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Application Requirements


  • Research experience (laboratory or fieldwork) is a primary criterion for acceptance into our program.
  • Some biology courses are required. Because we are an interdisciplinary program, we admit students from various backgrounds. Applicants recently admitted to our program have undergraduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including molecular biology, psychology and chemical engineering.

Application requirements

  • A completed and submitted application, which can be found on the Graduate Division/UC Irvine web page: online application for graduate admissions.
  • A valid email address that you will maintain at least eight months after you apply. (If you are admitted, you will be notified via this e-mail address.)
  • An application fee payment of $105 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents or $125 for all other applicants.
  • Standardized test scores if applicable: GRE, TOEFL
  • The GRE General Test is required.
  • The minimum required score for the TOEFL exam is a 213 (computer-based exam) or a 550 (paper-based exam).
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • One official transcript.


UC Irvine's Institution code is 4859
Pharmacology Department code is 0216

For further information, please contact:

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