MS in Pharmacy Administration Admissions

Admissions Requirements

Before you start your application process, please make sure you are applying for the correct program. Check with the academic advisor if you are not sure. We only consider applications for the fall semester. We do not admit students during the spring semester. You need to review the checklist provided below before applying. 

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Please note: Our application deadline has been changed to February 1.

Who can apply

All students who have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree are eligible to apply. Typically, students who have pharmacy or health-related background apply to this program. Although the majority of students entering the program come from pharmacy, students with a background in business, biology, psychology, sociology, education and technology are encouraged to apply. We do give preference to students with experience in pharmacy, research or health-related fields. Please contact the academic advisor before applying if you are not sure whether you qualify to apply for this program.

Application Process

M.S. Degree Checklist (.pdf)

An application is considered complete only when all (no exceptions) of the required documents are sent directly to the following address: 

Christen Gould
Graduate Academic Advisor
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
CSA Dept., Texas Medical Center
1441 Moursund St, Ste 317
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 832-842-8327
Fax: 832-842-8383

The following are the requirements for application to the Master of Science program in Pharmacy Administration. Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed. We recommend you submit your application material in a single package so that documents are not lost.

  1. Send a completed Graduate Application Form (Texas Common Application). Click on the link to apply online. Complete it online, but print a paper copy to submit with your package BEFORE submitting the electronic form (when the online application has been submitted, it may not be printed).

  2. Domestic applicants must send a non-refundable application/evaluation fee of $25.  All application fees are non-refundable.

  3. Submit two (2) official transcripts of all academic work, including subjects taken and grades earned. Note: only submit transcripts for Bachelor's or higher degrees earned or in progress. You also need to submit copies of your official degree certificate (issued from the university you attended).

  4. Submit official GRE (preferred) or GMAT test score results. When completing test applications, use campus code 6870 to have scores sent to the University of Houston Main Campus. A score must be received electronically directly from ETS to be considered official.

  5. Submit at least three (3) letters of recommendation.

  6. Submit a personal statement of purpose, which includes a 2-page double-spaced paper with 1-inch margins on career goals and research interests.

  7. Submit two recent passport-size photographs of yourself. Please remember that this photo is part of your application and should reflect a professional image.

  8. Send a complete Resume or Curriculum Vitae.

In addition to the requirements listed above, international applicants are required to:

  1. International applicants must send a non-refundable application/evaluation fee of $150.

  2. International applicants must submit official TOEFL test scores (minimum 550 paper-based, minimum 213 computer-based, and minimum 79 Internet-based). Students are exempt from the TOEFL if from Australia, the Bahamas, Belize, The British Isles, English-speaking Canadian provinces, the Fiji Islands, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Trinidad, the United States, the Virgin Islands, the West Indies or Zimbabwe. Individuals lacking fluency in speaking English will be requested to take English language courses.

  3. International applicants must submit a Letter of Financial Backing and a signed Statement of Understanding (.pdf).

The last date to receive applications is February 1 for Fall semester admission. However, applicants are advised to send applications as early as possible.

Please note that the college is not responsible for applications mailed to any other address, and it is the student’s responsibility to make sure that the application is sent to the correct address. Once a completed application has been received, it will be processed in the order in which it was received.  During peak time, application processing may take between 3 and 5 business days.  If you have any questions regarding your application, send your inquiries to Ms. Christen Gould at or call 832-842-8327.

Please print and review the Checklist of items required before you mail your application. You should enclose this checklist with your application. Please arrange items in your application portfolio (package) in the same order as indicated on the checklist before mailing it.

Transfer Students

Students should follow the same application process. Students may be able to transfer a maximum of 9 credit hours of completed coursework from an accredited program. Transfer students can seek admission only in the fall semester.  Please check with the academic advisor for the program before applying.

Part-time Students

Students have an option to enroll part-time and take courses as and when they are offered. Students have a maximum of 5 years to finish their M.S. program requirements. Students must register for 1 hour of seminar credit during the Fall and Spring semesters every year.

Please note: Our application deadline for all students is now February 1.  All application materials must be received in the office by February 1.