Early action applicants meet the September 1 deadline and are notified whether they are accepted, denied or deferred within one week of their interview. We encourage you to apply Early Action to receive an early response to your application. 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 1 deadline and are notified whether they are accepted, denied or deferred within one week of their interview. We encourage you to apply Early Action to receive an early response to your application. You are not required to accept our offer. This is not the same as Early Decision!
3601 Pacific Avenue
Office of Pharmacy Admission
Stockton
California
95211
United States
California
Yes

Program Application Deadline

February 1, 2022
Please submit all documents to PharmCAS by February 1, 2022 to meet the deadline. This includes all transcripts and recommendations.
November 1, 2021
Pacific will give you priority review over files completed during regular review if you meet the November 1, 2021 deadline.
Yes

Program Information

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

Last Entering Class

193
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 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, 2022
  • 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/summer/fall 2020 terms and spring/summer 2021 terms. 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: 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.
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: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: ACCEPTED
  • Pharmacist: ACCEPTED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Science): ACCEPTED
  • Supervisor: CONDITIONALLY 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!
Yes

Residency

No
No
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
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
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.
Classes will begin late August.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes