Doctor of Pharmacy

The Doctor of Pharmacy program at Texas Southern University is an innovative interprofessional program located in the heart of Houston, steps away from the Texas Medical Center.  The program includes simulations, hands-on laboratory experiences, and experiential learning opportunities that effectively prepare graduates for a career in pharmacy. The COPHS Office of Student Services team is here to support you! 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.

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Fall 2022 Admissions Cycle Dates to Know

Fall 2022 Admissions Cycle Dates Table

Priority Application
Review Deadline

Winter Application
Review Deadline
Spring Application
Review Deadline
Summer Application
Review Deadline
Application Deadline September 20, 2021 December 6, 2021 March 7, 2022 May 30, 2022
Admissions Committee
Offers Interviews
October 4-6, 2021 December
20-22, 2021
28-30, 2022
8-10, 2022
Multiple Mini Interviews
(additional dates added as needed)
18-19, 2021
24-28, 2022
11-15, 2022
16-17, 2022
Decision Letters Mailed October 29, 2021 February 4, 2022 April 22, 2022 June 24, 2022

 Final PharmCAS and supplemental applications deadline date: June 1, 2022

Application Process

  1. Complete the PharmCAS Application
    Our primary application portal is the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).  This system is used across the nation by many Doctor of Pharmacy degree programs. 
    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.

Required Documents

    1. Official Transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
    2. 3 Letters of Recommendation
    3. Personal Statement
    4. PharmCAS application fee
  1. Apply Texas Application
    Our supplementary application portal is ApplyTexas.  ApplyTexas is a statewide application portal for undergraduate and graduate students in Texas.
    1. Applicants without a Bachelors Degree - If you will NOT have earned a bachelor's degree by the fall term you are applying to complete an undergraduate transfer ApplyTexas application as a Biomedical Sciences (BS) student, and when asked are you applying for a professional program select pharmacy.
    2. Applicants with a Bachelors Degree- If you will have earned a bachelor's degree by the fall term you are applying to complete a graduate ApplyTexas application as a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) student.
  2. COPHS Supplemental Application Fee - A $100.00 COPHS application fee must be paid in addition to the PharmCAS application fee.  This fee is non-transferable and non-refundable due to additional internal application processing completed by the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Visit our College Store Front to pay this fee.

After you have completed the three-step application process a member of our admissions team will contact you regarding your application status. For additional admissions criteria visit the admissions criteria page. 
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.