Options for Accredited Texas Pharmacy Schools
Those seeking a pharmacist license in Texas must graduate from a school accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). There are a few pharmacy schools in various parts of Texas that have this accreditation status.
As of September 2011, ACPE has accredited 6 Texas pharmacy schools. However, some of these schools have multiple branches, making it more convenient for some students who would like to study in a particular city or part of Texas. Where branch locations are available, it will be noted in the list below. Contact individual schools for admissions requirements.
For a Texas pharmacy license, either an accredited bachelor's degree or a doctorate is sufficient education. Note that all license applicants have to take and pass a national exam and exam on Texas pharmacy laws to get licensed. For other states, contact the state pharmacy board for local license qualifications.
1. For those near the southern tip of Texas, Kingsville has a pharmacy school at the Texas A & M University Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy. This school has an accredited PharmD (docotoral) program. It is located in Kingsville at MSC 131, 1010 West Avenue B. The school may be reached at 361-593-4723.
2. The large city of Houston has two pharmacy schools. The first is the University of Houston College of Pharmacy. It has degree programs at both the bachelor's and PharmD levels. The school is situated at 4800 Calhoun. If visiting, it is 141 Sciences and Research, Building 2. The phone number is 713-743-1253.
3. The second Houston pharmacy school is the Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. This school also awards both types of accredited pharmacy degrees. The address is 3100 Cleburne Street, and the phone number is 713-313-4277.
4. The main campus of Texas Tech is in Lubbock in the panhandle of North Texas. Its pharmacy school is in Amarillo, which is also in the panhandle. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy is located at 1300 South Colter. It has both bachelor's and PharmD pharmacist training programs. The phone number is 806-354-5463. However, there are branch campuses in Lubbock and Abilene in the north and also in Dallas.
5. The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy also awards both pharmacy degrees. It is on the main campus in Austin and also has branches in El Paso, San Antonio, and Edinburg. The address in Austin is 1 University Station A 1900, PHR 2.112. The phone number is 512-471-1737.
6. The other San Antonio option is the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy. The address is 4301 Broadway. This school awards only the PharmD pharmacist degree. The phone number is 210-883-1000.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education List of Accredited Pharmacy Schools