Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

  • City , State Amarillo, Texas
  • Est. Tution $43,641
  • Deadline 06/01/2022
  • Apply Now


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Quick Facts

Duration: 2-3 Years Courses: 68 Faculty: 27
Est. Applications: 489 Acceptance Rate: 32% Est. Class Size: 156

Program Description

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy offers the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) with the expanded role of the pharmacist in mind.

TTUHSC School of Pharmacy’s program is student centered, focusing on problem-based educational strategies. The curriculum provides an integrated course context of pathophysiology, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and therapeutics, built on a solid understanding of the biomedical sciences. It offers expanded practice management instruction and clinical experiences early and throughout the four-year professional program. Each of the curricular and instructional strategies has been precisely balanced to give academic and clinical preparation to optimally succeed in any pharmaceutical profession. Learn more by visiting www.ttuhsc.edu/pharmacy


PharmD Program Highlights

  • Public Institution
  • No Baccalaureate Degree Required
  • $400 deposit to hold acceptance
  • Conducts interviews of applicants
  • Participates in Early Decision Program (EDP)
  • PCAT composite score Required Minimum 50
  • 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: 1300 Coulter St. Suite 2210, Amarillo, Texas 79106

Acceptance Rate for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

32%: See other Schools with an acceptance rate under 32%

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 59% Male: 41% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $14,547 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $26,832 per year
Tuition Fee: $3,207 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Average GPA: 3.0 Minimum PCAT: 50%


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 68
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 32
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
Biology I & II w/lab 8
Microbiology w/lab 4
Chemistry I & II w/lab 8
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 8
Physics I w/lab 4
Communication / Speech 3
English Composition / Writing 6
English/British/U.S./Ethnic/Women’s Literature (not used in GPA calculation) 3
Humanities/Social Sciences (five 3-hour courses-not used in GPA calculation) 15
Economics (macro-preferred or micro) (not waived with a bachelor’s degree) 3
Math–Calculus I 4
Math–Statistics (or biostatistics) 3
Total 68

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information We recommend that you include letters from:
Science or Math professors
Letters from family members or friends will not be accepted.
LOR types that are REQUIRED:
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED: Co-Worker, Employer, Faculty Advisor, Health Care Professional, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Science and Math, Supervisor
Note: please verify the institution specific details regarding CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED LOR types.

Pre-Health Adviser
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, Friend, Family, Politician, Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? No
Details: Health Professions Committee letters are accepted.
Composite evaluation similar to an Office of Professional and Graduate School Advising is accepted but must be accompanied by letters of evaluation from that institution. A LOR may be counted for each professor/advisor. Call (806) 414-9393 for clarification.
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Conditionally Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Interview Dates:
  • Team-Based Learning Decision Making Exercise
  • One-on-one Behavioral interview with a faculty member and a current student
  • Tour of the campus including Sim Center, Anatomage tables, Sterile Products IV lab, and Compounding lab
  • Q&A with students
  • Curriculum Overview



June 1, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
Part of an academic health center? Yes
Pharmacy observation hours required? No
Supplemental application requirement? No
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? Yes

Pharmacy School Tour Video


Contact Information

Website: http://www.ttuhsc.edu/pharmacy/

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