We are excited to welcome our charter class!
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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Institution Name University of California, Irvine
College or School Name School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Short Name U of California, Irvine
Banner Image: PharmCAS_SmallerSize_0.png
If you need to post a notification below your institution name, please enter it here: We are excited to welcome our charter class!
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.
Street 1 University of California, Irvine, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Street 2 209 Steinhaus Hall
Street 3
City Irvine
State California
Zip 92697-3958
Country United States
Program Location: California
Admissions Office Contact(s):
  • Title: UCI PharmD Admissions Counselor
    Office: School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Student Affairs Office
    Phone (Work): 949-824-1991
    Email: pharmd@uci.edu
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
What is the application deadline for your program? May 3, 2021
Application Deadline Description:
Does your institution participate in Early Decision? No
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Pre-Candidate
Satellite/Branch campuses:
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Academic Term Type: Quarter (3 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? No
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 0
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 60
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 0
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? No
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? No
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs:
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/
Program Description Video:
Minimum Overall GPA: 3.00
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants:
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 120
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 30
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 180
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 45
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? 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.
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? Yes
Link to Supplemental Instructions: https://grad.uci.edu/admissions/applying-to-uci/
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount: $120
Link to supplemental fee form or instructions: https://grad.uci.edu/admissions/applying-to-uci/
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements: 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.
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Not Required or Considered
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information:
Minimum composite PCAT score considered:
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information: Applicants are encouraged to have some research and/or pharmacy/hospital experience prior to applying. Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, 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.
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Three (3)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • 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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? No Answer
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? No answer
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: 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.
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements: 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
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: 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
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: Minimum TOEFL iBT score of 80.
Minimum IELTS scores of 7, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual module.
Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers, Other interview format
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: This year interviews will be performed virtually.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? No
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • September 23, 2021
Additional details for accepted applicants: Orientation activities will take place at least two weeks prior to the start of the instruction. Thus, students should expect to be available the entire month of September.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
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