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Applying to Pharm.D. Program

The Online Admissions Application information link and the contact information listed on this page are only for students applying to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Program. Students wishing to apply for admission into a graduate degree or residency/fellowship program should select their program of interest on the Prospective Students page.

Fall 2020 Admissions

Early Decision Application
Opens: July 18, 2019
Closes: September 3, 2019

Regular Decision Application
Opens: July 18, 2019
Closes: January 6, 2020

To apply online for the Pharm.D. program for Fall 2020, visit www.pharmcas.org

For thorough information about our admission requirements, go to our PharmCAS schoolpage. The PharmCAS schoolpages are a helpful tool for side-by-side comparisons of Pharm.D. programs' admission requirements.

Application Process

1. PharmCAS Application

The University of Houston College of Pharmacy participates in the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS), a national centralized application service that offers the convenience of one general application for multiple doctor of pharmacy degree programs.

UHCOP's participation in PharmCAS includes the Early Decision option. Applicants wishing to apply for Early Decision will be notified of their admission decision no later than late October.

Need some guidance on completing your application? Check out our recent Admissions Webinar on how to complete the PharmCAS and UHCOP Supplemental Application

About Early Decision
If you would like the opportunity to receive an offer of admission in October, and if you have taken the PCAT or plan to take the September PCAT, we encourage you to apply as an Early Decision applicant.

In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, you must arrange for PharmCAS to receive all your official transcripts and fee by the posted deadline.

If your application, transcripts, or fee arrive after the deadline, PharmCAS will automatically change your record from Early Decision to Regular Decision status.

You may be offered early admission, denied admission, or be changed to Regular Decision status. If you are offered admission as an Early Decision applicant, you are obligated to accept the offer and will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS institutions. If, however, you are denied admission as an Early Decision applicant or changed to Regular Decision, you may apply to other PharmCAS institutions for an additional fee. Refer to the PharmCAS application fee schedule to determine the cost to apply to each additional program.

Early Decision applicants to UHCOP who are not denied, but changed to Regular Decision, may still be considered for admission to UHCOP.

2. Supplemental Application

The UH College of Pharmacy requires a Supplemental Application and a Supplemental Application fee ($100) to be submitted online to the UH College of Pharmacy.

UHCOP Early Decision and Regular applicants are to:

  • Submit their PharmCAS application to PharmCAS without delay.
  • Complete and submit the online UHCOP Supplemental Application electronically without delay.
  • Provide the supplemental application fee ($100) and all applicable Supplemental Application materials directly to the UH College of Pharmacy by posted deadlines.

The UH College of Pharmacy cannot access an applicant's PharmCAS record until the PharmCAS processing team has verified the applicant's information (i.e. PharmCAS application, college transcript[s], processed PharmCAS fee, etc.).

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, once all required materials are received PharmCAS processing may take up to five weeks.

The UHCOP Supplemental Application consists of:

  • $100.00 nonrefundable Supplemental Application Fee (credit or debit)
  • Request for International Transcript Evaluation Process (if applicable)
  • Residency Questionnaire (documentation may be required if requesting in-state 'Texas' residency)
  • Important Disclosures
  • Technical Standards
  • Certification Page

Mailing items directly to UHCOP
The following items are to be mailed directly to UHCOP to be included with the applicant's record:

  • Official U.S. high school transcript to verify completion of one year of high school physics (ONLY if requesting College Physics exemption)
  • Credit by Examination Documentation (if applicable)
    Official, sealed AP/CLEP/IB Student Score Reports from College Board, www.collegeboard.com or an official transcript in a sealed envelope from your college/university indicating earned college credit (i.e. AP scores, CLEP exams, etc). Specific course names and course numbers awarded must be clearly indicated on the transcript for credit to be recognized. (Note: Transcripts sent to PharmCAS may already have college credit listed.) For more information, visit http://www.las.uh.edu/uts/uh-credit-by-examination.aspx
  • Official, sealed international transcripts (ONLY if requesting International Coursework Evaluation)

If possible, include the PharmCAS ID with any items mailed to UHCOP.

3. Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)

The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is required. For fall 2020 application, the test must be taken on or before February 14, 2020.

Preliminary PCAT Scores
We will accept the Preliminary PCAT Score Report for PCAT test days so long as it is uploaded within your PharmCAS application shortly after completing the PCAT exam. Your PharmCAS ID should be clearly written on the PCAT Student Score report. We will accept September 2019 PCAT scores for Early Decision applicants.

Instructions for uploading Preliminary PCAT Score Report to PharmCAS:

  • Write your PharmCAS ID in the top right-corner of the Student Score Report
  • Scan the Student Score Report (It must be easily readable and cannot be any larger than 5MB in size)
  • Access your PharmCAS account and upload the Student Score Report in the Program Materials section for the University of Houston College of Pharmacy, in the Documents tab
  • Review the PharmCAS application instructions for more information on how to properly upload documents to your PharmCAS account

Offers of acceptance to applicants taking the PCAT will be made with the understanding that offers are dependent upon submission of official results of the PCAT. Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report PCAT scores directly to PharmCAS.

4. Interview Days 2019-2020

Applicants selected for interviews will receive their invitations via email.

All interviews are conducted at the UHCOP (applicants will be notified of their specific interview time and date via email). Each applicant's interview will last approximately 4 hours.

5. Seat Deposit

Applicants who receive official notice of his/her conditional acceptance into the Pharm.D. program must submit a nonrefundable $400.00 seat deposit. A portion of this deposit will be credited toward his/her tuition and fees.

Admissions Information

To review all our admission requirements in one place, go to our PharmCAS schoolpage for the University of Houston College of Pharmacy.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the PharmCAS application, refer to the PharmCAS website: www.pharmcas.org.

Email Address

Applicants who have submitted the UHCOP Supplemental Application may direct their specific inquires to uhcopapply@uh.edu.

Mailing Address

Health 2
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Student Services Center
4849 Calhoun Road, Room 3044
Houston, TX 77204-5000

Phone Number

713-743-1291