One College, Two Campuses, Unlimited Opportunities
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Contact Information

One College, Two Campuses, Unlimited Opportunities
Office of Student Affairs, Rm 154
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
833 South Wood Street (MC874)
United States
  • Name: Dan DiCesare
    Title: Director of Student Affairs - Chicago
  • Name: Cindi Schaefer
    Title: Director of Student Affairs - Rockford

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021

Program Information

Full Accreditation
  • One College. Two Campuses. Unlimited Opportunities. The PharmD program is offered in Chicago and in Rockford.
  • Chicago - Urban, diverse, dynamic, and fast-paced, the College’s Chicago campus is set in the heart of the Illinois Medical District, about two miles west of the city’s central business district and less than one mile from UIC’s East campus.
  • Rockford - New facilities, cutting-edge technology, and small class sizes, and Interprofessional opportunities with our College of Medicine and College of Nursing students characterize the Rockford campus.
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 4
Not Required
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Students may pursue concentrations, as well as certificate and other degree programs. Some examples are the UPHARM (Urban Pharmacy) and RPHARM (Rural Pharmacy) concentrations, a Health Informatics or Pharmacoepidemiology certificate, or a dual degree in an area such as Public Health (MPH).

Program Description

About the UIC College of Pharmacy One College. Two Campuses. Unlimited Opportunities

What do you want out of your pharmacy school experience?

- A campus in the heart of a large urban healthcare district? Studying in a world-class city? Then Chicago is your spot!

- Are you looking for a vibrant, close-knit community and a small class size? Then Rockford is the place for you!

Regardless of which path you choose, both lead you to the same great education, research and pharmacy practice experiences at the 7th ranked College of Pharmacy in the country and the number 1 school in Illinois!

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

The following three GPAs must meet the 2.50 minimum requirement - 1) the cumulative GPA (all courses taken at all institutions), 2) science/math coursework GPA (all science and math courses), and 3) the prerequisite GPA (best attempt at the prerequisite courses). The cumulative and science/math GPAs include all attempts at courses. The prerequisite GPA uses only the attempt with the highest grade.
The numbers stated above are approximate. Rather than specify a number of credit hours, the UIC College of Pharmacy requires a minimum of 18 prerequisite courses (semester system) or 21/22 prerequisite courses (quarter system). Each course must be at least 3 semester credit hours or 4 quarter credit hours. For more information, please visit our website -

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
English Composition / Writing Written Communication - A written communication course, such as composition is required. 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Verbal Communication - A verbal communication course, such as speech or public speaking is required. 3 4
Other Additional Communication - An additional communication course (either written or verbal) is required. 3 4
Biology/Biological Science General Biology - Two semesters of general biology with labs are required. 6 9
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy and Physiology - This requirement may be fulfilled with an A&P sequence OR the combination of 1 course in human anatomy and 1 course in human physiology. All organ systems must be covered. Labs are not required. 6 9
Microbiology Microbiology - A microbiology course with a lab is required. 3 4
Chemistry General (Inorganic) Chemistry - A general chemistry sequence with labs is required. 6 9
Chemistry Organic Chemistry - An organic chemistry sequence with lab(s) is required. Some schools may offer labs with each organic course; other schools may offer only one lab with the organic sequence. 6 9
Biochemistry Biochemistry - A biochemistry course is required. A lab is not required. 3 4
Physics Physics - One course in general physics is required. A lab is not required. 3 4
Math Calculus - Any calculus class that covers derivatives and integrals may be used to fulfill this requirement. 3 4
Statistics Statistics - Any statistics course may be used to fulfill this requirement. 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science Social and Behavioral Sciences - A course in psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, geography, or other areas of social/behavioral science may be used to fulfill this requirement. 3 4
Humanities Humanities - A courses in philosophy, religious studies, English literature, history, art history, or other areas of humanities may be used to fulfill this requirement. 3 4
Although spring completion of prerequisites is preferred, all prerequisites must be completed by August 13, 2021 for fall 2021 admission.
a) Courses must be a minimum of 3 semester credits/hours each (or 4 quarter credits/hours each). Exact credits will depend on the way a school offers its science courses/labs. b) Please contact the Office of Student Affairs ( with questions related to prerequisites.

Supplemental Materials

Information about submitting the required UIC University Supplemental Application will be emailed to qualified applicants when verified PharmCAS applications have been received.

PCAT and Other Tests

Although the PCAT is optional, it will be considered in the holistic application review process for applicants who have taken it.

Observation Hours


Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
A committee letter would be used to meet our required academic reference.
Not Accepted
Two letters of recommendation must be submitted through PharmCAS. One letter must be from an academic reference such as a professor, a TA, or an Academic Adviser. One letter must be from a work or volunteer supervisor.



International Applicants

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 AND Send an original foreign transcript directly to the school
a) We will only accept course-by-course evaluations from WES. The WES report must be provided to PharmCAS. Official foreign transcripts are only required to be sent to UIC if admitted.
b) For more information, please visit the website,
UIC requires the submission of valid English proficiency test scores for all non-native English speakers. b) Please see the English Proficiency Requirements on our website -


Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
Interviews are by invitation only. Top applicants meeting the screening criteria set forth by the Admissions Committee will be offered the opportunity to interview with UIC faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the pharmacy community starting in October and continuing through late spring. MMI (multiple mini interviews) are used. Each mini interview covers a particular characteristic the Admissions Committee would like to see in students.

Accepted Applicants

Deposits are non-refundable for any reason.

Early Decision
Full deposit ($1000) - due two weeks after offer.

Regular Admission - before March 1, 2021
Initial deposit ($200) - due two weeks after offer.
Final deposit ($800) - due March 1, 2021.

Regular Admission - after March 1, 2020
Full deposit ($1000) - due two weeks after offer.
  • August 23, 2021
All applicants must agree to the College of Pharmacy Matriculation and Continued Enrollment Policies.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings