Students are admitted to the MSP program on an annual basis for the Fall quarter. In depth information on the UCI application process can be found at

Application deadline for admission for Fall, 2020: March 1, 2020 (priority deadline), July 15, 2020 (final deadline)

Step 1

Complete and submit your Application for Admission online. The application is found on the Graduate Division/UC Irvine web page Online application for graduate admissions. Under the degree section, select the Master of Science in Pharmacology option.

Note that the Statement of Purpose is part of the online application. This statement should demonstrate your writing ability and clarity of thought. It should include a personal history describing your professional and academic achievements, and in particular, your laboratory and research experience. You should provide a statement of purpose, detailing current goals, and specifically how and why the MSP program will help you achieve them. You also should indicate your understanding of the challenges of online learning and articulate your readiness to benefit from this type of instructional modality.

If you have any technical difficulties submitting your application, email or call (949) 824-6363.

Step 2

Pay fees. Once you have finalized your application in full, press the submit button which then prompts you to pay the appropriate application fee using Visa or MasterCard.

Nonrefundable application fees:
US citizens and lawful US permanent residents: $120
All other applicants, including international students: $140 

Step 3

Provide Letter of Recommendation and Waiver of Access forms (available via the online application system) to the three people you have identified who can evaluate your academic and/or professional achievement, describe your strengths and weaknesses, and comment on our character, integrity and motivation. Letters that speak to your ability to perform in a post-graduate academic program are especially useful. All letters must be submitted online.

Step 4

Upload all transcripts to your application. Ensure the scanned copies are legible before uploading. Do not mail official transcripts to the department. If you are admitted, you will be asked to mail official transcripts to the Graduate Division at that time.

Step 5

International students must submit the results of their TOEFL exam. Scores will be sent directly to UC Irvine by the testing agency. Please choose Institution Code 4859.

NOTE: All supplemental materials must arrive before or on the application deadline in order for the application to be deemed complete and reviewed. You must supply a valid e-mail address that you will maintain at least 8 months after you apply. Students will be notified via this email address when they have been accepted into the program.