Applicants who apply by our priority deadline, December 1, 2023 are eligible for reimbursement for the Graduate Division supplemental fee post-matriculation into the PharmD program.
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Contact Information

Applicants who apply by our priority deadline, December 1, 2023 are eligible for reimbursement for the Graduate Division supplemental fee post-matriculation into the PharmD program.
University of California, Irvine, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
802 W. Peltason Drive, Zot 4625
Irvine
California
92697-4625
United States
California
  • Title: UCI PharmD Admissions & Outreach Officer
    Office: School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Office of Pharmacy Student Affairs
    Phone (Work): 949-824-0105
    Email: pharmd@uci.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2024
December 1, 2023
Applicants who apply by our priority deadline, December 1, 2023 are eligible for reimbursement for the Graduate Division supplemental fee post-matriculation into the PharmD program.
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

49
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
Prerequisites requirements should be met by in-person learning with the following exceptions:
* Acceptable subjects completed online: Writing, Macro-Microeconomics, and or Psychology.
* Online courses completed during winter quarter/spring semester 2020 through spring quarter/semester 2022 are acceptable.
  • 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
$135
UCI Graduate Division offers application fee waivers to eligible applicants. Visit UCI Graduate Division - Application Fee
( https://grad.uci.edu/admissions/application-fee-fee-waivers/) to learn more about eligibility criteria and the fee wavier application.

Applicants requesting a UCI Graduate Division fee waiver must submit their application 5 days before prior to February 1, 2024, our final program deadline.

PharmCAS and the UCI Graduate Division have separate processes for requesting fee waivers. Each system may have different criteria, applicants may qualify for a waiver in one system, but not the other. To learn more about PharmCAS waivers visit https://www.pharmcas.org/application-instructions/fees-and-fee-waivers
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/health-care related experience prior to applying.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Three (3)
  • Clergy: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
The UCI Graduate Division considers committee letters as ONE letter of recommendation. You will still need to submit two additional letters of recommendation if you submit a committee letter.
No
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 Office of Pharmacy Student Affairs:

University of California, Irvine
Office of Pharmacy Student Affairs
802 W. Peltason Dr., Zot-4625
Irvine, CA 92697-4625
No
If you earned your Bachelor's degree from a non-US based institution, the TOEFL will be required. https://grad.uci.edu/admissions/applying-to-uci/ (Reference the English Language Proficiency tab.)
Minimum TOEFL iBT score of 80.
Minimum IELTS scores of 7, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual module.
No
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs
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.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

No
2024-09-26
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