UCSF

Graduation Requirements

2018 and Beyond

To graduate, candidates for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree must:

  1. Complete all required didactic and experiential coursework with a passing grade as established by policies of the Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee.
  2. Complete all required didactic and experiential Interprofessional coursework with a passing grade as established by policies of the Interprofessional Education Classroom Committee.
  3. Meet or exceed all graduation requirements as judged by the Subcommittee on Student Progress.
  4. Be recommended for the degree to the Faculty Council.
  5. Show evidence of possessing satisfactory professional qualifications.
  6. Register and complete no fewer than 12 quarters.
  7. Pay all fees and financial obligations to the University.
  8. Fulfill the general regulations for granting degrees of the University of California.
  9. Complete the requirements of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree within 4 years of the date he/she/they entered as a first-year student, excluding approved leaves of absence.
  10. Complete all required didactic and experiential Interprofessional coursework with a passing grade as established by policies of the Program for Interprofessional Practice and Education: PIPE 

Approved CEPC 6.3.20; updated 7.1.20; updated 3.24.21

2017 and Before

The APPE graduation requirement has been adjusted for students graduating in the Class of 2021P as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The APPE requirement for students in the Class of 2021P is 42 units; 4 blocks of required APPEs (CP 192, CP 193, CP 194, CP 195) and 2 blocks of elective APPEs (totaling 14 units; 1 of which is a direct patient care rotation). For students in the Pharm Care Pathway, 176 units are required for the PharmD degree; 190 units are required for students in the HSPR Pathway; and194 units are required for students in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Pathway.

The requirements for the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy consist of two years of preprofessional study taken at any approved collegiate institution and four years of professional study normally taken in the School of Pharmacy on the San Francisco campus.

To graduate, candidates for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree must do all of the following:

  1. Complete a minimum of 190 units of course requirements of professional study.
  2. Attain at least a 2.0 grade point average.
  3. Be registered for and have completed no fewer than 12 quarters (summer quarter counts as one quarter when you are registered for a full summer quarter—two blocks).
  4. Complete the last 45 of the 190 units in the UCSF School of Pharmacy.
  5. Complete all of the course requirements for one of the pathways.
  6. Pay all fees and financial obligations to the University.
  7. Show evidence of possessing satisfactory professional qualifications.
  8. Be recommended for the degree by the faculty of the School of Pharmacy.
  9. Fulfill the general regulations for granting degrees of the University.
  10. Complete the requirements of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree within 5 years of the date he or she entered as a first-year student.

The requirements for graduation, including policies and specific courses, are subject to periodic review and may be changed from time to time as determined by the faculty of the School.

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