Eligibility & Evaluation of Applicants


Credentials of most successful applicants to the graduate program in the College of Pharmacy graduate school exceed the minimum University requirements listed below. Admission is highly competitive and not all qualified applicants are admitted. Minimum application requirements include:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited United States institution or proof of equivalent training in a foreign institution.  For questions regarding degree eligibility, please consult the Graduate and International Admission Center (GIAC).
  2. A 3.0 (B) grade point average on all upper-division (junior and senior) and graduate-level coursework previously taken.
  3. Please note that although UT Austin does not have a minimum GRE score, the most competitive applicants have verbal scores of 75% or higher and quantitative scores of 70% or higher. We do consider students with scores lower than this, but only if all other materials are excellent.
  4. Adequate subject preparation for the proposed graduate major.
  5. Acceptance by the Admissions Committee of the proposed major area (Pharmacy).

Evaluation of Applicants

Each division in the College of Pharmacy is responsible for selecting its students. The application review is holistic and takes into account all aspects of the application materials. The divisions are particularly impressed by evidence that applicants are sincerely motivated, communicate well, and can show evidence of leadership ability.

No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas, on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including, but not limited to, race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap.

An applicant’s file cannot be considered until all application materials have been received.

International Student Information

Many of our successful international applicants have an M.S. degree and publications in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, chemical engineering, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutics, or another relevant science. Successful international applicants to the Division of Health Outcomes and Pharmacy Practice often have an M.S. degree in Pharmacy Administration.

Applicants from foreign countries not only must be eligible for admission to The University of Texas at Austin and the College of Pharmacy, but must also prove, through examination, that they possess sufficient knowledge of English to comprehend the course of study. Written and spoken English abilities of entering students are assessed by the International Office during orientation. If that office recommends that a student enroll in Intensive English Communication courses, those courses will be REQUIRED by the College of Pharmacy.

The University of Texas at Austin maintains an International Office with advisers to assist international students with orientation to the campus and to answer questions regarding immigration status, academic matters not specifically within the province of academic advising, financial aid, health insurance, housing, legal questions, employment, income tax, and social security regulations.

The Graduate and International Admissions Center

GIAC has the final word in admission requirements for admission to the University’s graduate school programs and international admissions. For more information about admissions, please visit GIAC.

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