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
Austin
Texas
78712
United States
Texas
Yes

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2022
The following items must be completed by the deadline to be considered on-time:
- "VERIFIED" PharmCAS status application
- Submitted/Paid UT Austin College of Pharmacy supplemental application
- Three letters of reference
- PCAT scores (if applicable)

We will accept preliminary PCAT scores for initial review but official PCAT scores will need to be reflected on your application at the time of final decision by the Admissions Committee.
October 1, 2021
The following items completed by the deadline to be considered on-time:
- "VERIFIED" PharmCAS status application
- Submitted/Paid UT Austin College of Pharmacy supplemental application
- Three letters of reference
- PCAT scores (if applicable)

We will accept preliminary PCAT scores for initial review but official PCAT scores will need to be reflected on your application at the time of final decision by the Admissions Committee.
Yes

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.
Yes
Public
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

102
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MPH (Public Health), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
No
Yes

Program Description

Program Information: https://pharmacy.utexas.edu/

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 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.

Pharm.D. Curriculum: https://pharmacy.utexas.edu/degrees-programs/pharm-d/syllabi-required
Program Quality Indicators: https://pharmacy.utexas.edu/about/quality-indicators
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.0
2.0
At least a "C-" or better is required for pre-pharmacy prerequisites courses.
"CR" on the Pass/Fail grading basis will be accepted to fulfill pre-pharmacy prerequisites from the spring 2020 semester.
41
29
65
45
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.
Yes

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 2022 prior to matriculation. https://pharmacy.utexas.edu/degrees-programs/admissions/plan/required-prerequisite-courses
  • 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 courses online to fulfill prerequisite requirements.

As we transition to in-person from the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope you're able to get back into the classroom to complete your prerequisites. If you plan to continue with majority online or virtual courses, please contact pharmdadmissions@austin.utexas.edu with your plan of action.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
Spring 2020 will be the only semester we'll accept "CR" from the pass/fail grading basis to fulfill pre-pharmacy prerequisites.
Pre-pharmacy Prerequisite courses requirements: a bachelor's degree will NOT waive these requirements: https://pharmacy.utexas.edu/degrees-programs/admissions/plan/required-prerequisite-courses

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. https://pharmacy.utexas.edu/degrees-programs/admissions/plan/core-flag-requirements

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

Flu Vaccine requirement: must complete during the 2021-2022 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 this immunization


Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
Yes
$100
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 pharmdadmissions@austin.utexas.edu. Please provide proof of your approved PharmCAS application fee waiver.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
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.

- Fall Priority Deadline: We'll accept PCAT scores taken by September 9, 2021
- Spring Final Deadline: We'll accept PCAT scores taken by January 5, 2022

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.

N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

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

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • 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 and can provide supporting content to their character and/or qualifications. NOTE: Letters can NOT be from friends or family members.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Establishing Texas residency and Contact Information can be found at the following site:
https://admissions.utexas.edu/residency


Yes

International Applicants

Yes
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 evaluation from WES. Please request a course-by-course evaluation as instructed by PharmCAS. https://www.pharmcas.org/application-instructions/transcripts

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 this information to 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 socialsecurity.gov
Yes
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. https://admissions.utexas.edu/apply/transfer-admission#fndtn-t115-whats-required
No
Yes

Interviews

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Not sure at this time
Interviewees will spend half a day (4-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 provided on our institutional website.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
Nonrefundable $200 Seat/Enrollment Deposit Required
- Deadline for applicants admitted from Fall Priority Decisions: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
- Deadline for applicants admitted from Spring Decisions: Sunday, May 1, 2022

Upon matriculation, the $200 nonrefundable deposit will be applied to your fall 2022 tuition bill.
Incoming students will be REQUIRED to participate in all aspects of New Student Orientation anticipated for Monday, August 22- Tuesday, August 30, 2022. This is a non-academic matriculation requirement.

No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

No
No
Yes