Admission Requirements


For consideration into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, all applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident (must possess U.S. Permanent Resident card.  Will not accept letters of application for permanent residency)
  • Complete the pre-pharmacy prerequisites prior to matriculation
  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.50 grade point average on prerequisite coursework
    Important Note: If an applicant elects an exemption for general coursework requirements based on a completed bachelor's (or higher) degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, then only his/her math and science prerequisite coursework will be included in the GPA calculation
  • Obtain three (3) letters of recommendation on business letterhead and should contain professional, verifiable emails (academic and or worksite).  Letters of recommendation must be from a person, who can comment on the applicant's academic, volunteer, and/or employment experiences and attributes.   Letters of recommendation from friends and family members are not accepted.
  • Apply for admission via PharmCAS
  • Submit a UNT System College of Pharmacy Supplemental Application:
  • Submit a non-refundable supplemental application fee (Money Order) of $75.00 made payable to UNTHSC

Note: A bachelor's degree is not required.

A criminal background check and drug screening will be required for applicants offered admission.

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Grade Point Average

A 2.50 minimum overall grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale is required to be considered for admission review. If a course has been failed or repeated, all attempts are used in the calculation of the grade point average. However, the Admissions Committee will consider any grade trends. For example, if the second grade in the course was better or much better, that is favorable.

Admissions Test (PCAT)

All applicants are required to take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) which is administered during the months of January, July and September. Applicants must complete the PCAT by November prior to the year they plan to start the PharmD program. 

Our PCAT school code is 176.

The exam consists of the following five subsets, in addition to two writing samples:

  • Verbal ability
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Reading comprehension
  • Quantitative ability

The PCAT must have been completed within the last three (3) years.

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This page last updated 21st Nov 2013