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Thank you for your interest in applying to the Pharmacoepidemiology certificate program. This section of the Web site provides all the necessary instructions to successfully complete an application for admission to the program. Should you have any questions regarding eligibility, deadlines, requirements or the admissions process, we encourage you to contact us. We are always available to address any questions or concerns you may have about applying to the program.

Requirements and Application Instructions

Requirements and Instructions

Admission Requirements and Application Instructions

An applicant must meet one of the following minimum academic requirements to be considered for admission to the Pharmacoepidemiology certificate program:

  • A post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree; or
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college

If there are any questions regarding the academic requirements, please e-mail

Application to the University of Illinois at Chicago is required for admission to the Pharmacoepidemiology certificate. Students must apply by completing the Graduate Certificate Program online application. Besides submitting a completed application form and non-refundable UIC application fee, applicants must submit the following supplemental documents in order to be considered for admission to the certificate program:

  1. TRANSCRIPTS - A copy of official baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate transcript(s) with degree conferred from an accredited university or college. Transcripts must be uploaded to the UIC graduate application upon receipt of the application submission acknowledgement email (approximately 2-3 days after application submission).
  2. GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA) - 3.0/4.0 for the final 60 hours of undergraduate study and for all cumulative graduate work previously taken.
  3. PERSONAL STATEMENT - A career-goal statement outlining (1) reasons for pursuing the Pharmacoepidemiology certificate and (2) career goals.

Additional Information for International Applicants

  1. International academic documents that are evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service that holds membership in the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), in lieu of transcripts, are also acceptable.
  2. TOEFL SCORES - International applicants must present evidence of English competency. Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08540, must be sent to UIC. UIC's institution code for the TOEFL is 1851. The test must have been taken within the last two years. Minimum scores required: paper-based TOEFL = 550, computer based TOEFL = 213, IBT total score = 80. The USMLE and ECFMG will not be considered in lieu of the TOEFL or as evidence of English competency.

Where to Email Personal Statement/Current Resume or CV


Application Instructions

  1. Visit:
  2. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on "Apply Non-Degree & Campus Certificate." The admissions login screen will appear.
  3. Click on the "First time user account creation" link below the "login" button.
  4. Create a Login ID and a six-digit password for your application account and click on "login".
  5. Select the application type "Graduate Campus Certificate" and click on "continue."
  6. Select the appropriate admission term and type your first, middle and last name and click on "Fill out Application".
  7. The "Application Checklist" screen will appear with a number of sections to be completed. You will need to visit each of these sections one by one and complete all necessary fields.
  8. On the "Planned Course of Study" screen, the "Select your Program" drop down menu will appear. Choose " Pharmacoepidemiology (Campus Cert Non-Degree)" and click "Continue." and click the "Enter Other Majors, Minors and Concentrations" button.
  9. The “Concentration” drop down menu will appear. Choose “Pharmacoepidemiology” and click “Continue.”
  10. Once you have filled out all the sections on the Application Checklist, click on "Application is Complete" to submit your application.
    • If you wish to save your application and complete it at another time, click on "Finish Later" from the Application Checklist screen.
    • To return to your saved application, follow steps 1 and 2 from above and sign in to the Admissions Login screen using the Login ID and password that you created previously.
    • Click on the appropriate admission term for the “Graduate Campus Certificate” application under the "Applications in Progress" heading.
  11. Follow the on-screen instructions and submit your $60 non-refundable application fee.
  12. Once you have clicked on the "Application is Complete" button and your application and application fee have been submitted, please send us an email  stating that your application has been submitted online.
  13. Make sure to turn in all of your supplemental documents (listed above).
  14. Your personal statement as well as your resume/curriculum vitae may be submitted electronically by sending an e-mail

Admission Deadlines


Preferred Deadline*



July 15

August 15


Nov. 15

Dec. 1

*Please note that admission to the Pharmacoepidemiology certificate program is highly competitive and there is limited space in each entering class. Therefore, strongest consideration is given to candidates who apply before the preferred program deadline.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for the Pharmacoepidemiology certificate program are currently $875 per credit hour.

Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice any time prior to the first day of instruction.

Additional Information

Changing from Certificate to Degree Program: Admission as a certificate student does not guarantee admission to any of the College of Pharmacy or School of Public Health degree seeking programs. Students may transfer all credits earned in the certificate program towards the fulfillment of degree requirements in the Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy or Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics the event they apply and are admitted to a degree program. To transfer credits, the student must earn a minimum letter grade of "B" or above in all the Pharmacoepidemiology Certificate courses. Students must attain a 3.00 grade point average (on a 4.00 point scale) to receive the Pharmacoepidemiology certificate.


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