Application Procedures

Application Deadlines: The deadline for Fall 2021 semester admission will be December 1, 2020 for Ph.D. and non-residency master’s.  Spring and summer semester admission is not allowed.

Pharmacotherapy division only: The deadline for the master’s program with concurrent residency is January 15, 2021.

Steps for completing your application:

STEP 1: Apply for admission to the MS or PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences at ApplyTexas.  Later in the application, for “Area of Interest,” be sure that you select one of the division specific tracks: Health Outcomes, Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Pharmaceutics & Drug Delivery, Pharmacology & Toxicology, or Pharmacotherapy.

STEP 2: 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 3: 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 (MyStatus) 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 4: Upload a detailed resume/CV.

STEP 5: Upload your statement of purpose instead of using the statement of purpose box in the application.

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: The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is waived for fall 2021 due to COVID-19.  If you wish to send your score, you should request an official report of GRE scores to be sent from the testing agency to The University of Texas at Austin (code is 6882).  Please allow up to 72 hours for your MyStatus to reflect the waiver.

STEP 8: (International Students only): Request an official report of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)to be sent from the testing agency to The University of Texas at Austin (code is 6882); 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
UT Administration Building (UTA)
1616 Guadalupe Street, Suit 4.202
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-475-7391

TOEFL and IELTS scores over two years old will not be accepted.  The University of Texas at Austin requires minimum test scores: 79 on iTOEFL and 6.5 on IELTS. In the College of Pharmacy we usually admit students with much higher scores; the current average is 100 on iTOEFL.

Important Notes:

  • Be sure to answer the question on the application listing two to three faculty from the division you would like to work with.
  • 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.
  • CHECK your Status Page to see which documents you have left to upload, and if your test scores have arrived, and more —

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