Texas Tech University Health Science Center's School of Pharmacy has an abundance of exciting, cutting-edge programs that allow students many different paths for those who are seeking a career within the field of pharmacy. The accomplished professionals who lead these programs guide our students through the outstanding educational lessons required to spearhead this ever-changing community.
Our courses prepare students with experiences that lead to adaptability in their careers, allowing them to stay current with the latest advances in the field. With opportunities for future endeavors in the pharmaceutical industry, drug innovations and development, and clinical patient care, the courses and clinical experiences gained through these programs are invaluable for anyone wishing to become a pharmacist or work within this growing community. Explore our programs to see what going to school to be a pharmacist could do for your future.
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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.
Chancellor Texas Tech University System
School of Pharmacy Programs
The TTUHSC School of Pharmacy offers a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program requiring full-time enrollment. This four-year professional degree program supplies individuals with all the knowledge and skills involved in drug distribution and control, practice management, and direct patient skills.
With learning opportunities in classes, laboratories, and in clinical experiences, TTUHSC takes considerable advantage of community pharmacies, clinics, hospitals and nursing homes, allowing a full range of training for each student. 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. This unique dual-degree program offers the ability to obtain all the invaluable knowledge of both an MBA degree and a degree in pharmaceutical sciences.
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. Designed to develop the strongest possible leaders in the health care profession, the PharmD/MBA program prepares pharmacy students to meet the increasing challenges of an evolving health care industry. MORE
Established in 1997, the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy Residency Program supports the school's mission by expanding faculty practice and scholarship activities. TTUHSC is dedicated to supplying those seeking an outstanding post-graduate residency training experience with involvement in clinical practice as well as teaching, basic clinical research, and professional activities. This program emphasizes the development of pharmacy practice skills to improve patient care and develop the highest quality of leadership and management skills.
The unique pharmacy practice and specialty resident programs are convenient for those seeking pharmacy programs in Texas. We offer program centers in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas-Fort Worth and Lubbock, each of which offers diverse training opportunities. Our residency program promotes excellence in patient care by providing education, development, and advanced training to practitioners, educators, and scholars alike.
Go to School to be a Pharmacist
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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, all 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:
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Upon successful completion of our program, TTUHSC School of Pharmacy will award the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (Pharm.D.). Successful candidates to the School must complete certain prerequisites in addition to meeting minimum GPA and PCAT requirements. MORE
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