MCP Admissions & Application

Students are admitted to the Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacology (MCP) gateway program on an annual basis in the fall quarter only. The admissions committee and the graduate advisors screen applications immediately after the application deadline (January 5). Admitted applicants can expect to receive an offer of admission in late January through late February. Admitted applicants are invited to visit the campus in late February or early March.

Application Deadline: Jan. 5

For full consideration, online applications should be received by December 1, and all supporting documents and scores must be received by January 5. Offers are made throughout January and February.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • An official online application including the application fee ($105 for domestic applicants, i.e. US citizens and permanent residents and $125 for international applicants)
  • One official original transcript for all postsecondary education
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE test scores
  • International students are also required to submit TOEFL scores

Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

Recruitment period for entrance in Fall 2018:

The recruitment Visit Day for invited applicants is TBA. We look forward to meeting you soon! For admission via the MCP gateway, apply online at the online application for graduate admissions through UCI's Graduate Division.

For further information regarding the application requirements, please visit the Graduate Admissions web page.