Interview/Recruitment Visit (By Invitation Only)

Interview/Recruitment Visit Details

Information for applicants in North America invited to the School of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical & Translational Sciences Graduate Program interview weekend.

*International applicants who are not in North America will be interviewed online or via telephone only.

The interview visit for admission in 2019 is scheduled for February 1 – 2, 2019 (Fri -Sat).

Interview-Weekend Details:
The two-day event will consist of faculty research presentations, applicant interviews, a campus tour, a graduate student poster session and dinner. You will have the opportunity to mingle with our faculty and graduate students. Additionally, in conjunction with the Pharmacy Graduate Alliance, the School of Pharmacy’s graduate student governing student body, we will arrange a social event that includes an excursion of the Los Angeles area.

Dress code:
Friday, February 1: Business casual attire (no sneakers or jeans).
Saturday, February 2: Casual attire, comfortable walking shoes or sneakers, a hat or cap and sunglasses are encouraged for sun coverage.

Hotel Accommodations:
Lodging, travel and meal expenses, as predetermined by the program, will be covered. Lodging will be prearranged and we will assist you with travel arrangements.

Tentative Schedule

**Invited students are required to attend all events – there are no exceptions. Please note schedule below and plan accordingly.

Arrive at hotel (TBD) and check in with a member of our Graduate Program staff.


7:15am Leave hotel with a member of our Graduate Program staff.
8:00am Breakfast & Registration
8:30am Welcome by Dean Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD, DSc (hon)

Introduction to SoP Graduate programs by Associate Dean Annie Wong-Beringer, PharmD

9:00-10:15am USC Faculty presentations on research opportunities
10:15-10:45am Campus Tour
10:45-12:00pm Interviews with individual faculty
12-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-4:30pm Interviews with individual faculty
4:30-5:30pm Poster session and refreshments
5:35pm Tram transportation to dinner venue


9:30am Meet with current graduate students in hotel lobby
10:00am-1pm Walking tour of Historic Downtown Los Angeles
1:00pm Brunch with current graduate students
4:00pm End of program