Admission Decisions
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Pharm.D. Admission Decisions

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) Admission and Academic Standards Committee will consider an applicant’s COPHS pre-pharmacy coursework for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.
 

All students offered admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program 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. The federal tax identification number is no longer accepted.cophs Logo

 

Application Deadlines

 

Applicants who want to participate in the COPHS Early Decision program, the deadline to apply is September 4, 2018. All applicants application must be verified by the final deadline date of March 1, 2019 to be considered for admission.

 

Early Decision Applicants/Admission

 

For the 2019 application cycle, PCAT scores from January 2017 through September 2018 will be considered.

  1. Early Decision applicants must have all prerequisites by the end of spring 2019 to be eligible.
  2. Students in progress with courses during fall 2018 who are offered admission under the Early Decision deadline must update their final fall semester grades in PharmCAS. All prerequisites must completed with a C or better Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum.
  3. An applicant can be offered admission or denied admission. If an applicant is offered admission as an Early Decision applicant, the applicant is obligated to accept the offer and will not be permitted to apply to other PharmCAS institutions. Early decision applicants who are not offered admission will be placed back into the application pool.
  4. Early Decision applicants must e-mail copies of all unofficial transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions at cophsadmissions@tsu.edu byAugust1, 2018.
  5. NOTE: Out of State students are strongly encouraged to submit unofficial transcripts to the Office of Admissions at cophsadmissions@tsu.edu for verification of coursework and transfer hours prior to applying (specifically students with quarter hours.)

 

Early Decision Admission Criteria

  • Pre-pharmacy Science GPA ≥ 3.30
  • Overall Pre-pharmacy GPA ≥ 3.30
  • PCAT composite score of 40
  • All pre-pharmacy coursework must be completed by spring 2019

 

Regular Decision Applicants/Admission

  1. Regular Decision applicants must have all prerequisites completed no later than the end of the spring 2018 semester.
  2. Students in progress with courses during spring 2018 who are offered admission under the Regular Decision deadline will need to submit official transcripts documenting all in progress coursework was completed with a C or better by May 31, 2019 Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum..
  3. Students may request a maximum of six semester hours in the first summer with prior approval.
  4. Complete all science and math classes the spring semester before admission, if admission is offered.

 

Regular Decision Admissions Criteria

  • Pre-pharmacy Science GPA ≥ 2.75
  • PCAT composite competitive
  • Overall GPA of ≥ 2.75

 

All applicants offered admission are expected to:

Submitted a PharmCAS application with required fee by the deadline date

Submitted the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) supplemental application with required fee by the required deadline date Interview with the COPHS Admissions and Academic Standards Committee

Submit a nonrefundable $ 500.00 seat fee deposit HERE

Participate a six (6) week summer orientation program in July 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 in July.

Admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program is selective and highly competitive. Admission criteria include demonstrated academic ability in pre-pharmacy curriculum, good moral character, proficiency and clarity in both written and spoken English, strong potential for professional outlook and behavior, evidence of leadership and maturity, and complete mental and physical competence 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.