Pharm.D. Program FAQs

  • How many years does it take to complete the professional Pharm.D. program?

  • What degree do you earn?
    • You will earn the Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree.
    • This degree is NOT a baccalaureate, masters, or Ph.D. degree.
    • It’s clinical professional¬†degree that prepares students for pharmacy practice.

  • What is the cost (tuition/fees) for attending the Pharm.D. program?
    • The average tuition for Pharm.D. students is $10,563/semester (in-state) & $24,137/semester (out-of-state/international).
    • Our tuition rates are based on a flat rate tuition plan.
    • College of Pharmacy tuition information

  • Are there financial assistance/financial aid options and opportunities?
    • Yes.¬† Both The University of Texas at Austin and the College of Pharmacy are serious about providing scholarships and other financial aid resources to students.
    • Approximately 85% of our students receive some form of financial assistance from through UT Austin’s Financial Aid Office.
    • College of Pharmacy financial aid information

  • What is the difference between a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy (Ph.D)? Is there an opportunity for a joint dual degree in these areas?
    • The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree prepares you as clinical pharmacist.
    • The Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy (Ph.D.) prepares you for opportunities in research.
    • You may earn both degrees through our PharmD/Ph.D. dual degree program.

  • What if I have questions regarding graduate (research) programs in the College of Pharmacy?

  • Do you accept transfer students from other Pharm.D. programs?
    • No. You would need to apply as a first year student just like all other applicants looking to enter the Pharm.D. program.
    • If admitted, then the opportunity to waive Pharm.D. courses could be explored.