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
The COPHS will participate in Early Decision and Regular Decision deadlines through PharmCAS.

Early Decision PCAT exams are accepted from January 2017-September 2017.

Early Decision Deadline: September 22, 2017

1. Early Decision applicants must have all prerequisites Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum completed by no later than the end of fall 2017 to be eligible.
2. Students in progress with courses during fall 2017 who are offered admission under the Early Decision deadline will need to produce official transcripts documenting all in progress coursework was completed with a C or better.

Early Decision Admission Criteria:

  • Pre-pharm Science GPA  ≥ 3.30
  • PCAT composite of 40
  • Overall GPA of  ≥ 3.30


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. 
4.    Early Decision applicants must e-mail copies of all unofficial transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions at cophsadmissions@tsu.edu  by August 1, 2017.
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.) 


Regular Decision & Provisional Admission Decision Deadline: February 15, 2018

1.    Regular Decision applicants must have all prerequisites Pre-Pharmacy Curriculum 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, 2018.

3. Students may eligible to take a maximum of six semester hours in the first summer with prior approval.

Regular Decision PCAT exams accepted from January 2015-January 2018.

Regular Admissions Criteria:

  • Pre-pharm Science GPA  ≥ 3.00
  • PCAT composite of 40
  • Overall GPA of  ≥ 3.00

Provisional admission is offered to students who meet the provisional admissions criteria below:

  • Pre-pharm Science GPA ≥ 2.75
  • PCAT composite of 20
  • Overall GPA of  ≥ 2.75
  • Pass all COPHS Summer Academy Post-assessments

Summer Academy
Applicants who are accepted participate in 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.

Seat Deposit
Applicants who accept the offer of conditional admission into the Doctor of Pharmacy program must submit a nonrefundable $500.00 seat deposit HERE.  
   
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.