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Contact Information

500 W. University Avenue
El Paso
United States

Program Application Deadline

May 2, 2022
The UTEP School of Pharmacy conducts four admission cycles every academic year, each with their own Application Deadline. The above is the final admission cycle deadline. Applicants who apply by one of these deadlines will be grouped and will work through the application process via a set timeline. See the following page of our website for the full schedule of our application process for all four cycles:

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees


Program Description

The University of Texas at El Paso School of Pharmacy (SoP) is committed to preparing IDEAL pharmacists to meet the needs of a 21st century demographic. Our vision is "to be a pioneer in the advancement of pharmacy education through Innovation, Diversity, Engagement, Access, and Leadership (IDEAL) in our community and beyond." The UTEP SoP Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum provides unique experiences to prepare its students. Some examples are:

- Training in Technical Pharmacy Spanish
- Study away/Study abroad experiences in locations such as Washington D.C., Nashville TN, Presidio TX, Ireland, South Korea
- CAPstone research project
- Robust interprofessional activities with nursing, medical, physical therapy, and other healthcare students

We are looking for students who meet, or believe the SoP will help them grow to meet, our IDEAL. We are looking for a diverse student body with a variety of backgrounds, opinions, and experiences. Feel free to explore our website ( to learn more about our innovative pharmacy program.
Learn more about just one of our unique offerings, the CAPstone research project, by watching the video below!

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

The UTEP School of Pharmacy has no minimum GPA requirements, but there are preferred GPA guidelines.

Preferred Undergraduate Math/Science GPA: 3.2
Preferred Undergraduate Overall GPA: 2.75

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Math Calculus I (a course in Business Calculus does not meet the requirement) 4
Statistics Elementary Statistical Methods (a course in Business/Psychology Statistics does not meet the requirement) 3
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with Lab 4
Biology/Biological Science General Biology II with Lab 4
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy/Physiology I with Lab (Can be fulfilled with a Human Anatomy only class with Lab) 4
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy/Physiology II with Lab (Can be fulfilled with a Human Physiology only class with Lab) 4
Biology/Biological Science Genetics I 3
Chemistry General Chemistry with Lab 4
Chemistry General Chemistry II with Lab 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4
Biochemistry Biochemistry I 3
Microbiology General Microbiology with Lab 4
Physics General Physics I with Lab 4
Foreign Language Spanish (College Level or CLEP Equivalent) 3
English Composition / Writing Writing-Intensive Designation 3
English Composition / Writing Rhetoric and Composition I or English I (Core curriculum course) 3
English Composition / Writing Rhetoric and Composition II or English II (Core curriculum course) 3
Humanities Language, Philosophy & Culture (Core curriculum course) 3
Humanities Creative Arts (Core curriculum course) 3
Humanities History of the United States to 1865 (Core curriculum course) 3
Humanities History of the United States Since 1865 (Core curriculum course) 3
Humanities Introduction to Politics (Core curriculum course) 3
Humanities American Government and Politics (Core curriculum course) 3
Social/Behavioral Science Social & Behavioral Sciences (Core curriculum course) 3
Other Component Area Option I (Core curriculum course) 3
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Component Area Option II (Core curriculum course) 3
All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the first day of New Student Orientation, which is held Monday - Friday on the week before the Fall semester begins. Check the UTEP calendar to identify the first day of Fall 2022 classes:
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
See our website for full details regarding the use of online courses to fulfill prerequisites:
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
See our website for full details regarding the use of pass/fail courses to fulfill prerequisites:
Applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree must complete all math and science prerequisites, the writing intensive course, and the Spanish course, but Core Curriculum requirements will be automatically marked complete.

Applicants must be core-complete to be admitted to our program. If you do not have a bachelors degree please see the full list of UTEP courses that meet the Texas Core Curriculum at the following page:

Applicants who are applying from another Texas institution of higher education, and do not have a bachelor's degree, please see the Transfer student policies on the above page for rules on how your core curriculum will be accepted.

The Writing-Intensive prerequisite is a class, most likely in the humanities or liberal arts, that is an upper division (Junior or Senior level course) where over 50% of the overall grade comes from writing assignments.

The Spanish prerequisite can be completed by taking any 3 SCH, college-level, Spanish language course, or by the test equivalent of one semester or more of college-level Spanish either via AP, dual credit, or the CLEP exam.

Supplemental Materials


PCAT and Other Tests

The PCAT is optional for Fall 2022 applicants, however scores can be submitted by applicants who would like the committee to utilize them as part of the overall consideration process. Please see the following page of our website for more details on how the PCAT can be considered as part of your application:

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Three (3)
  • Clergy: ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Recommended but not required
Not Accepted
For a complete application, three (3) letters of recommendation must be submitted via PharmCAS. These letters should discuss your professional, research, academic, and service/civic experiences. Letters from family members, friends, or close relations are not recommended. It is strongly recommended that one letter be from a faculty member (all disciplines accepted, but a science faculty member is preferred), or healthcare professional.



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 evaluations from WES.
All international students must submit their official TOEFL scores. TOEFL (paper based): Minimum score of 500. TOEFL Internet Based (IBT): Minimum score of 79. Regiser and request your score be sent to our program at Our school code 6829.


Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Not sure at this time
The UTEP School of Pharmacy (SoP) interview process consists of a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and the Health Science Reasoning Test (HSRT).

The MMI will assess non-cognitive qualities and how the applicant fits the UTEP SoP IDEAL vision. For more information see:

For more information on the HSRT see:

Accepted Applicants

The deposit is non-refundable but will be distributed back to every admitted applicants account at the beginning of the Fall semester to be applied towards tuition and fees.
  • Aug 22, 2022
The UTEP Academic Calendar can be found here:

Background Checks and Drug Screenings