Interview Process

Interview Purpose

You must interview in order to be considered for the PharmD program. Our interview day serves several functions. It allows the college to know, understand, and assess you as a candidate. It adds a third dimension to the two-dimensional application that exists in an application file. It gives you the opportunity to learn the philosophies and personalities of our program by way of the faculty, staff and students. Finally, it helps determine if our program is a good fit for you and conversely if you are a good fit for our program. Interviews generally take place from October to May, but may end sooner if the class is filled. Candidates who are invited to interview will be contacted by email. Declining or failing to respond to an interview offer will result in closure of your application. Applicants who fail to show for a scheduled interview will be reported to PharmCAS as Unprofessional Conduct. Early submission of your application can increase your chances of interview selection. Interview results are confidential and are considered in the competitive selection process.

Prepare to Interview

When you are notified, it is time to finalize your preparation for your face-to-face with faculty and community pharmacist interviewers. For some, the interview may be the most difficult part of the application process, but our staff will be with you every step of the way to help guide you through the interview process. Do not underestimate the importance of the interview. The interviewers’ evaluations may tip the balance in the Admissions Committee’s deliberations. You should be aware that you are being evaluated during your entire visit with us.

Click here for a PDF of “Preparing For the Interview

What to Expect on Interview Day & Format

Interviews take place on our campus in Fort Worth, TX. (3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107)

When you sign up for your interview day, you will select a morning or afternoon session. It is important that you remember which day and session you have chosen. The Admissions Staff will send you a reminder as your interview date approaches. You will be guided step-by-step through the interview process by our friendly and compassionate staff. Each candidate will receive their personal agenda/schedule at the interview check-in along with other campus-related information during your interview orientation. The interview will be a 4-hour event including lunch with with Student Ambassadors.

Below is an example of a candidate’s schedule of events on interview day. The event/rotations will be the same for the afternoon agenda except for time changes:

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*  Please note Interview Day rotation exercises are subject to change. 

Faculty Admissions Review Teams holistically evaluate interview results and the applicant’s entire application file to make a recommendation. Recommendations are then forwarded to the Admissions Committee to make a final determination. Offers of admission are made on a rolling basis until the class is filled.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent –  discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.  The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Questions or complaints should be directed to the UNT System Administration Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at HRS.EO@untsystem.edu.

This page was last modified on August 15, 2017