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Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program
The curriculum for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree includes a minimum 205 semester hours of college work, 140 semester hours of which must be pharmacy courses or the equivalent. The Pharm.D. program is a full-time program including some summers. Students with course credit for non-pharmacy courses similar to those courses in the professional program may petition for equivalency credit. Refer to the Graduate and Professional
Studies catalog for more information about the program and regulations.
Pharmacy students are required to comply with all changes in the curriculum made subsequent to the year in which they matriculated. Deletions and additions of courses will be of approximately equal credit so that no student will have an overall appreciable increase of total credits required for graduation.
The college requires at least four years in residence in the professional program at the College of Pharmacy for graduation. Students transferring from another school or college into the professional program are required to complete at least the last 30 semester hours of pharmacy and related work in residence at the University of Houston.
Students are required to meet the general requirements for a baccalaureate degree, including completion of university core curriculum requirements. See the Academic Regulations and Degree Requirements section of this catalog for details.
All applicants accepted into the University of Houston College of Pharmacy program must present proof of adequate immunization against rubeola (common measles), rubella (German measles), mumps, varicella (chicken pox), and tetanus prior to beginning the first professional year.
The Hepatitis B immunization series must be initiated prior to the beginning of the first professional year and completed by January 31 of the second semester of the first professional year.
A negative TB skin test or chest clearance must be documented no sooner than three months prior to beginning the fall semester and thereafter the documentation must be provided annually to the University of Houston College of Pharmacy Admissions Office.
Under the Texas State Board of Pharmacy Rules and Regulations, a pharmacy student is required to register as a student pharmacist-intern prior to performing student internship duties and only after successfully completing at least 30 credit hours of coursework towards a professional degree in pharmacy. The agreement for registration requires a student to reveal personal history (i.e. conviction of a felony or any misdemeanor other than a minor traffic violation).
For more information, contact the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, William P. Hobby Building, Suite 3-600, 333 Guadalupe, Box 21, Austin, Texas 78701-3942.
Students graduating with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree are eligible to sit for the NAPLEX examination and the MPJE (Multiple Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination).
All application material and admission inquiries for the Doctor of Pharmacy
(Pharm.D.) program should be addressed to:
Admission to the Professional Pharm.D. Program
Admission to the professional Pharm.D. program may be achieved by three
All students must submit the completed application packet by the application deadline: February 15. Applicants should ensure that official transcripts of all previous academic work, including the University of Houston, are enclosed with the application. The college must receive applications by February 15 from those students who wish to enter in the fall semester.
For formal application to the professional program all applicants must:
In deciding on admission to the professional program, the Admissions and Progression Committee will evaluate many factors including grades earned in pre-pharmacy courses, particularly in science and math, PCAT scores, reference forms, the results of a personal interview, writing and teamwork skills evaluation, if administered by the college, and a list of the applicant's community service, honors, awards, and extracurricular activities.
International students applying for admission to the professional program must contact the college's Academic Advisor, University of Houston, College of Pharmacy, 122 Science & Research Bldg 2, Houston, TX 77204-5000 or visit www.uh.edu/pharmacy/internatadvising.html.
Students who take their pre-pharmacy work at other institutions should meet the curriculum requirements for pre-pharmacy as outlined in this section of the catalog. Students are encouraged to consult the dean or academic advisor of the college they are attending for assistance in selecting courses at other institutions. The College of Pharmacy will determine the number of transferable credits according to regulations and policies existing at the time of the student's enrollment. It should be emphasized that university regulations limit acceptance of hours from a community college to 66 semester hours.