Published Survey
Submission Number: 4149
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Contact Information

1310 S. Coulter Street
Amarillo
Texas
79106
United States
Texas
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2023
March 1, 2023
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Abilene-four years (P1-P4), Amarillo-four years (P1-P4), Dallas-four years (P1-P4), Lubbock-two years (P3-P4)
Yes
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s)
Yes

Last Entering Class

116
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MPH (Public Health)
No
Yes

Program Description

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy offers the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) with the expanded role of the pharmacist in mind.

TTUHSC School of Pharmacy's program is student centered, focusing on problem-based educational strategies. The curriculum provides an integrated course context of pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and therapeutics, built on a solid understanding of the biomedical sciences. It offers expanded practice management instruction and clinical experiences early and throughout the four-year professional program. Each of the curricular and instructional strategies has been precisely balanced to give the academic and clinical preparation to optimally succeed in any pharmaceutical profession. Learn more by visiting www.ttuhsc.edu/pharmacy

Email sopadmissions@ttuhsc.edu to schedule a campus tour!
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

3.00
3.00
Our preferred minimum GPA is 3.00 for both the overall and pre-pharmacy GPA. However, we conduct a holistic review of each candidate that includes the candidate's GPA, application essays, letters of recommendation, participation in extracurricular activities, leadership responsibilities, work experience, and PCAT score (if applicable) in order to determine eligibility for admission.
65
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Prerequisites should be completed by May 31, 2023. Courses should be no older than seven years in age. If you have older coursework, please contact sopadmissions@ttuhsc.edu for course approval.
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science Biology--Biology I for Majors with lab 4
Biology/Biological Science Biology--Biology II for Majors with lab 4
Microbiology Biology--Microbiology with lab 4
Chemistry Chemistry--Chemistry I for Majors with lab 4
Chemistry Chemistry--Chemistry II for Majors with lab 4
Chemistry Chemistry--Organic Chemistry I with lab 4
Chemistry Chemistry--Organic Chemistry II with lab 4
Physics Physics I with lab (trig or calculus based accepted) 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech (Public Speaking) (not waived with a bachelor's degree) 3
Math Math--Calculus I (not business calculus) 4
Statistics Math--Statistics (or biostatistics) 3
English Composition / Writing English Composition (two 3-hour courses-not used in GPA calculation)
*If you have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university prior to enrolling in the School of Pharmacy, you will be exempt from this course.
6
Other *English/British/U.S./Ethnic/Women's Literature (not used in GPA calculation)
*If you have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university prior to enrolling in the School of Pharmacy, you will be exempt from this course.
3
Humanities *History, Government, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Economics, Humanities, or other social/behavioral science (five 3-hour courses-not used in GPA calculation)
*If you have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university prior to enrolling in the School of Pharmacy, you will be exempt from this course.
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All required prerequisites should be completed by May 31, 2023.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
*Exemption from English and Humanities/Social Science courses if applicant has earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university prior to enrolling in the School of Pharmacy. All other prerequisites are required.

*Public Speaking is not waived with a bachelor's degree.

*Humanities/Social Sciences include: Anthropology, Communications (excluding Public Speaking prerequisite), Economics, Ethnic Studies, Family Living/Human Development, Geography, History, Journalism, Philosophy, Political Science (Government), Psychology, and Sociology.

*For more information visit www.ttuhsc.edu/pharmacy
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
Yes
$100
Once your application has been verified by PharmCAS and released to our Admissions office, we will send you a link to the supplemental application and your personal application portal.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
Your submitted Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) scores are a strong indicator of your future success in the pharmacy field. Strong PCAT scores will elevate your application, but the test is optional for admission.
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: NOT ACCEPTED
No Answer
No answer
We recommend that you include letters from pharmacy supervisors, faculty members and pharmacy professionals.
Letters from family members, clergy, and friends will not be accepted.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center requires an official U.S. equivalency course-by-course evaluation for all foreign coursework outside the United States. Foreign transcripts are not accepted. World Education Services (www.wes.org) can be sent directly to PharmCAS. We will also accept U.S. equivalency course-by-course evaluations from companies who are members of ATA, AACRAO, and/or NASFA.

If an applicant is classified as an international applicant, we will require additional application items that will be added to the supplemental checklist. Foreign evaluations and the additional international application items are all due by the December 1st (date is subject to change, please contact our office at 806-414-9393 for verification).
Yes
An official TOEFL score report indicating a minimum of 650 paper-based/280 computer-based/79 internet-based is required. Official TOEFL scores must be sent to PharmCAS. The TOEFL is waived for international applications who complete four long consecutive semesters from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university or for those who are a citizen of a country whose native language is English.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes, but only if the campus is closed to visitors
* Team-Based Learning Decision Making Exercise
* One-on-one behavioral interview with a faculty member and a current student
* Tour of the campus including Sim Center, Anatomage tables, Sterile Products IV lab, and Compounding lab
*Q&A with students
* Curriculum overview
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
In order to secure the candidate seat in the class, a non-refundable $400 seat fee is required.
2023-08-12
*Date of first day of classes is subject to change.
Yes
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes