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Doctor of Pharmacy

Be an Essential Link in the Chain of Care

The mission of the Fisch College of Pharmacy is to serve the East Texas community (patients, caregivers and other health practitioners) by providing quality care as the medication experts. Doctor of Pharmacy students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to enter practice ready to proceed. The curriculum includes active and team-based learning strategies and hands-on experiences to enhance understanding and retention.

Why Earn a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at UT Tyler?

Pharmacists play an essential role in healthcare as medication experts assisting with the management of complex disease states. Whether you look forward to being the trusted source of medical information, facilitating clinical trials for the next life-changing pharmaceutical or applying your knowledge in the direct management of patients, the UT Tyler PharmD program equips you for success:

  • Active and Team-Based Learning: Instead of sitting through classroom lectures, engage in active learning individually or as part of a team throughout the curriculum. These educational approaches enhance problem-solving and communication skills and enable learning by doing.
  • Unique Facilities: Train in an educational environment built to maximize the impact of your learning. W.T. Brookshire Hall, home to the Fisch College of Pharmacy, supports the program’s innovative teaching methods. Facilities include classrooms that enable active learning and team activities, the Brookshire Grocery Company Model Pharmacy, Compounding Laboratory, student collaboration and study areas and more.
  • Extensive Experience: Practice what you’re learning in actual healthcare settings. Starting in the first semester, students begin to apply knowledge gained in the classroom and laboratory to patient care under the supervision of pharmacist preceptors. Many experiences include interprofessional engagement with other health professions students.
  • Ready for Licensing Exams: Have the knowledge and confidence you need to pass the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination. The program also prepares you to pass the Federal and Texas laws tested within the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination.
  • Amazing Value: Learn in an affordable region/city that offers competitive tuition and numerous scholarships. You may even be eligible for free tuition.


The Doctor of Pharmacy is a 156-credit-hour program that takes four years to complete. The curriculum utilizes student-centered, team-based instruction that is immersive, leading to material mastery and confidence as you begin your career.

Build a comprehensive knowledge base through your coursework, covering everything from foundational science, like biochemistry and physiology, to specialized topics, including oncology and pharmacy law.

Six Introductory and seven Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences place you in supervised clinical settings to apply and observe the impact of theories and concepts learned in the classroom.

During your time at UT Tyler, you prepare to:

  • Integrate and apply scientific, social-behavioral and clinical knowledge to make therapeutic decisions and recommendations.
  • Develop individualized patient healthcare plans.
  • Manage medication use systems to improve healthcare outcomes.
  • Promote health and wellness strategies to prevent and manage chronic diseases.
  • Integrate population-based data into the development of healthcare plans.
  • Identify and resolve medication-related problems.
  • Provide education about pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies.
  • Collaborate in decision-making as part of a healthcare team.
  • Communicate clearly on a level appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Develop new ideas to improve patient care and advance the profession.

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What Can You Do With a Doctor of Pharmacy?

The career opportunities afforded by the degree are numerous and include such settings such as community pharmacies, hospitals and research facilities in academic, government and private sectors. Example specialty and career opportunities are available to explore through the following links:

How to Apply

Students qualify for UT Tyler’s Doctor of Pharmacy if they:

Your application consists of the following:

  • A completed PharmCAS application.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who know you professionally or academically.
  • Official transcripts for all college-level work.
  • The supplemental application form (included in the PharmCAS application materials).

Submit all materials through PharmCAS.

Additional requirements and procedures apply to transfer and international students.

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For the 2023-2024 academic year, tuition is $25,006 for your first, second and fourth years in the program. Due to summer requirements, year three tuition increases to $33,376. In-state and out-of-state students pay the same rate, which includes all standard fees and textbooks.

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Access an incredible opportunity to advance your education and career. Open to both incoming and continuing students who meet certain criteria, the scholarship provides a 100% reduction in tuition and fees and renews yearly based on merit. Students may qualify for the award each year of their studies.

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May 1

Application deadline for transfer applicants for upcoming fall admission.

May 31

Deadline to complete prerequisites for applicants wanting to begin in the upcoming fall (unless other arrangements have been approved by the college).

June 1

Deadline to complete the PharmCAS application for students seeking admission in the upcoming fall.

September 1

Application deadline for transfer applicants for upcoming spring admission.

Application deadline for Early Assurance Program.

December 1

Priority deadline to complete the PharmCAS application for students seeking admission in the following fall.


I chose UT Tyler’s Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy for its team-based curriculum. Having worked in a pharmacy before college, I knew extensive training in teamwork would be the best preparation for my future as a community pharmacist and administrator.

Kabria Davis,

PharmD, 2019

Next Steps

Your future starts here. Step confidently into a career in pharmacy with UT Tyler.