Pharm.D.

Doctor of Pharmacy

The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is a professional degree leading to pharmacist careers in hospitals, outpatient ambulatory care settings, community pharmacies, nursing homes, managed care, academia, research, industry, government agencies, and other pharmacy practice settings.

The first class is planned for Fall 2021.

 

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

The UCI Pharm.D. program is a four-year professional degree program that will prepare graduates to be practice-ready pharmacists who are problem solvers, independent lifelong learners, team players, and leaders who will drive transformative changes in the healthcare system. The curriculum will be taught by faculty from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice and delivered using innovative instructional methods and applying evidenced based practices. 

What makes us unique?

  • Strong foundation of pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences, and clinical sciences integrated throughout the curriculum
  • Interprofessional education within the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences
  • Rigorous clinical training at UCI’s academic medical center to ensure graduates are ready to work in interprofessional teams
  • Integrative health approach to treating the whole patient with a wide range of preventive and treatment modalities
  • Committed to serve under-represented populations and advance healthcare equity


Commitment to Enhancing Diversity

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

Plurality of experiences, accomplishments, and values leads to greater innovation and creativity at all levels of scholarship and inquiry. 

The UCI School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is committed to enhancing diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and other attributes in its students, staff, and faculty. We will strive to maximize opportunities and inclusion so that all its members can utilize their potential and achieve excellence in accomplishing the school’s academic mission. This academic excellence will translate to clinical excellence and help serve the communities in the region, the state, and beyond.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy(1), physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services(2). The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.



Additional information can be found here.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet general requirements of the UCI Graduate Division.

Satisfactory completion of the following required courses with a preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above:

Prerequisite Course Semesters Quarters
General Biology
1
2
Biochemistry
1
1
Human Physiology
1
1
General Chemistry with Lab
2
3
Organic Chemistry with Lab
2
3
Calculus
1
1
Statistics
1
1
English / Writing
1
1
Macro- or Microeconomics
1
1
Psychology
1
1
Public Speaking or Debate
1
1

*A Bachelor’s degree is required.

*The PCAT is not required.

*Prerequisite science courses completed within 10 years prior to planned matriculation are preferred.

 

Estimated Annual Program Cost

Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022 Annual Total
Student Services Fee
376.00
376.00
376.00
1,128.00
Tuition
3,814.00
3,814.00
3,814.00
11,442.00
Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition
10,333.34
10,333.33
10,333.33
31,000
Assoc. Grad Students Fee
9.00
9.00
9.00
27.00
Student Center Fee
141.21
141.21
141.21
423.62
Bren Events Center Fee
23.00
23.00
23.00
69.00
Recreation Center Fee
88.00
88.00
88.00
264.00
Document Fee
80.00
0.00
0.00
80.00
Total California Resident
$14,864.55
$14,784.54
14,784.54
$44,433.63
Nonresident Supplemental Tuition
5,034.00
5,034.00
5,034.00
15,102.00
Total Nonresident
$19,898.55
$19,818.54
$19,818.54
$59,535.63

*Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding, or other developments.

*Proposed Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition subject to approval by the Regents of the University of California.

Financial Aid & Resources

UCI is committed to providing financial aid and resources to reduce indebtedness of our students. Our staff are dedicated to assisting students with options for funding their professional degree and planning for financial health following graduation.

949-824-6725
Email: finaid@uci.edu

Financial Aid

 

Students may apply for financial aid through the UCI Financial Aid office. Expert staff in the school also provide guidance in funding professional education, including options for federal financial aid programs and need-based aid provided by the school.

Scholarship/Fellowships

There are multiple scholarships, fellowships, grants and awards that students may apply for; information will be provided in advance of application deadlines.

-AACP list of scholarships, grants and awards https://www.aacp.org/resource/financialaid-and-scholarships

-Need-based, merit-based, and diversity-based scholarships are planned. Check back for more information 

Financial Planning

The School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences will hold regular seminars to assist students while enrolled to plan for a health financial future. Please see a sample list of programs below available to students to manage loans and debt.

 Loan Forgiveness Programs

NIH Loan Repayment Program (https://www.lrp.nih.gov/) pays up to $70,000 of student loan debt in exchange for a two year commitment to conduct research funded by a nonprofit or governmental institution.

California’s state loan repayment program for pharmacists who work full time in Health Professional Shortage Areas provides up to $50,000 in loan repayment (https://oshpd.ca.gov/loans-scholarships-grants/loan-repayment/slrp/).

Pharmacists who work in governmental or non-profit organizations (e.g., Veteran’s Administration, Food & Drug Administration, health departments or state boards) can qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness programs (https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/pslfFlow.action#!/pslf/launch).

AACP Financial Literacy Resources https://www.aacp.org/resource/financial-literacy

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 authorized by the Board of Directors for an on-site evaluation to be scheduled during fall 2020 for consideration of Precandidate status. Authorization of an on-site evaluation for consideration of Precandidate status does not carry with it nor imply an accreditation status. The on-site evaluation is authorized solely for purposes of gathering additional information in furtherance of an accreditation decision. The Board will consider Precandidate status at the next regularly scheduled meeting, which will occur in January and June of each year, following the on-site evaluation. 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.

 

190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60603-3499, 312-644-3575; FAX 866-228-2631; website: www.acpe-accredit.org

 

WSCUC: Pending WSCUC approval

 

Licensure and Certification Disclosure