Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Admissions

Welcome to the Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (COPHS), a distinguished institution dedicated to advancing healthcare through exceptional education, research, and community engagement. Nestled in the heart of Houston, TSU COPHS offers a dynamic Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program designed to prepare students for a thriving career in pharmacy through a curriculum that balances foundational knowledge, practical skills, and cutting-edge research.

Our Pharm.D. program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), is crafted to develop competent, ethical, and culturally aware healthcare professionals who are prepared to meet the diverse healthcare needs of communities locally and globally. At TSU COPHS, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence in education, our robust research initiatives, and our deep-rooted community connections.


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Students at TSU COPHS benefit from a rich learning environment that includes state-of-the-art facilities, experienced faculty members, and comprehensive support services designed to foster academic success and professional development. Our program emphasizes patient-centered care, critical thinking, and lifelong learning, ensuring our graduates are well-equipped to lead and innovate in various pharmacy settings.

Join us at TSU COPHS, where you'll embark on a transformative educational journey, surrounded by a supportive community of peers, faculty, and alumni dedicated to your success. Discover how our Doctor of Pharmacy program can help you achieve your professional aspirations and make a meaningful impact in healthcare.

Fall 2024 Admissions Cycle

**Please read carefully as there are major changes to the process since our last admission cycle.

Below you will find information about our application process and our important deadline dates.  Please be aware that all application steps must be completed prior to the application deadline to be considered in a specific review cycle.  Each application that is incomplete at the review cycles deadline will be rolled over until the summer review.

Application Timeline & Process

The PharmCAS application closes on May 1, 2024.  

Please see the list of steps below to understand the application process at the TSU Joan M Lafleur College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences:

Complete the PharmCAS Application 

Required Documents

  • Official Transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • PharmCAS application fee
  • Due by May 1, 2024.

Supplemental Application Waiver

**Please note that the Apply Texas Application and the Supplemental Application are NO longer required for admission to TSU COPHS.  

The PharmCAS application has a required upload of your supplemental application receipt, please download the linked Supplemental Application Waiver to upload to PharmCAS in its place.

Once you have submitted the PharmCAS application and all required transcripts and documents your application is complete.

PharmCAS Verification (5-6 weeks)

Please be aware that it takes PharmCAS 5 – 6 weeks to verify the transcripts and documents that you send to them.  The admissions team can not consider your application until all your documents have been verified by PharmCAS.

Review Period

Once your application has been verified, a member of our admissions team will review your application. If there are any questions regarding your application, coursework, or fulfillment of our admissions criteria our admissions team will contact you. 

You will be notified if you have outstanding coursework, you do not meet our admission criteria, or you have been invited to interview.


If your application meets our standards, you may be invited to interview.  Our admissions teams will contact you via email with the specific time and dates of your interviews.  Our interview process is a 2-part process that consists of an asynchronous recorded assessment and a live virtual interview.

Admissions Decisions

We aim to make admissions decisions 2-3 weeks after your live virtual interview.  If you have not heard from our admissions team, please do not hesitate to email

Helpful Links:


PharmCAS Help Center

Application Tips, Tools & Tutorials



If you have questions or want us to review your current coursework, we want to hear from you. Contact us by e-mail at or give us a call at (713) 313-6700.