We encourage you to apply Early Action to receive an early response to your application. This is not the same as Early Decision and you are not required to accept our offer!

The benefits for students to meet the September 1, 2022 Early Action deadline include the following:
Given priority in the review of your application and selection of scholarships.
Guaranteed interview for applicants who have a 2.8 cumulative GPA or higher.
Receive decision within one week of the interview.
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We encourage you to apply Early Action to receive an early response to your application. This is not the same as Early Decision and you are not required to accept our offer!

The benefits for students to meet the September 1, 2022 Early Action deadline include the following:
Given priority in the review of your application and selection of scholarships.
Guaranteed interview for applicants who have a 2.8 cumulative GPA or higher.
Receive decision within one week of the interview.
3601 Pacific Avenue
Office of Pharmacy Admission
Stockton
California
95211
United States
California
Yes

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2023
October 3, 2022
Given priority after Early Action applications in the review of your application and selection of scholarships
Guaranteed interview for applicants who have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
Receive decision within one week of the interview
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Private
Yes
Trimester
* 2 - 3
Preferred
Yes
Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

203
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Yes
PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
No
Students interested in a dual degree program must complete the PharmCAS application for PharmD and a graduate application for the Ph.d or MS program. For information on the graduate application process, please visit: https://grad.pacific.edu/admission/graduate
Yes

Program Description

For over 65 years, University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy has been training pharmacists who are problem-solvers, innovators and leaders. As the first school of pharmacy in California to offer a three-year accelerated doctor of pharmacy program, you will gain the skill set and clinical experience that open doors to the many settings where pharmacists play a key role, from hospitals to pharmaceutical research and development. By working alongside seasoned professionals, you will get the hands-on experience you need to hone your clinical and patient-care skills. At Pacific, you will have the opportunity to work alongside our faculty members on cutting-edge research and present scholarly work at national and state meetings. Our faculty and staff are committed to your growth — academically, personally and professionally. We take the time to learn about you as an individual. You will have an unparalleled advantage with connections to a powerful and influential network of alumni across the country. We proudly leverage our alumni network by connecting you to experts in the industry. Our impressive alumni network will collaborate with you through mentoring, precepting, providing research opportunities and sharing expertise in the classroom. At Pacific you can find a community and home away from home.

By choosing our doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program, you will become part of our legacy of excellence and leadership. Pacific ranked in the top 10% nationally in postgraduate residencies for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Resident Matching Program. Our graduates have consistently had a higher first-time pass rate for the NAPLEX exam than the national average.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.7
N/A
68
36
102
54
Yes

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 World Perspectives and Ethics 3 4
Humanities Artistic Process and Creation 3 4
General Elective(s) Total Liberal Arts Requirement: All non-math/non-science courses are included in this count. We count the courses you completed for English, public speaking, economics, and psychology in this total. 28 42
August 15, 2023
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
Due to the COVID-19 situation, Pacific is accepting online courses for all prerequisites completed in spring 2020 through fall 2022. Pacific encourages students to enroll in courses physically at an institution if there is an option to do so. Courses must be completed with a letter grade, as pass/no pass or credit/no credit is not acceptable.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: No
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : No
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: No
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: World Perspectives and Ethics and Artistic Process and Creation. 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.

https://pharmacy.pacific.edu/pharmacy/pharmd/prerequisites

Transferable courses from your institution link: https://students.pulse.pacific.edu/x18775.html
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
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.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Not Required or Considered
N/A
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
We encourage students to work or volunteer in a pharmacy setting, but it is not a requirement for admission.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Any Subject Area): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: ACCEPTED
Not Accepted
Not Accepted
The two letters of support should be from those who can speak to your academic ability, communication skills, analytical skills, extra-curricular activities, work and/or volunteer experiences as well as personality characteristics. A recommendation from a professor or pharmacist is NOT required but highly recommended. 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!
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
US Citizens, US Permanent 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
Yes
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.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Not sure at this time
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.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $500 deposit is required two weeks from the admission offer and an additional $500 deposit is due March 1.
2023-08-21
Classes will begin late August.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes