Pharm.D. Program


Frequently Asked Questions about Admissions to the College of Pharmacy Pharm.D. Program

  1. What are the foreign language requirements?

  2. Where do I need to send my transcripts?

  3. I need to request a reapplication. To whom do I send my request?

  4. I need to request an application. To whom do I send my request?

  5. Is there an on-line application to UT and the College of Pharmacy?

  6. How long does it take to earn the Doctor of Pharmacy degree?

  7. Is there information on the web about admissions requirements, financial aid, and housing for students at The University of Texas and the College of Pharmacy?

  8. I have a B.S. degree in a field other than pharmacy. I am interested in the Pharm.D. program. Am I eligible for admission?

  9. If I have a prior baccalaureate degree or higher, will any of the pre-pharmacy prerequisite requirements be waived?

  10. If I have a prior baccalaureate degree or higher, will any of the CORE curriculum and FLAG requirements be waived?

  11. Is the PCAT required for admission to the college?

  12. What is the difference between a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy (Ph.D.)?

  13. If I already have a degree, do I apply to the University of Texas as a graduate student or a transfer student?

  14. What is the URL of the University of Texas Undergraduate Transfer Application?

  15. What is the URL of the College of Pharmacy application information?

  16. How can I check on the status of my College of Pharmacy application?

  17. What happens if I forget my password to get access to my application?

  18. Where can I find tuition and fees at the University of Texas at Austin?


Answers:
  1. Q:What are the foreign language requirements?

    A: 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.

  2. Q:Where do I need to send my transcripts?

    A:
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Office of Admissions
    PO Box 8058
    Austin, TX 78713-8058


  3. Q:I need to request an application. To whom do I send my request?

    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.



  4. Q:I need to request a reapplication. To whom do I send my request?

    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.

  5. Q:Is there an on-line application to UT and the College of Pharmacy?

    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.

  6. Q:How long does it take to earn the Doctor of Pharmacy degree?

    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.

  7. Q:Is there information on the web about admissions requirements, financial aid, and housing for students at The University of Texas and the College of Pharmacy?

    A:Yes, here are some useful links:

    University Information   | College Information

    UT Admissions Pharmacy Admissions
    UT Financial Aid Pharmacy Financial Aid
    UT Housing N/A


  8. Q:I have a B.S. degree in a field other than pharmacy. I am interested in the Pharm.D. program. Am I eligible for admission?

    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.

  9. Q:If I have a prior baccalaureate degree or higher, will any of the pre-pharmacy prerequisite requirements be waived?

    A:No. All PharmD applicants must complete ALL pre-pharmacy prerequisite requirements prior to matriculation into the Pharm.D. program.

  10. Q:If I have a prior baccalaureate degree or higher, will any of the CORE curriculum and FLAG requirements be waived?

    A:Pharm.D. students admitted fall 2010 or later will be WAIVED any lacking CORE curriculum and FLAG requirements.

  11. Q:Is the PCAT required for admission to the college?

    A:Yes, the PCAT is required; however, PCAT scores more than three years old are not accepted.

  12. Q:What is the difference between a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy (Ph.D.)?

    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.

  13. Q:If I already have a degree, do I apply to the University of Texas as a graduate student or a transfer student?

    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.

  14. Q:What is the URL of the University of Texas Undergraduate Transfer Application?

    A: http://www.utexas.edu /student/admissions/transfer/applying.html

  15. Q:What is the URL of the College of Pharmacy application information?

    A: http://www.utexas.edu /pharmacy/admissions/pharmd.html

  16. Q:How can I check the status of my College of Pharmacy application?

    A: 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.

  17. Q:What happens if I forget my password to get access to my application?

    A: You must contact the University Admissions Office at (512) 475-7387 for assistance with the electronic application.

  18. Q:Where can I find tuition and fees at the University of Texas at Austin?

    A: The following web site has tuition and fee information: http://www.utexas.edu/business/accounting/sar/t_f_rates.html



Last Reviewed: January 25, 2012

College Information

Mailing Address:
College of Pharmacy
Admissions Office
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave. Stop: A1900
Austin, TX
78712-01200
USA

Email Address:
pharmdadmissions
@austin.utexas.edu

Phone:
1-512-471-1737



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