PhD in Pharmacy Administration Admissions

Admissions Requirements

Note: An interview (phone interview for international candidates) may be required prior to acceptance into the program.

Please Note: Our application deadline has been changed to February 1.  All materials must be received by February 1.

Who Can Apply

To apply for the Ph.D. program, you will need to have either completed or expect to complete an M.S. degree in similar area with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 on a 4 point scale.


Before you start your application process, please make sure you are applying for the correct program. Check with the director of the program or the coordinator of graduate studies, if you are not sure. Students are only admitted in the Fall semester of every academic year (Spring semester admission is not available). Please review the Checklist provided below before applying.

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Application Process

Ph.D. 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
pharmad@uh.edu

The following are the requirements for application to the Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration program. Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed. It is recommended that you submit your application materials 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 and submit a printed copy with your package.
  2. Domestic applicants must send a non-refundable application/evaluation fee of $50. We do not accept application fees in cash.  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 official copies of your degree certificate, if and when available.
  4. Submit official GRE. When completing test applications use campus code 6870 to have scores sent to the University of Houston Main Campus. An additional photocopy must be sent with your application even if the scores are sent directly to the university. (Note: There is no department code for GRE, leave this section blank)
  5. Submit at least three (3) letters of recommendations.
  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.
  8. Send a complete Resume or Curriculum Vitae.

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

  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 minimal scores of 50 in one of the tests of spoken English (TSE or SPEAK), or 6.5 on the IELTS, or have earned a degree from an accredited U.S. institution.
  4. 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 department 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 is received, the applicant will be notified via email, and applications are processed in the order they are received. If you have any questions regarding your application, send your inquiries to Ms. Christen Gould at pharmad@uh.edu 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 your application portfolio (package) in the order listed on the Checklist before mailing it. If you are not able to include any items listed on the Checklist, please provide an explanation in your cover letter and information on when the department should expect to receive it.

Transfer Students

Transfer students should follow the same application process. Students may be able to transfer a maximum of 9 credit hours of completed course work from an accredited program. Transfer students can seek admission only in the Fall semester.  Please check with the Director of Graduate Studies before applying.

Part-time Student

Students have the option to enroll part-time and take courses as and when they are offered. Students have a maximum of 10 years to finish their Ph.D. program requirements. Students must register for one hour of seminar credit during the Fall and Spring semesters every year.

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