Pacific University Oregon now offers a Dual MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree, with a research emphasis.
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Contact Information

Pacific University Oregon now offers a Dual MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree, with a research emphasis.
190 SE 8th Avenue
Hillsboro
Oregon
97123
United States
Oregon
  • Name: Tony Potter
    Title: Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
    Office: Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
    Email: pharmd@pacificu.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
March 1, 2022
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Yes
Private
No
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 2 - 3
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

95
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MS (Master of Science)
No
More information about the PharmD/MS can be found here: https://www.pacificu.edu/academics/colleges/college-health-professions/school-pharmacy/pharmdms-degree-program
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Program Description

The Pacific University School of Pharmacy offers a three-year program that leads to a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. Courses are offered in a semester-based schedule with concurrent semester-long courses. Experiential components are integrated into the first two didactic years of study, and the third year is devoted entirely to advanced clinical experience. At Pacific, we emphasize integration of concepts, as well as teamwork and collaboration among students. As one of several health professions programs offered at Pacific's Hillsboro Campus, we also emphasize interprofessional cooperation among the healthcare team. The School of Pharmacy is fully accredited by the ACPE. We admitted our first class in Fall 2006. Today, our average class size is approximately 93 students.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

N/A
N/A
We do not require a minimum GPA, we have a recommended GPA of a 2.7
62
35
93
Yes

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Biology/Biological Science General Biology with labs (one year) 8 12
Anatomy & Physiology Human Anatomy and Physiology with labs (one year) 8 12
Economics Economics (Micro or Macro) 3 4
Social/Behavioral Science Social/Behavioral Sciences (Anthropology, Government, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Human Development, etc.) 3 4
Humanities Humanities/Fine Arts (Geography, Religion, History, Literature, Performance Arts, Visual Arts, Foreign Language, Drama, etc.) 3 4
Microbiology Microbiology (no lab required) 3 4
Chemistry General Chemistry with labs (one year) 8 12
Chemistry Organic Chemistry with labs (one year) 8 12
Physics Physics with a lab (general or upper-level) 3 4
Math Calculus 3 4
English Composition / Writing English - 2 courses total - at least one English composition course - one more course English, Composition, Literature, Writing, etc. 6 9
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Speech/Communication - Public Speaking, Oral Communication, Speech, Debate, etc. will count 3 4
Psychology Psychology (General/Intro or Abnormal will count) 3 4
July 31st, prior to our August start date.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes, but only if no letter grade option available
Science courses must be designed for science majors or pre-professional students. Must receive a grade of C; or better in each prerequisite and complete all courses before matriculation in August. AP credit (must show proof of a 4 or 5 on the exam) is acceptable for non-science courses. For the Anatomy and Physiology prerequisites, we prefer - HUMAN Anatomy and HUMAN Physiology. We also prefer a year long series, and courses to be taken at the same institution; however combined courses are accepted. For more details about our Prerequisite Requirements, please view our webpage: http://www.pacificu.edu/future-graduate-professional/colleges/college-health-professions/areas-study/pharmacy/admissions/prerequisites
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
We do not require pharmacy experience but it is highly recommended.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Conditionally accepted
We do accept committee letters but they are not required and only count as one letter.
No
Conditionally accepted
We do accept composite letters but they are not required and only count as one letter.
No
Pacific University requires two letters of reference, but a candidate can submit up to four through PharmCAS. The admissions committee will review all of the letters of reference received at the time the application is submitted (up to four). Students must submit these letters through PharmCAS. Overall, candidates should be asking individuals who know them well, and can attest to academic and/or professional capabilities. We don not require letters of reference from specific individuals, but letters from pharmacists and science professors can be beneficial.
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Pacific University only accepts evaluations from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE; www.ece.org) or World Education Services (WES; www.wes.org). Please see specific instructions on our web page at: http://www.pacificu.edu/future-graduate-professional/colleges/college-health-professions/areas-study/pharmacy/admissions/how-apply/international
No
The following criteria represent different ways to prove English proficiency for this program.

TOEFL or IELTS: Achieving the minimum required official score on the International Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Test scores are valid for two years after the test date, but will still be considered valid if the score exceeded the minimum requirement and you have maintained continuous residency in the United States since the exam date.

The TOEFL or IELTS can be waived if any of these have been completed:
Completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master’s, Doctorate degree at an accredited college or university where English is the only language of instruction.
Completed at least 60 semester credits (or 90 quarter credits) as a full time student from an institution where English is the only language of instruction (A full 2 years of classes).
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
Selected applicants will be invited for interviews. Interviews take place on Friday or Saturdays or online through Zoom. Students typically interview with one School of Pharmacy representative (faculty, staff or student) and one local pharmacist. An impromptu writing sample is required. Applicants receive a tour of the facilities, interact with fellow candidates and ask questions of current students during a discussion panel.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
We require a deposit to secure a candidates seat in the class once they are admitted.
  • Aug 02, 2021
Early August This changes every year, so please refer to our Admitted Students webpage for more information: http://pacificu.edu/current-graduate-professional/academics/areas-study/pharmacy/admitted-students
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
Yes
Yes