Graduate Admissions

Application Checklist

You will apply to Pharmaceutical Sciences as your major and then in the application process it will ask you which division you want. You can only choose one, but if you are interested in more than one division, please contact Stephanie Crouch.

All materials should be uploaded electronically. You should not mail paper copies of any materials unless asked to do so by someone from GIAC (Graduate and International Admission Center), someone from the Division of Pharmacotherapy,  or the Graduate Coordinator for Pharmacy. You will receive an email from GIAC with your EID (electronic ID) and be able to upload additional materials, such as your resume and statement of purpose, shortly after you complete your application, submit it, and pay your admission fee.

The GRE and TOEFL scores will be sent directly from ETS upon your request. Please note that although UT Austin does not have a minimum GRE score, the most competitive applicants have verbal scores of 75% or higher and quantitative scores of 70% or higher. We do consider students with scores lower than this, but only if all other materials are excellent. Please contact Stephanie Crouch if you have questions about this before you apply. Scores must be received by UT no later than 1 week after the deadline and it can often take up to 3-4 weeks for the University to receive and process the scores after you request them. Please plan accordingly.

The University sets a restriction for TOEFL and IELTS scores. A score of 550 (paper test), 213 (computer-based test), or 79 (internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR an overall band of 6.5 on the Academic Examination of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is considered the minimum acceptable for admission to The University of Texas at Austin.

TOEFL scores over two years old will not be accepted. Other test scores more than five years old will not be accepted. Only test scores mailed directly from the testing agency are considered official.

For more information about test scores please go to http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/admissions/test_scores.html.

Our deadline for Fall 2015 admission is December 1 for PhD and non-residency masters and January 15 for masters with concurrent residency.

We highly recommend that you complete the application and submit all materials well before the deadline so that we have a complete file when we start our review.  You will be able to check your application status for any missing materials shortly after you submit your online application and pay your application fee.

Please take note of the EID and password that you will receive about 24-48 hours after you submit your application. You will need these later to check your admission status.

Steps for completing your application:

  1. Application for admission - the electronic application is available at: ApplyTexas. In order for your application to be properly reviewed, please be sure that you have selected one of the areas of interest- Pharmaceutics, Med Chem, etc.
  2. Application fee
  3. Detailed resume. Within 48 hours of the submission of you application you will receive an email from the Graduate Admission Center directing you to a Status Check website where you will be asked to upload your resume. Please do not mail this credential.
  4. Statement of purpose. Within 48 hours of the submission of you application you will receive an email from the Graduate Admission Center directing you to a Status Check website where you will be asked to upload your statement of purpose. Please do not use the application format and do not mail this credential.
  5. Three letters of recommendation - You will supply the names and email addresses to the online application and the recommenders will be contacted electronically after you submit your application and pay your application fee. It is highly recommended that you use the online process for submitting letters of recommendation. If for any reason your recommender cannot submit the letter electronically please contact us at the email address below and we will send you instructions for sending the letters of recommendation directly to the pharmacy graduate office or the Graduate and International Admission Center (GIAC).
  6. One official transcript from each college or university attended. Within 48 hours of the submission of you application you will receive an email from the Graduate Admission Center directing you to a Status Check website where you will be asked to upload your transcripts. Please do not mail these credentials, unless you are requested to do so. For additional information regarding the submission of transcripts see the Graduate & International Admission Center web site.
  7. An official report of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. (UT-Austin code 6882 - you do not need a department code)
  8. An official score report for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (international students only).
  9. Be sure to answer the question on the application about listing 2-3 faculty from the division you chose.
  10. Please answer the question giving your previous field of study and previous degrees.

We want to emphasize that all materials be uploaded electronically.  We will carefully dispose of any paper materials we receive, unless we have requested them.

Please contact the Pharmacy Graduate Coordinator with any questions regarding the application process.

 


Last Reviewed: September 29, 2014

Mailing Address:
Research & Graduate Studies
PHR 4.220
2409 University Ave Stop A1900
Austin, TX 78712-1113

Email Address: swcrouch
@austin.utexas.edu

Phone:
1-512-471-6590

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