Pacific University Oregon now offers a Dual MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree, with a research emphasis.
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Institution Name Pacific University Oregon
College or School Name School of Pharmacy
Short Name Pacific U Oregon
Banner Image: CAS Banner PharmD.jpg
If you need to post a notification below your institution name, please enter it here: Pacific University Oregon now offers a Dual MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree, with a research emphasis.
Street 1 190 SE 8th Avenue
Street 2
Street 3
City Hillsboro
State Oregon
Zip 97123
Country United States
Program Location: Oregon
Admissions Office Contact(s):
  • Name: Tony Potter
    Title: Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
    Office: Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
    Email: pharmd@pacificu.edu
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
What is the final (enforced) application deadline for your program? June 1, 2022
Final Application Deadline Description:
What is the priority application deadline for your program? March 1, 2022
Describe any requirements or incentives for applicants who apply by the priority deadline.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? Yes
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? No
Academic Term Type: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 3
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply: Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 95
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Target number of Pharm.D. seats for the upcoming P1 entering class: 93
Maximum number of Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 103
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 6
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MBA (Business Administration), PharmD/MS (Master of Science)
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? No
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs: More information about the PharmD/MS can be found here: https://www.pacificu.edu/academics/colleges/college-health-professions/school-pharmacy/pharmdms-degree-program
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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.
Program Description Video:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Minimum Overall GPA: N/A
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: We do not require a minimum GPA, we have a recommended GPA of a 2.7
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 62
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 35
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 93
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? July 31st, prior to our August start date.
Can applicants use online classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Enter any additional information regarding online course prerequisites:
Can applicants use pass/fail classes to fulfill the institution's course prerequisites?
  • 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
Enter any additional information regarding pass/fail course prerequisites:
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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
Link to additional course prerequisites information:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? No
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Not Required or Considered
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information:
Minimum composite PCAT score considered: N/A
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information: We do not require pharmacy experience but it is highly recommended.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Two (2)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • 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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. We do accept committee letters but they are not required and only count as one letter.
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. We do accept composite letters but they are not required and only count as one letter.
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements:
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: 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
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? No
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: 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).
Does the institution offer a post-B.S. Pharm.D. program for current pharmacists in the U.S. or abroad? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Does the institution offer an online interview option? Yes
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://www.pacificu.edu/pharmacy/admissions/apply-now
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: We require a deposit to secure a candidates seat in the class once they are admitted.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • Aug 02, 2021
Additional details for accepted applicants: 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
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? Yes
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
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