University of Houston

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University of Houston

  • City , State Houston, Texas
  • Est. Tution $72,276
  • Deadline 05/02/2022
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University of Houston Quick Facts

Duration: 2-3 Years Courses: 73 Faculty: 66
Est. Applications: 428 Acceptance Rate: 32% Est. Class Size: 137

Program Description

University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) combines the opportunities & experiences of the Texas Medical Center’s world-class healthcare community with resources of the University of Houston, Texas’ premier urban teaching and research university, to offer the best possible education. We have 2 locations, UH main campus, in Houston,TX, and Doctor’s Hospital Renaissance (DHR) in Edinburg,TX.
UH main campus has 2 large stadium-style classrooms, active learning classrooms, compounding and sterile products lab, OSCE suites, and state-of-the-art pharmacology, pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry core labs. We feature active-learning technologies, including patient simulation, patient-care & research labs.

The optional RGV Satellite Pgm is based on a 3+1 model, with Years 1-3 (with the possible exception of the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences) in Houston and Year 4 at DHR in Edinburg. Learn more about RGV:

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 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: 4849 Calhoun, Room 3044 Houston, Texas 77204-5000

Acceptance Rate for University of Houston

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

School Demographics (2018)

Female: 68% Male: 32% Age: 18-61


Tuition (In-State): $24,092 per year
Tuition (Out-State): $42,446 per year
Tuition Fee: $1,503 per year


PCAT Score and G.P.A

Minimum GPA: 2.0 Average GPA: 2.0 Minimum PCAT: N/A


Program Prerequisites
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 73
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 43
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
Genetics lecture 3
Chemistry I & II w/lab 8
Organic Chemistry I & II w/lab 8
Calculus I 4
Statistics 3
Physics I 3
Introduction to Psychology OR Introduction to Sociology 3
Government/Political Science I & II 6
American History I & II 6
English I & II 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
Writing in the Disciplines (Institutional Designated course)* 3
Total 73

Letter of Recommendation Requirements

General Information LORs from family members and close friends are NOT accepted. Three LORs are required from the acceptable choices indicated below. All Letters of Reference must be from individuals residing in the U.S.
LOR types that are REQUIRED: Employer, Faculty Advisor, Pharmacist, Pre-Health Advisor, Professor of Liberal Arts, Math and Science, Supervisor, Teaching Assistant
LOR types that are RECOMMENDED:
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, Co-Worker, Health Care Professional, Politician, Friend, Family, Teaching Assistant
Are Committee Letters accepted? Yes
A Committee Letter is: Conditionally Accepted
Does it count as more than one LOR? Yes
Details: A Committee/Composite letter consisting of letters from several individuals can serve as one to three (1-3) LORs.
Are Composite Letters accepted?

Does it count as more than one LOR?

Conditionally Accepted


Interview Information

Interview Format: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interview Dates:

All interviews are in-person and occur in Health 2 on the Houston-campus.
The day consists of the following:
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), which assesses non-cognitive skills.
An individual written exercise (computer-based).
An informational session covering key features of the program, four-year curriculum, and financial aid.
A student panel session, with current Pharm.D. students and faculty.
A brief building tour.

The interview day lasts about 5 hours.



May 2, 2022

General School Information


Dual Degree Program? Yes
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

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