Application and Admission
Please check the UIC Graduate Admissions application site for the most up to date deadlines and requirements. UIC's PhD program applications typically open in early to mid-August of each year.
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|Type of Deadline||Domestic||International|
|Spring Semester||November 1||July 15|
|Fall Semester||February 15||February 15|
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In addition to the requirements of the UIC Graduate College, the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy requires the following:
To expedite application review and processing, you may upload photocopies of your GRE score reports in the on-line application package. However, your official GRE scores must be submitted directly to the University of Illinois at Chicago by the Educational Testing Service, Institution Code: 1851.
Please note, we no longer require GRE scores for PharmD graduates from a US institution. We do encourage applicants to submit their scores even if they can waive them, as it is additional information for us to compare qualified candidates but the decision is yours.
TOEFL Scores (international students only)
If you are an international student and are not sure if the English language requirement applies for your home country, please check the UIC Admissions International Requirements page.
To expedite application review and processing, you may upload photocopies of your TOEFL score reports in the on-line application package. Note that TOEFL scores are not required for US citizens or individuals with an advanced degree from a US institution. Where required, your official TOEFL scores must be submitted directly to the University of Illinois at Chicago by the Educational Testing Service, Institution Code: 1851.
Letters of Recommendation
The department requires three completed letters of recommendation. Authors of letters for applicants may either use the UIC recommendation forms and/or regular letterhead stationery for typed and signed letters. Note that after you authorize the release of letters of recommendation (in the on-line application) and complete your application, you will then receive instructions by email on how letters of recommendation should be submitted.
The personal statement should outline the applicant’s current or previous work as relevant to plans and objectives for advanced study, describe professional goals and how these were developed, and state the reasons(s) the applicant desires admission to the Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy graduate program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The statement should not exceed two pages. Again you will receive an email directing you how to submit the personal statement after you complete the on-line application.
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Additional Materials Needed Prior to Admission
Prior to admission, international applicants must complete and submit a Declaration and Certification of Finances form. Also, all students must also have uploaded official transcripts and proof of degree – per University Policy these must be verified by the Graduate College prior to admission.
For further information about applying to graduate programs in the Department of Pharmacy, Systems Outcomes and Policy, please complete our request for information webform.
Please read all of the instructions before completing the on-line application.
In the on-line application under “Planned Course of Study” please indicate your desire for our graduate program, which is listed in the drop-down menu as Ph.D. Pharmacy.
Applicants must follow instructions on the UIC Graduate College application and submit all requested documents and forms (see below). All applicants are required to upload their documents and academic credentials electronically to satisfy both the program-specific requirements and the admission/institutional requirements. Please visit the Graduate Admissions website for more details on the document upload process.
The completed application form and all related materials, including payment of application fees, must be submitted on-line before your application can be considered.