This section describes the admissions cycle and application process for the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program at the UCSF School of Pharmacy.

2023-24 admissions cycle

The application window for summer 2024 entry opens on July 13, 2023.

  • The priority deadline for summer 2024 entry is October 2, 2023.
  • The final deadline for summer 2024 entry is December 1, 2023.

Application process

The application process consists of four steps:

  1. Minimum Eligibility Requirements
  2. The Application
  3. The Interview Process
  4. After Applying

Non-California resident?

Learn how residency affects you.

When submitting your application, you must indicate your current (at the time of application submission) legal state of residence. If you are offered admission, the Office of the Registrar will send you more info and materials used to determine what your residency status will be upon entering UCSF. This status will be used to assess your fees and/or tuition which are set according to residency.

Out-of-state residents

United States citizens and Permanent Residents of the United States who are legal residents of other states may apply for California residency after residing in California for one year. Since UCSF is a state university, California residents pay significantly lower fees and are not assessed non-resident tuition.

International applicants

If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States (or if you're not sure), see Applying Without U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status for important information including fee information, what additional materials you must submit with your application, and how to request a review of course work taken outside of the United States.

Undocumented students

UCSF welcomes applications for admission from undocumented individuals, such as those who qualify under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and/or AB540. Please visit UCOP for more info.


Residence Deputy
Office of the Registrar
UCSF Box 0244
San Francisco CA 94143

Admissions policies and disclosures

Programs and events

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Admissions Director Joel W. Gonzales provides insight in his blog Reports From The Pharm. Nothing in the blog is required reading for the application process, but you’re likely to find valuable tips that can ease your journey.

Oct 30 Fee Waivers—Don’t Be Shy!
Sep 25 Application Workshops Are Back! (Fall 2023 Edition)
Sep 15 Join us for a Virtual Fair—from the comfort of your own home!
Sep 15 Fall 2023 Drop-in Hours. Let’s Chat—Virtually!
Aug 24 Student Perspectives + Student Panels
Jul 12 PharmD Deadline Structure - for entry in summer 2024
Jul 6 In Their Own Words: Philip
Sep 29 Fall 2022 Drop-in Hours. Let's Chat—Virtually!
Sep 26 Working on your application? We are here to help!
Aug 16 It's time to join our PhAMLI

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