Admission Requirements

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Application deadline is April 1, 2021

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For consideration into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program applicants must:

  • Complete the pharmacy prerequisites prior to matriculation
    • Option to Claim the General Education Prerequisites Exemption: If you have (or will complete in May) a bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, you may claim an exemption from the General Education Prerequisites. If you claim the General Education Prerequisites exemption, then only your Math and Science prerequisite coursework will be included in the GPA calculation.  IMPORTANT – Claiming the General Education Prerequisites Exemption is optional. If you choose to claim the General Education Prerequisites Exemption, you must have a 2.5 GPA or higher in your Math & Science coursework to be considered for an interview.
  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.5 grade point average on prerequisite coursework
  • Obtain three (3) letters of recommendation.  Letters of recommendation must be from a person who can comment on the applicant’s academic, volunteer, and/or employment experiences and attributes.  Letters of recommendation from friends and family members will not be accepted; if submitted, such a letter will delay your application’s processing.
  • Apply for admission via PharmCAS www.pharmcas.org
  • Submit a HSC College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application
  • Submit the HSC College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application Fee

Note: A bachelor’s degree is not required.

A criminal background check and drug screening will be required for applicants offered admission.

Grade Point Average

A 2.5 minimum overall grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale is required to be considered for admission review and interview consideration. If a course has been failed or repeated, all attempts are used in the calculation of the grade point average. However, the Admissions Committee will consider upward grade trends.

Admissions Test 

The PCAT is not required for the Doctor of Pharmacy program.  

Disclosure and Technical Standards

Disclosure – PharmD Graduates and Licensure

  1. To practice pharmacy, a person who graduates with a PharmD degree must also pass pharmacy licensing board examinations of the state(s) in which they want to practice and become a registered pharmacist.
  2. All pharmacy licensure boards recognize the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College of Pharmacy as fulfilling the academic requirements for pharmacist licensure. The ACPE maintains national accreditation standards for Colleges of Pharmacy.   The University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy is an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy.
  3. All pharmacy licensure boards recognize the North American Pharmacy Licensure Exam (NAPLEX) as a standardized licensure exam for pharmacist licensure.  Additionally, each state may have different licensure requirements including a state specific pharmacy law exam (refer to each state’s board of pharmacy website for state specific information).  Forty-nine pharmacy licensure boards require passing the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) as component of licensure.  Arkansas, California, Idaho, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands do not utilize the MPJE for their law examination.

Health and Technical Standards

Contact us

If, after reading this page and reviewing all the links you still have questions, please email: pharmd@unthsc.edu

We offer regular informational webinars on our program. You can find more information on the Admissions Activities Page.

This page was last modified on December 15, 2020