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

2022-23 admissions cycle is now open

The admissions filing period for entry in summer 2023 opened on July 14, 2022.

Priority deadline October 3, 2022
Final deadline December 1, 2022

Details: New PharmD Deadline Structure.

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.

Questions?

Residence Deputy
Office of the Registrar
UCSF Box 0244
San Francisco CA 94143
415-476-8850

Admissions policies and disclosures

Programs and events

For prospective students and counselors

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Gonzales

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.

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
Jul 15 New PharmD Deadline Structure
Jun 6 Fall 2022 Pharmacy School Virtual Fair - Sign up today (free!)
Jun 6 In Their Own Words: Julia
Mar 30 2022-23 Pharmacy Post-Bac Program Application Now Open!
Mar 30 In Their Own Words: Sam
Oct 19 3 or 4 Letters: The Dilemma
Oct 4 Finishing Up Those Prereqs!

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