2021

We will be reviewing applications in the fall to determine who will have the opportunity to interview and receive admission decision notifications in the fall. This is great opportunity for those applicants who like to plan and know their decision early. The applicant will not be in a binding agreement if they are admitted into our Pharm.D. program.

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • UTHSC at San Antonio- A limited number of pharmacy students assigned to the San Antonio region will relocate to this campus after the 2nd professional year to complete their Institutional IPPE (summer) and the 3rd & 4th professional years.
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Program Description

Program Information:

General Information: The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy was founded in 1893 and is currently ranked as a top 10 pharmacy program by U.S. News and World Report. Located in the heart of Austin, Texas, the UT-Austin College of Pharmacy has a joint program with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The college provides education and training to more than 500 professional students and approximately 130 graduate students, post-graduate residents, and post-graduate fellows. We offer clinical education sites throughout Texas in the Austin/Temple/Waco area, Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and Galveston.

Student pharmacists are trained to deliver patient-centered care in an interprofessional collaborative practice environment alongside with medical, nursing, social work and other interprofessional student groups througout the Pharm.D. program. Graduates enter residency at a rate above the national average, and at the highest rate of all Texas Colleges/Schools of Pharmacy. An Honors Research Program and Pharm.D./Ph.D. track are available for students interested in research careers.

Vision/Mission: The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy strives to be the leading College of Pharmacy for innovative interdisciplinary education, research, and service, revolutionizing patient care and health outcomes in Texas and the world. The college provides exemplary education, training, research, and professional development for Pharm.D. students, graduate students, and postgraduates in the pharmaceutical sciences; to advance discovery, innovation, and patient care; and to provide service to the university, professional and scientific communities, and society. Program quality indicators:

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Chemistry General Chemistry I with LAB for science majors- PREREQUISITE 4 6
Chemistry General Chemistry II with LAB for science majors- PREREQUISITE 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with LAB for science majors- PREREQUISITE 4 6
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with LAB for science majors- PREREQUISITE 4 6
Biology/Biological Science General Biology I (cellular & molecular) for science majors (lecture only)- PREREQUISITE 3 5
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II (structure & function) for science majors (lecture only)- PREREQUISITE 3 5
Biology/Biological Science Genetics (lecture only)- PREREQUISITE 3 5
Microbiology Microbiology with LAB geared to pre-pharmacy and pre-medicine- PREREQUISITE 4 6
Physics Physics with lab- (non calculus or calculus-based physics is acceptable)- PREREQUISITE 3 5
Math Calculus I- (Business Calculus is NOT acceptable)- PREREQUISITE 3 5
Statistics Statistics (a wide variety of statistic courses in mathematics, psychology, and sociology are acceptable)- PREREQUISITE 3 5
English Composition / Writing Composition (Writing)- Composition I will fulfill this requirement- PREREQUISITE 3 5
Humanities Literature (Readings in American, British, or World literature courses); Composition II or Technical Writing will NOT fulfill this requirement- PREREQUISITE 3 5
Other Social & Behavioral Science- university CORE course requirement for graduation 3 5
Other United States History I & II- university CORE course requirements for graduation 6 9
Other American Government- university CORE course requirements for graduation (One of the courses should contain Texas government/constitution content)* 6 9
Other Visual & Performing Arts - university CORE course requirement for graduation 3 5
Other Signature Course (First Year or Upper Classman)- university CORE course requirement for graduation (This course is unique to UT Austin)** 3 5
Other Global Cultures FLAG course- university requirement for graduation; can overlap with a Signature Course (at UT Austin) 3 5
Pre-pharmacy prerequisites (chemistry, biological sciences, microbiology, physics, math, statistics, English composition/writing, and literature) must be completed by the end of summer 2021 prior to matriculation.
Pre-pharmacy Prerequisite courses requirements: a bachelor's degree will NOT waive these requirements:

CORE, Global Cultures FLAG and Foreign Language course requirements: matriculation with a bachelor's degree will waive deficiencies in this area unless it's a pre-pharmacy prerequisite. We highly recommend you complete these university requirements prior to matriculation.

Foreign Language requirement: Must be completed prior to matriculation; a bachelor's degree will waive this requirement

Flu Vaccine requirement: must complete during the 2020-2021 flu season; obtain early before the vaccine runs out

Hepatitis B Immunization: must be completed prior to matriculation; locate childhood immunization records to find out if already completed


Supplemental Materials

The PharmCAS ID number is required to start and submit the UT Austin Supplemental Application. The supplemental application can be started once you start your PharmCAS application. It can also be submitted before completing the PharmCAS application. Once PharmCAS has VERIFIED your application as complete, we will see if you've submitted and paid for your supplemental application as an additional requirement to consider movement into our internal review status. A supplemental application fee waiver can be requested if you've been approved a PharmCAS application fee waiver. Please submit requests to

PCAT and Other Tests

Applicants who wish to submit their PCAT scores to strengthen their academic profile, please send directly to PharmCAS using PharmCAS Code 104. Additional guidance and information on taking the PCAT can be found at our institutional site and contacting us for admission counseling.


Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Gaining experience in a pharmacy setting is highly recommended to find out if pharmacy is for you, to interact with patients, and to network with pharmacists.

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Not accepted
Not Accepted
Letters of reference from pharmacist supervisors, employer supervisors, and/or math or science professors are strongly encouraged. Letters of reference should be from individuals who know the applicant really well on a professional and/or academic level. Letters can NOT be from friends or family members.


Establishing Texas residency and contact information can be found at the following site:

International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
If you accept an offer admission from UT Austin College of Pharmacy, you will be required to submit an original foreign transcript to UT Austin Main Admissions. Additional directions and guidance will be provided at that time. NOTE: Every student admitted into our Pharm.D. Program must have a social security number and card before matriculation. One will need this information to apply for the Texas State Board of Pharmacy Student Intern Application.
Foreign applicants should take the TOEFL if English is your second language, even if you have been in the U.S. for several years. When applying for admission, submit an official score from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Academic Examination of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Although the Graduate and International Admissions Center accepts either the TOEFL or IELTS, the TOEFL iBT is preferred because of the intergrative nature of the four skills tested and the facility with which scores are transmitted.


Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Day will be on a virtual platform this application cycle.
Interviewees will spend half a day (4-hours) participating in MMI interviews and showcase presentations to highlight the unique qualities of UT Austin College of Pharmacy.

Interview dates will be provided on our institutional website.

Accepted Applicants

Nonrefundable $200 Deposit Required
Deadline for applicants admitted from fall priority: Monday, February 1, 2021
Deadline for applicants admitted from spring regular decision: Saturday, May 1, 2021

Upon matriculation, the $200 nonrefundable deposit will be applied to your fall 2021 tuition bill.
  • August 25, 2021
Incoming students will be required to participate in all aspects of New Student Orientation anticipated for Monday, August 16- Tuesday, August 24, 2021. This will be a non-academic matriculation requirement.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings