Pharm.D. Program

Requirements for Admissions into The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

The UT Austin College of Pharmacy participates in the national Pharm.D. application system (PharmCAS).  Two applications (PharmCAS and UT Supplemental applications) plus additional requirements stated below must be submitted for consideration. 

You can also find our application requirements via the PharmaCAS school pages site:

Required Pre-Pharmacy Courses

Although a previous degree is not necessary for admission to the College of Pharmacy, students tend to perform better when they are taking courses that satisfy degree requirements; therefore, students are encouraged to choose a program of study leading to a baccalaureate degree and to strive for a grade of "B" or better. A grade of at least "C-" must be earned in each of the required courses for admission.

Click on this link for Required Pre-Pharmacy Courses.

PCAT (Pharmacy College Admissions Test)

The PCAT is required for admissions into UT Austin College of Pharmacy. Scores cannot be older than 3-years to be considered for admissions.

The PCAT should be taken no later than any of the September exams dates prior to the year you are seeking admissions. 

For example, if you are seeking Pharm.D. admissions for fall 20YY,  you must take the PCAT exam no later than the September 20XX.  October/November 20XX PCAT scores will not be used for fall 20YY admissions.

PCAT site:

Letters of Reference/Recommendation

We require two letters of reference for admissions consideration. Applicants must submit letters to PharmCAS.

We ask that you provide letters from individuals who know you professionally and/or academically. Letters from family or friends are NOT accepted.

Additional information about letter of reference requirements can be found at our PharmCAS school pages.

Application and Admission Procedures

The Assistant Dean for Admissions is responsible for the processing of the application. All actions involving admission to the college are at the discretion of the Admissions Committee with the Dean's consent. Questions concerning either the admission or interview process should be directed to the following email address:

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Applying for Admission

Applying to UT Austin College of Pharmacy requires you to submit two applications. You will need to submit an application via PharmCAS and a UT Austin Supplemental application.  

Application instructions and due dates can be found at the following site:

Interview and Photograph

Click on the following link to learn more about the interview process.

Personal Photo: Human nature is such that we recall people best when we can put a face with a name. Therefore, the admissions committee asks that you bring a small photograph with you when you interview (write your name on the back) to help us when we review your application.

College of Pharmacy Admission Decisions

Applicants are selected for admission on the basis of their academic performance, PCAT scores, letters of reference, communication skills (both oral and written), knowledge or experience with pharmacy, and community involvement. Applicants must be interviewed before acceptance can be offered.

Generally all admission decisions will be made by early March. Candidates will receive written notification of acceptance, alternate status or rejection.

Non-Texas Resident Applicants

Your residency status is determined by The University of Texas at Austin.  

Please visit the following site for frequently asked questions regarding Texas residency:

Additional information on determining or establishing Texas residency can be found at the following site:

Last Reviewed: September 24, 2014

College Information

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

Email Address:



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