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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 2023 Admissions

Application Opens: July 14, 2022

Application Closes: May 1, 2023

To apply to the Pharm.D. program for Fall 2023 admission, complete BOTH the PharmCAS application AND the UHCOP Supplemental Application.

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.

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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 is no longer participating in Early Decision through PharmCAS. We have implemented a Priority Admission process instead.

About Priority Admission

If you would like to be offered admission by November 11 and we encourage you to take advantage of Priority Admission.

In addition to completing the PharmCAS application, you must arrange for PharmCAS to receive all your official transcripts and fee by October 3.

Other required items such as letters of reference and volunteer service should be provided without delay. If these items are received after October 3, consideration for Priority Admission is still possible IF received in time for committee review AND before slots for Priority Admission interview days are full. 

If your application, transcripts, or fee arrive after the deadline, you will still be considered for admission to UHCOP, and may be interviewed after the October interview days.

Applicants may apply to multiple schools while being considered for Priority Admission.

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. Here is the link to the supplemental application: https://uh.edu/pharmacy-supplemental/

UHCOP Priority 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, see document at http://ussc.uh.edu/brochure/CBE%20publish%20V6%20UpAUG242018%20working%20copy.pdf
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  • Official, sealed international transcripts (ONLY if requesting International Coursework Evaluation)

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

Applications missing any required items by the May 1, 2023, deadline will be considered INCOMPLETE and denied automatically, without review by the admissions committee.


3. Interview Days 2022-2023

Friday, September 30, 2022 (In-Person)
Friday, October 14, 2022 (Virtual)
Friday, October 28, 2022 (Virtual)
Friday, November 18, 2022 (In-Person)
Friday, January 27, 2023 (In-Person)
Friday, February 10, 2023 (Virtual)
Friday, March 3, 2023 (In-Person)
Friday, April 14, 2023 (In-Person)
Friday, May 26, 2023 (Virtual)

 

Applicants selected for interviews will receive their invitations via email.

Interviews may be in person or online through Zoom (applicants will be notified of their specific interview time and date via email).

4. 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 the deposit will be applied to the student's 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 may direct their specific inquires to uhcopapply@uh.edu. Be sure to include your name, PharmCAS ID, and telephone number in all messages to UHCOP.

Mailing Address

University of Houston College of Pharmacy
Health 2, Student Services Center
4349 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Room 3044
Houston, TX 77204-5000

Phone Number

713-743-1291