Pharmacology vs. Pharmacy

If your goal is to be able to dispense drugs as a pharmacist, you want a pharmacy school, not a pharmacology program. The following schools in California have pharmacy programs:

How to Apply to Our Pharmacology Program

To apply for our Ph.D program, prospective students should follow the directions on the UCLA Graduate Programs in Bioscience (GPB) webpage. GRE scores are not required as part of your application package.

Candidates considered for admission must have completed a B.A. or B.S. degree in engineering, physical or life sciences fields and submit the following materials by December 1, 2024:

Required materials submitted online through the Graduate Division website

  1. Application
  2. Personal History Statement
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Resume
  5. Minimum of three recommendation letters
  6. TOEFL/IELTS score (international applicants only)
  7. Unofficial transcripts
  8. Fellowship Application (if applying for the Graduate Division fellowships)
  9. Application fee

Required materials submitted by email or mail to the Home Area

Official transcripts
Email: Emily Fitch,
UCLA Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
650 Charles E Young. Dr. South
23-120 Center for Health Sciences
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1735

Alternate Ph.D. Entry Programs

We accept students through the following academic programs at UCLA: