Early action applicants meet the September 8 deadline and are notified in October about whether they are accepted, denied or deferred. Apply Early Action and you will receive an early response to your application but you are not required to accept our offer. This is not the same as Early Decision!
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Contact Information

Early action applicants meet the September 8 deadline and are notified in October about whether they are accepted, denied or deferred. Apply Early Action and you will receive an early response to your application but you are not required to accept our offer. This is not the same as Early Decision!
3601 Pacific Avenue
Office of Pharmacy Admission
United States

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2021
September 8: Early Action Deadline - Students who meet this deadline will receive a decision in October. Early Action is non-binding.

After Early Action review, Pacific will give priority to students who meet the following Tier Deadline dates. We will review all of Tier I candidates before Tier II and so forth. The last date to apply for Fall 2021 is February 1.

October 1 - Tier I
November 1 - Tier II
December 1 - Tier III
January 1 - Tier IV
February 1 - Tier V

Program Information

Full Accreditation
* 2 - 3
Early assurance

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Program Description

For over 60 years, University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has trained pharmacists who are problem-solvers, innovators and leaders. The School was the first in California to offer a three-year accelerated PharmD program. To continue Pacific's legacy of innovation, we launched an updated curriculum in 2019. We firmly believe the redesigned curriculum will engage and better prepare a new generation of pharmacists. We have intentionally integrated active learning techniques in our courses to help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a well-rounded, highly competent health care provider. You will be immersed in pharmacy practice experiences including community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, ambulatory care and internal medicine. You will hone your communication skills through team projects, team-based learning and patient care simulations. Our capstone courses help solidify concepts, shaping you into a practice-ready pharmacist. Our graduates are in demand! We ranked in the top 10% nationally in postgraduate residencies for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Resident Matching Program.

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria


Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Math Calculus 4 8
Physics Physics I 4 4
Chemistry General Chemistry I 4 4
Chemistry General Chemistry 2 4 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 1 4 4
Chemistry Organic Chemistry 2 4 4
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 1 4 4
Biology/Biological Science General Biology 2 4 4
Physiology Human Physiology 4 4
Microbiology Microbiology 3 3
English Composition / Writing English Composition 1 3 4
English Composition / Writing English Composition 2 3 4
Communication / Speech (Verbal) Public Speaking 3 4
Psychology General Psychology 3 4
Economics Macroeconomics 3 4
Humanities General Education IC: Cultural Anthropology 3 4
Humanities General Education IIB: Introduction to Philosophy 3 4
Humanities General Education IIC: Music Appreciation 3 4
General Elective(s) Total Liberal Arts Requirement. All non-math/non-science are included in this count. 28 42
August 15, 2021
Due to the COVID 19 situation, we will accept online courses for the pre-requisites completed in spring 2020, summer 2020, and possible fall 2020. Pre-requisites must be completed with a grade. P/NP grading options will not be accepted. Microeconomics will replace macroeconomics IF a student has a U.S. Bachelor's Degree OR has completed a college level course in U.S. History or Sociology. Interpersonal communication or group dynamics WILL NOT substitute for the public speaking requirement. Students entering with a U.S. Bachelor's Degree are not required to Complete General Education Humanities Courses: IC, IIB, and IIC. One full year of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and general biology is required. This means if you are enrolled at a quarter school, you must take three quarters with lab in order to fulfill the requirement. The only exception to this is if the appropriate sequence at your school does not offer three courses. All students are required to have at least 28 semester units or 42 quarter units of liberal arts classes.

Supplemental Materials

The supplemental questions are found in the "Program Materials" section in the PharmCAS application and will be submitted when you submit the PharmCAS application. Additional required documents can be uploaded in this section also.

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Not accepted
Not Accepted
Pacific requires two recommendations: 1.) A recommendation from a professor is required. It must be from a school you have attended within the last three years. 2.) You may choose to have any other professional complete the second rating form as long as the person is not a family member. We highly recommend that a science professor and a pharmacist be chosen as your recommenders. In all cases, the PharmCAS rating form is required. If you submit more than the required two, we will take all recommendations into consideration. Be sure you have met our requirement before selecting additional recommenders!



International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, US Temporary Residents, Canadian Citizens, Foreign (non-US) Citizens with a Visa, Foreign (non-US) Citizens, Other Non-Citizens (e.g. DACA Students)
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Pacific only accepts evaluations performed by WES: www.wes.org. We require you to order the International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) which will include an evaluation and verification of your international transcript. You may have this sent to PharmCAS and we will accept this for the review of your application. If admitted, you will be required to contact WES and designate Pacific so that we may obtain the official copy. Please be sure you select WES as the evaluation service, as receiving the incorrect evaluation may cause you to miss our deadline. For additional information, please go to: www.pacific.edu/pharmd
TOEFL or the IELTS exam is required for students who have enrolled in ESL classes within the last four (4) years. Students who have a U.S. Bachelor's Degree and have lived in the U.S. at least six years are typically exempt.


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Competitive students are invited to campus to interview with one faculty member and one currently enrolled PharmD student. There is also a writing sample that is required to be submitted at the interview. Students will be given a question and asked to write their opinion on the topic. Candidates will also be given a presentation of school organizations and activities, and a tour of the School of Pharmacy. Candidates will have ample time to speak to currently enrolled Pharmacy students.

Accepted Applicants

A $500 deposit is required two weeks from the admission offer and an additional $500 deposit is due March 1.
Classes will begin in late August.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings