Frequently Asked Questions about Admissions to the College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. Program
In accordance with the University's Basic Education Requirements, a student in the College of Pharmacy must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to the completion
of two semesters of college coursework. If a student has completed two years of a single foreign language in high school, no additional foreign language is necessary. Non-native
English speakers may take a placement exam in their native language to demonstrate competence in their native language. The foreign language requirement must be fulfilled before
beginning the professional sequence of courses.
The University of Texas at Austin
Office of Admissions
PO Box 8058
Austin, TX 78713-8058
A: The UT Austin College of Pharmacy will be using the national PharmD admission system (PharmCAS) for the Fall 2013 admissions cycle. The application will open on June 1, 2012. We plan to update our website with general admissions information and instructions by late March 2012. Information about reapplication will be available at that time.
A: The UT Austin College of Pharmacy will be using the national PharmD admission system (PharmCAS) for the Fall 2013 admissions cycle. The application will open on June 1, 2012. We plan to update our website with general admissions information and instructions by late March 2012.
A: The first two years of coursework is referred to as the prepharmacy
years. The professional curriculum is a four-year program. Consequently
the Doctor of Pharmacy degree takes a minimum of six years to complete.
A:Yes, here are some useful links:
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A:You are eligible for admission if you have completed the prerequisites for admission.
The professional curriculum will still take a minimum of four years to complete.
A:No. All PharmD applicants must complete ALL pre-pharmacy
requirements prior to matriculation into the Pharm.D. program.
A:Pharm.D. students admitted fall 2010 or later will be WAIVED any lacking CORE curriculum and
A:Yes, the PCAT is required; however, PCAT scores more than three
years old are not accepted.
A:If you intend to become a pharmacist, then you should seek to
earn a Pharm.D. degree. If you intend to become a researcher, then you should
seek to earn a Ph.D.
A:If you intend to apply to the professional curriculum in the College
of Pharmacy with the intention of becoming a pharmacist, then apply to the
university using the University of Texas Undergraduate Transfer application as a transfer student in the College of Natural Sciences as a pre-pharmacy student. Even if you are admitted to the College of Pharmacy, you will still be considered an undergraduate
student as far as the university is concerned. If you intend to apply to
a graduate program (M.S. or Ph.D) supervised by the College of Pharmacy
with the intention of becoming a researcher, then apply to the university
as a graduate student.
Log in to your Application Status page (using your UT EID and password) to find out what items we've received and what items are still missing. It may take 3-5 business days (once we
receive your items) to process your materials and update the information on your Application Status page.
You must contact the University Admissions Office at (512) 475-7387 for assistance with the electronic application.
A: The following web site has tuition and fee information:
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
2409 University Ave. Stop: A1900