Pharmacy is a Diverse and Rewarding Career
Choosing pharmacy as a career path opens the door to a myriad of opportunities such as retail and independent pharmacy, pharmaceutical science and research, hospital and clinical pharmacy, business and others. With education in general there is a time and financial investment, however the return is a health care career with excellent salaries, benefits, flexible hours and tremendous opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
Unrivaled Clinical Training
Clinical training is a key component to modern pharmacy education. At TTUHSC School of Pharmacy clinical training is the corner stone of our program. The training time our students spend in the clinical setting caring for actual patients differentiates our program from all others. From the moment our students arrive on campus they are afforded a plethora of hands-on learning and training opportunities.
TTUHSC School of Pharmacy requires its students to complete more clinical training hours than any other pharmacy program in the country, making its students some of the most sought after graduates.
Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D.
President Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
The TTUHSC School of Pharmacy offers a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program requiring full-time enrollment. Students primarily spend weekdays in classes, laboratories or at experiential clinical training sites. Our program prepares entry-level pharmacy practitioners that are eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in any state.
- Students must have completed a minimum of two years of pre-professional studies at any accredited college or university prior to entering our four-year Pharm.D. Program.
- Pharm.D. students are admitted annually in the fall semester which begins in August.
The TTUHSC School of Pharmacy and the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business established the Pharm.D.-MBA program in 2007. Our esteemed faculty chose to concentrate the required MBA courses during the summer months so the MBA component could be completed by the end of the Pharm.D. student’s third (P3) year and before the student began the advanced pharmacy practice experiential rotations that comprise their fourth (P4) year. MORE
Established in 1997, the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy Residency Program supports the school's mission by expanding faculty practice and scholarship activities. The unique pharmacy practice and specialty resident programs are located in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas-Fort Worth and Lubbock and offer diverse training opportunities. Our residency program promotes excellence in patient care by:
- Providing education,
- Development, and
- Advanced training to practitioners, educators and scholars.
Start Your Journey
At the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy, our vision is to become internationally recognized for expanding the pharmacist’s role as a leader in health care by developing models of excellence in patient-centered care and collaborative drug therapy management through an innovative educational curriculum, while advancing health care and science through cutting-edge research. Come be a part of our vision.
To apply to the program leading to a Pharm.D. degree, the applicant should:
- Access the PharmCAS on-line application
- Access the Required supplemental application
- Adhere to the timetable for filing an application:
- Application opens on or about July 18, 2018.
- Early Decision Deadline is September 4, 2018.
- International Student Deadline is November 1, 2018
- Application Deadline is December 1, 2018.
The Texas Tech School of Pharmacy offers Early Decision Program (EDP) status through PharmCAS. The Early Decision program is a binding option for applicants who have decided that a particular pharmacy degree program is their first choice and that they will enroll if accepted. As an EDP applicant, you can apply to only one pharmacy degree program. Contact your selected pharmacy program directly for information on EDP eligibility requirements.
Abilene Student Earns Second Place in ASHP competition
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) recently announced that Hayley Brazeale, a fourth-year pharmacy student on the TTUHSC Abilene campus, earned a second-place finish in ASHP’s Fall 2017 New Drug Update competition. More
7 Careers to Pursue with a Pharm.D.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) as its single professional degree. The program prepares entry-level pharmacy practitioners to become a licensed pharmacist and pursue one of many career options in the field. More