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Published Survey
Submission Number: 4232
Submission ID: 181
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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
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Street 1 University of California, Irvine, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Street 2 802 W. Peltason Drive, Zot 4625
Street 3
City Irvine
State California
Zip 92697-4625
Country United States
Program Location: California
Admissions Office Contact(s):
  • Title: UCI PharmD Admissions & Outreach Coordinator
    Office: School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Office of Pharmacy Student Affairs
    Phone (Work): 949-824-0105
    Email: pharmd@uci.edu
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? February 3, 2025
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? December 2, 2024
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline. Please visit our website to learn more about incentives to apply by the priority deadline: https://pharmsci.uci.edu/pharm-d/#Admissions.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Candidate
Satellite/Branch campuses:
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Select the appropriate academic term type for your program. Quarter (3 terms per academic year)
What is the minimum requirement of pre-pharmacy coursework for matriculation into your professional Doctor of Pharmacy program?  4 years
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Required
What is the structure (e.g., length) of your Pharm.D. program curriculum? 4 years
Does your program offer an Early Assurance program for admissions?  No
Does your program have affiliation or articulation agreements with undergraduate institutions for admissions? Contact the program directly for additional details.  No
Does your program offer a student the ability to complete their bachelor’s degree while enrolled in the Pharm.D. program? No
Does your program offer alternative pathways to Pharm.D. degree completion?  No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 57
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 60
Maximum number of 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
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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:
I would like to mark this section as done. 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/
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of Course Prerequisites:
Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 3 8
Physiology Human Physiology

"Human Physiology" should be clearly labeled in the course title/or course description and taught by the department/discipline of Biology or Pharmaceutical Sciences.
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

Please note that we require a course that specifically focuses on macro or micro economics in preparation for the program.
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

"Public Speaking" or "Debate" must be clearly stated in the course title and completed in-person. Interpersonal communication is not eligible to meet this requirement.
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.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites: Prerequisites requirements should be met by in-person learning with the following exceptions:
* Acceptable subjects completed online: Statistics, Writing, Macro-Microeconomics, and or Psychology.
* Online courses completed during winter quarter/spring semester 2020 through spring quarter/semester 2022 are acceptable.
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites:
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.
Link to additional course prerequisites information: https://pharmsci.uci.edu/pharm-d/#Admissions
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? No
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? Yes
If yes, please enter the dollar amount: $135 (U.S. Citizens and lawful U.S. Permanent Residents); $155 (for all other applicants).
Link to supplemental fee form or instructions: https://pharmsci.uci.edu/apply-now-2/
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements: 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 prior to February 3, 2025, 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
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Do you accept or consider any standardized tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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/health-care related experience prior to applying.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Two (2)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • 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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. The UCI Graduate Division considers committee letters as ONE letter of recommendation. You will still need to submit one additional letter of recommendation if you submit a committee letter.
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: Our program requires two letters of recommendation, but three is preferred. 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 will not be accepted. Clergy and politicians who submit letters of recommendation must have served in a supervisory capacity.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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

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
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? No
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: 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.

Applicants who are non-native English speakers, but completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited United States institution will not need to submit a TOEFL/IELTS.
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists who are already licensed in the U.S.? No
Does the institution consider foreign-educated pharmacists WITHOUT a U.S. license for admission to the entry-level Pharm.D. program? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Individual applicants with one interviewer, Individual applicants with two or more interviewers, Multiple applicants with one or more interviewers, Other interview format
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes, but only on a case-by-case basis
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: We have mostly in-person interviews and some virtual interviews planned.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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: 2025-09-25
Additional details for accepted applicants: 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.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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