The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Cooperative Pharmacy Program College of Health Affairs

Cooperative Pharmacy Program

The CPP is best described as a “Pre-Pharmacy + 2 + 2” program. Students admitted into the CPP are provided with a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The MOA details the CPP requirements which include GPA, PCAT Scores, community service, and other criteria. Students are expected to complete all pharmacy pre-requisites at UTRGV and all contractual MOA requirements. Upon successful completion, the CPP student applies to The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy (UTCOP) and is guaranteed an interview.

If the applicant to the UTCOP is successful in each required step, the student matriculates to the Austin campus to complete the first two professional years of the pharmacy curriculum, and then returns to the UTRGV Edinburg campus to complete the professional third and fourth years of the pharmacy curriculum.