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 (now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 cycle):

a. Deadline: February 1, 2022

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 will open on October 1, 2021 for the 2021-22 cycle)

a. All parts of the application must be filled out, including the Personal History section. Please use the same materials from PharmCAS when possible to avoid duplicating your efforts

b. Your recommenders must also submit their letters to UCI – We strongly recommend you notify them that they will receive requests from both systems.

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, 2022

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). 


ACPE: The University of California, Irvine School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Precandidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Granting of Precandidate status brings no rights or privileges of accreditation as associated with either candidate status or accredited status. Precandidate status indicates only that planning has taken into account ACPE standards and guidelines and suggests reasonable assurance of moving to the next step, that of Candidate status. Since Precandidate status does not create any rights of accreditation under the ACPE standards, it is the opinion of ACPE that graduates of programs of Colleges or Schools of Pharmacy that bear Precandidate status do not meet the educational requirements for licensure. For an explanation of the ACPE accreditation process, consult the office of the Dean or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.


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WSCUC: Approved as of November 30, 2020

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