PharmD Application

There are TWO different applications you need to submit in order to apply to the PharmD program: 

1. PharmCAS Application 

2. UCI Graduate Division Application

BOTH the PharmCAS application AND the UCI Graduate Division application will need to be completed for consideration to the PharmD program.

1) Complete PharmCAS application (by February 1, 2023):

a. Deadline: February 1, 2023

b. All parts including any supplemental questions

c. Application fee*

APPLICATION FEES: *PharmCAS and the UCI Graduate Division have separate processes for requesting fee waivers. Each system may have different criteria, so you may qualify for a waiver in one system, but not the other.

2) Complete the UCI Graduate Division application (supplemental application available October 3, 2022 for the 2022-23 cycle)

a. We encourage applicants to submit the same materials to PharmCAS and the UCI Graduate Division application to avoid a duplication of effort in your personal statement. We also encourage applicants interested in being considered for scholarships to complete the Personal History section in the UCI Graduate Division application.

b. For the letters of recommendation in the Graduate Division system, please enter your evaluator’s name, but enter in “” as the sender’s email address for us to upload your letters of recommendation from PharmCAS.

c. For the UCI Graduate Division application, upload legible scans of your transcripts – you do not need to send official transcripts at the time of application. If you are admitted and choose to attend UCI, you will then be asked to send official transcripts to the UCI Graduate Division (not the SPPS Student Affairs Office).

d. Application fee*

e. Deadline: February 1, 2023

Accreditation Status


The Pharm.D. program is in the process of accreditation with two required agencies, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 


WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC): Approved as of November 30, 2020

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE): Candidate status approved as of June 30, 2022. The University of California, Irvine School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Once students have enrolled in a new program that is currently recognized by ACPE with Precandidate Status, such program may be granted Candidate Status by ACPE. The granting of Candidate Status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accordance with stated plans by the time the first class has graduated. Granting of Candidate Status brings rights and privileges of Accredited status. Public disclosure by the program of the terms and conditions of Candidate Status is required (see paragraph 7, “Reference to Accreditation”). With respect to clarification of the meaning of Candidate status, graduates of a program so designed would, in the opinion of ACPE, have the same rights and privileges of those graduates from a fully accredited program. The Candidate status denotes a developmental program that is expected to mature in accord with stated plans within a defined time period. It should be underscored, however, that decisions concerning eligibility for licensure by examination or reciprocity reside with the respective state boards of pharmacy in accordance with their state statutes and administrative rules. Should Candidate status be awarded to a program, ACPE would, however, make its position known and make recommendations consistent with that position.

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