Texas Southern University

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Texas Southern University

  • City , State Houston, Texas
  • Est. Tution $43,671
  • Deadline 05/02/2022
  • Apply Now


Texas Southern University Quick Facts

Duration: 2-3 Years Courses: 80 Faculty: 96
Est. Applications: 447 Acceptance Rate: 18% Est. Class Size: 79

Program Description

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) produces quality health care professionals who are competent in health care delivery, including the provision of patient-centered care and other health care services and programs. The College prepares students to be leaders in their fields and to be good citizens who utilize their knowledge, skills and abilities to improve the health and well-being of local, state, national and global communities.

PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $500 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required Minimum 20
  • Minimum Three (3) Letters of Reference are required
  • No Utilizes the Centralized Criminal Background Check (CBC)
  • No Participates in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service



Location: 3100 Cleburne Street, Gray Hall, Suite 134, Houston, Texas 77004

Acceptance Rate for Texas Southern University

18%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 18%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 63% Male: 37% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $14,557 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $25,297 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,736 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Average GPA: 2.5 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 80
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 40
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Applicants must successfully complete ALL course prerequisites by the end of the:
Spring 2019 term

Course Prerequisites Table

Course Title Semester/Quarter Hours
General Biology I & II w/lab 8/12
Human Anatomy and Physiology w/lab 4/6
Microbiology w/lab 4/6
General Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 8/12
Math – Statistics 3/5
Calculus 4/6
Physics I w/lab 4/6
Freshman English I & II 6/10
200 level Literature (sophomore level) 3/5
Public Speaking 3/5
Computer Science (Introduction to Computers) 3/5
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3/5
Fine Art 3/5
United States History I All students are required to have 6 hours of United States History 3/5
United States History II 3/5
Political Science I (Federal / American Government ) All students are required to have 6 hours of government 3/5
Political Science II (Texas Government ) 3/5
Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab 4/6
Total 80

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information Applicants must have three letters of recommendation representing only one of the following areas:
Licensed registered pharmacist
LOR types that are REQUIRED: Professor of Science and Math, Faculty Advisor, Pharmacist
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:
LOR types that are CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED: Employer, Health Care Professional, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Supervisor, Teaching Assistant
Note: please verify the institution-specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

Pre-Health Advisor
Advisor must have 2+ years of familiarity with the applicant and have 10 plus years advising experience and limit the number of such LOR’s they deliver to a top specified percent of advisees.

LOR types that are NOT ACCEPTED: Clergy, Co-Worker, Friend, Family, Politician
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Not Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Not Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer
Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers
Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:
Details: In order to be considered for an interview with our Admissions Committee, the:
Prospective student file must be verified by PharmCAS and the COPHS supplemental must be received with fee.
Applicant must meet criteria set by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee to interview.
Prospective student will be notified by e-mail only to interview.



May 2, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? No
Part of an academic health center? No
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? Yes
Baccalaureate degree preferred for admissions? No
Follows the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is preference given to in-state applicants vs. out-of-state applicants? No

Contact Information

Website: http://www.tsu.edu

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