Application Procedures

Application Deadlines: The deadline for Fall 2016 admission is December 1 for Ph.D. and non-residency master’s. January 15 is the deadline for master’s with concurrent residency. Applications for Fall 2017 will open on September 1, 2016. Spring and summer semester admission is not allowed.

Steps for completing your application:

STEP 1: Apply for admission at ApplyTexas. Be sure that you select one of the division specific tracks: Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice, Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology & Toxicology, or Pharmacotherapy.

STEP 2: Pay the application fee as instructed in ApplyTexas. Within 48 hours of submitting your application and paying your application fee through ApplyTexas, you will receive an email from the Graduate & International Admission Center (GIAC) directing you to a status check website with further instructions. You will be assigned an electronic identifier (EID), which will allow you to upload required additional materials listed below. Please take careful note of the EID and password as you will need these later to check your admission status.

STEP 3: Upload a detailed resume. Please do not mail this credential.

STEP 4: Upload your statement of purpose instead of using the statement of purpose box in the application. Please do not mail this credential.

STEP 5: Provide three names and email addresses of people who will write letters of recommendation for you. They will be contacted electronically once your application and fee are submitted.

STEP 6: Upload one official transcript from each college or university attended. Please do not mail these credentials, unless you are requested to do so. For additional information regarding the submission of transcripts see the GIAC web site.

STEP 7: Request an official report of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to be sent from the testing agency to The University of Texas at Austin (code is 6882). Test scores more than five years old will not be accepted. Only test scores mailed directly from the testing agency are considered official. Please visit our GRE Information page for additional details.

STEP 8: (International Students only): Request an official report of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to be sent from the testing agency to The University of Texas at Austin at:

Graduate and International Admissions Center
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7608
Austin, Texas 78713-7608

TOEFL and IELTS scores over two years old will not be accepted. 


Important Notes:

  • Be sure to answer the question on the application listing two to three faculty from the division you chose.
  • Please answer the question giving your previous field of study and previous degrees.
  • Learn more about test scores by reviewing the page provided by university graduate admissions.
  • All materials must be uploaded electronically.  We will carefully dispose of any paper materials we receive, unless we have requested them.
  • Please take note of the EID and password that you will receive about 24–48 hours after you submit your application. You will need these later to check your admission status.

Please contact the Pharmacy Graduate Coordinator for further clarification or questions.