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Contact Information

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3601 Pacific Avenue
Office of Pharmacy Admission
Stockton
California
95211
United States
California
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 3, 2024
Please review the deadline page on our website for information on the deadline dates, including Early Action and the Priority Application Deadline. Incentives and advantages of applying early are listed there: https://pharmacy.pacific.edu/pharmacy/pharmd/deadlines.
October 2, 2023
Please review the deadline page on our website for information on the deadline dates, including Early Action and the Priority Application Deadline. Incentives and advantages of applying early are listed there: https://pharmacy.pacific.edu/pharmacy/pharmd/deadlines.
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
The minimum cumulative GPA to be considered for the Doctor of Pharmacy Program is 2.70. Students who have lower than the minimum cumulative GPA can be considered if there are extenuating circumstances. Please contact the Office of Pharmacy Admissions for additional information.
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, 2024
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • 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. 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
University of the Pacific has no expiration of prerequisite coursework. For the Doctor of Pharmacy Program, the School of Pharmacy reserves the right to ask a student to enroll in refresher courses in organic chemistry and biology after reviewing the applicant's academic transcripts. Such requests are typically made if it has been longer than seven years since completion of the prerequisite coursework. Please contact the Office of Pharmacy Admissions for additional information.
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 for international students can be uploaded in this section.
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
Details on Post-B.S. Pharm.D. Programs
Yes
Foreign-educated pharmacists who are admitted must complete our curriculum in full. There is no advance standing granted.
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
Competitive students are invited 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.
2024-08-26
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes