Message From the Dean

Welcome to the UC Irvine School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences! Located in beautiful, sunny Southern California, we are the first public pharmacy school in the Los Angeles-Orange County region.

The UCI School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, which officially became a school in 2020, offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees:


With our range of academic programs, clinical practice and research, the UCI School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences spans a continuum from discovery, development, and delivery of new drugs, devices, and diagnostics all the way to optimizing medication therapy in patients and patient populations.

The UCI School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences encompasses two departments: Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Pharmacy Practice. Our faculty provide exceptional education, breakthrough scientific discoveries, and expert clinical care that translate into improved human health.

Enrolling in our Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences program is an opportunity to join one of the top pharmaceutical sciences departments in the nation while starting on your career path into this exciting field. Our Master of Science in Pharmacology is a two-year, online degree program designed for working professionals looking to advance in their careers. The PhD in Pharmacological Sciences program prepares students for a future in a variety of employment settings, ranging from academic research and industry to federal positions.

Our newest program, the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), is uniquely qualified to educate pharmacists for the future because of its strong pharmaceutical sciences foundation, unique Susan & Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences structure for delivering interprofessional education, and its position within an academic health system, which provides a leading-edge clinical practice and learning environment.

At UCI, we believe an optimized healthcare delivery system is team-based and integrative. As part of the College of Health Sciences, the UCI School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences actively collaborates with schools and programs in medicine, nursing, and population and public health.

Whether you are a prospective student, faculty or staff member, we invite you to explore our website and discover how our school might be the perfect match for you.

Jan Hirsch

Jan Hirsch, BS Pharm, PhD

Founding Dean, UC Irvine School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences