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Admissions and Application

Students are admitted to the UC Irvine Graduate Program in Pharmacological Sciences on an annual basis in the fall quarter. The Graduate Program Executive Committee and director act as the admissions committee.

Following an initial screening of applications, suitable applicants will be invited to visit the department in late January or early February at the department's expense. Admissions decisions will be made after that time. In order to preserve a high faculty/student ratio, the program only admits approximately four to six students per year. The chair makes final offers of admission to applicants, based on the recommendations of the interviewing faculty and the executive committee.

Application Deadline: December 5
To be considered for entrance to the program in the fall quarter, students must submit applications no later than Jan. 5 of the preceding calendar year.

Applicants are required to:

  • Submit an official online application including the application fee ($105.00 for domestic applicants, i.e. US citizens and permanent residents, and $125.00 for foreign applicants)
  • One official original transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE general and subject test scores
  • International students are also required to submit TOEFL scores

Please apply to our graduate program online via Graduate Division/UC Irvine web page: online application for graduate admissions.

For further information, please contact:

Student Affairs Coordinator
Department of Pharmacology
School of Medicine
Room 360, Med Surge II
Irvine, CA 92697-4625