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Contact Information

2409 University Avenue PHR 5.112
Mail Code A1900
United States

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2024
To meet the our final application deadline, you must meet the following application and academic criteria as indicated at the following site:
October 2, 2023
To meet the our priority deadline, you must meet the following application and academic criteria as indicated at the following site:

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


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
We do offer concurrent pathways towards earning your:
- Pharm.D./M Public Health
- Pharm.D./MS Biomedical Informatics

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, San Antonio, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston/Galveston and Rio Grande Valley.

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 throughout 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.

- Pharm.D. Curriculum:
- Program Quality Indicators:

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

At least a "C-" or better is required for all pre-pharmacy prerequisites courses.
"CR" or "S" on the Pass/Fail grading basis will be accepted to fulfill pre-pharmacy prerequisites from the spring 2020 semester.
Pre-pharmacy prerequisite course requirements must be completed prior to matriculation.

Core/Flag (Global Cultures) course requirements are highly recommended to be completed prior to matriculation, but they will not prevent one from being admitted into the Pharm.D. program if yet completed. Keep in mind that you'll be enrolled in at least 16-hrs per semester. Complete or minimize the number courses that you would need to complete concurrently while completing the Pharm.D. curriculum.

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
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
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
Physics Physics with lab- (non calculus or calculus-based physics is acceptable)- PREREQUISITE 4 6
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 session II 2024 prior to matriculation.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
We recognize that some of your courses may have been completed online during spring 2020 thru spring 2021. We'll accept those online courses to fulfill prerequisite requirements.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
We'll accept "CR" or "S" from the pass/fail grading basis taken Spring 2020 to fulfill pre-pharmacy prerequisites.
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 except for 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

Hepatitis B Immunization: Please begin working on completing this requirement as soon as possible, but no later than March 1st. Even though you may not have an admission decision by this time, you do not want to risk not being able to complete this non-academic requirement at matriculation and begin Pharm.D. curriculum. This noncompliance could delay your start of pharmacy school by 1-year.

Please locate childhood immunization records to find out if you already started and/or completed Hep B immunization.


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 create your PharmCAS application. It can also be submitted before completing the PharmCAS application. Once PharmCAS indicates your application at VERIFIED status, we will see if you've submitted and paid for your supplemental application and submitted all three letters of reference as additional requirements needed 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 Please provide proof of your approved PharmCAS application fee waiver.

PCAT and Other Tests

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

- Fall Priority Deadline: We'll accept PCAT scores taken by July 6, 2023
- Spring Final Deadline: We'll accept PCAT scores taken by January 9, 2024

We'll accept preliminary scores for review purposes. Official PCAT scores would need to be reflected on your application when the Admissions Committee makes final decisions.


Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Gaining experience in a pharmacy setting is highly recommended to determine if pharmacy is a fit for you, to obtain interaction opportunities 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 (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: 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 and can provide supporting content to their character and/or qualifications. NOTE: 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
Our program only accepts transcript evaluations from WES. Please request a course-by-course evaluation as instructed by PharmCAS.

If you accept an offer of 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.

IMPORTANT: Every student admitted into our Pharm.D. Program must have a Social Security number and card before matriculation. One will need social security number and card to matriculate and apply for the Texas State Board of Pharmacy Student Intern Application.

We recommend that you look into the process of obtaining a social security number at
International applicants are required to submit official TOEFL scores. When applying for admission, submit official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to PharmCAS using the code 8246.

We highly recommend TOEFL scores to be equal to or greater than 100. Other scores will be considered upon review of the TOEFL score report.

TOEFL Testing Site:

Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs


Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interviewees will participate in a Pre-Interview hour (1-hour) on a weekday prior to their weekend MMI Interview.

Interviewees will spend (2.5-hours) participating in MMI interviews along with a showcase presentation highlighting the unique qualities of UT Austin College of Pharmacy.

Interview dates and additional details will be soon provided on our institutional website.

Accepted Applicants

Nonrefundable $200 Seat/Enrollment Deposit Required
- Deadline for applicants admitted from Fall Priority Decisions: Thursday, February 1, 2024
- Deadline for applicants admitted from Spring Decisions: Monday, May 1, 2024

Upon matriculation, the $200 nonrefundable deposit will be applied to your fall 2024 tuition bill.
Incoming students will be REQUIRED to participate in all aspects of New Student Orientation anticipated for Monday, August 12- Saturday, August 24, 2024. This is a non-academic matriculation requirement.


Background Checks and Drug Screenings