Please visit our web page https://grad.uci.edu/admissions/applying-to-uci/ to complete the supplemental application with UCI's Graduate Division. Both the PharmCAS application and UCI's Graduate Division application need to be completed.
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Contact Information

Please visit our web page https://grad.uci.edu/admissions/applying-to-uci/ to complete the supplemental application with UCI's Graduate Division. Both the PharmCAS application and UCI's Graduate Division application need to be completed.
University of California, Irvine, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
209 Steinhaus Hall
Irvine
California
92697-3958
United States
California
  • Title: UCI PharmD Admissions Counselor
    Office: School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Student Affairs Office
    Phone (Work): 949-824-3817
    Email: pharmd@uci.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2022
None
Yes

Program Information

Pre-Candidate
Yes
Public
Yes
Quarter (3 terms per academic year)
* 4
Required
No
Yes

Last Entering Class

40
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
Yes

Program Description

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is the first and only public school in the Los Angeles and Orange County area to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) professional degree. The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences along with the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and planned School of Population and Public Health are part of the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences which is establishing a new standard for training the diverse healthcare workforce of tomorrow.

The UCI PharmD program is a four-year professional degree program that will prepare graduates to be practice-ready pharmacists who are problem solvers, independent lifelong learners, team players, and leaders who will drive transformative changes in the healthcare system. The curriculum will be taught by faculty from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice using innovative instructional methods and applying evidenced based practices. Student pharmacists will have interprofessional educational experiences with students from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and planned School of Population and Public Health, starting from the classroom in year one, through to the clinical settings over the four-year curriculum.

For more information on our PharmD program, please visit https://pharmsci.uci.edu/pharm-d/
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

3.00
N/A
120
30
180
45
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 3 8
Physiology Human Physiology 3 4
Chemistry General Chemistry with Lab 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with Lab 8 12
Biochemistry Biochemistry 3 4
Math Calculus 3 4
Statistics Statistics 3 4
Economics Macroeconomics OR Microeconomics 3 4
English Composition / Writing Must include English with a writing component. English as a Second Language courses are not acceptable to meet this requirement. 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking or Debate 3 4
Psychology Psychology 3 4
Organic chemistry courses with lab must be completed with grades on the transcripts at the time of application submission.

You may be in the process of completing the prerequisites when you submit the application, but all prerequisites must be satisfactorily completed prior to matriculation into the program.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Satisfactory completion of the prerequisite courses with a C grade or above from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or institutions of recognized standing from other countries is required.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

Yes
Yes
$120
We encourage applicants to submit the same materials to PharmCAS and the UCI Graduate Division application to avoid a duplication of effort. This includes the personal statement and letters of recommendations. We strongly recommend you notify individuals writing your letters of recommendation that they will receive requests from both systems. We also encourage applicants interested in being considered for scholarships to complete the Personal History section in the UCI Graduate Division application.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
Applicants are encouraged to have some research and/or pharmacy/hospital experience prior to applying. Given the COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place, we understand that this may look different this year, and we encourage applicants to be creative about getting remote experiences. Some examples include helping with literature reviews, creating informational materials, performing informational interviews with providers, etc.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Not Accepted
Not Accepted
We encourage applicants to seek letters of support from those who can evaluate their academic ability, communication skills, work, research, or volunteer experiences, and personal characteristics. Examples of people who may be able to address these areas in detail include professors, mentors, academic advisors, employers, or volunteer supervisors. Letters from family members or friends are not suitable.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Domestic, non-California residents may establish residency in the state after one year. Once residency is established, students no longer pay the Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition. http://reg.uci.edu/navigation/residency.html
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Our program accepts evaluations from the following agency:

World Education Services (WES)
P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
(212) 966-6311

In addition to WES, foreign transcripts translated in English will need to be sent to UC Irvine's Graduate Division:

University of California, Irvine
Graduate Division – Transcripts
120 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3180
Yes
Minimum TOEFL iBT score of 80.
Minimum IELTS scores of 7, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual module.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with one interviewer, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers, Other interview format
Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
We plan to have in-person interviews, but will be prepared to provide virtual interviews if the campus is closed to visitors.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

No
  • 2022-09-22
Orientation activities will take place at least one week prior to the start of the instruction. Thus, students should expect to be available mid-September.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes