Pharm.D. Admission Decisions

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Each year TSU admits a limited number of students to the Doctor of Pharmacy program.  The admissions process is competitive and seeks out students with demonstrated academic ability in pre-pharmacy curriculum, good moral character, critical thinking skills, professional demeanor, developed leadership skills, and the aptitude to perform all tasks regularly expected of a registered pharmacist. 

Texas Southern University admits students without regard to their sex, disability, race, color, creed, or national origin and entitles them to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to its students. Texas Southern University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, academic and other standards, or other standards.

Decision Criteria

  1. Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum GPA: TSU calculates three GPAs Overall Pre-requisite GPA, Math GPA, and Sciences.  All three must be above 2.50 and grades in all pre-requisite courses must be a “C” or better.
    Note: Students with a math requirement GPA below 2.5 that have earned at least a grade of "B" in the statistics requirement will be considered for an interview.
  2. Pre-Pharmacy Prerequisite CompletionApplicants must have all prerequisites completed by the end of the Summer I semester preceding the cycle they are applying for to be eligible for consideration.
    Students must submit transcripts to PharmCAS at the end of the spring semester prior to enrollment that shows all in-progress courses.
  3. The PCAT is no longer required.
  4. Interviews:  TSU has implemented a multiple mini-interview process where students will be able to interview with three committees comprised of professional staff, faculty, and advisory members. After your interviews, you will receive notification that you have been offered admission to the program.

 

What to Expect Once Admitted

  1. Seat Deposit: Submit a nonrefundable $500.00 seat fee deposit HERE with acceptance of an offer of admission
  2. Social Security Number: Once you have been offered admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program you are required to have a Social Security Number for the purpose of a criminal background check to receive an internship card (Texas Government Code 411.0845). Since internships begin in the first semester of the Doctor of Pharmacy program, prospective students should have a Social Security card upon admission.
  3. Summer Academy: Students participate in a summer orientation program in the summer designed to prepare them for the transition into the professional phase of the pharmacy program. All students accepted to the Pharm. D. program are required to attend the Summer Academy offered annually during the Summer.
  4. Immunizations & Background Checks
  5. Submit any outstanding transcripts from in-progress courses.

    Submit official updated final transcripts (if requested) to COPHS for in-progress coursework.