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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Institution Name University of the Pacific
College or School Name Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy
Short Name U of the Pacific
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If you need to post a notification below your institution name, please enter it here: 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!
Street 1 3601 Pacific Avenue
Street 2 Office of Pharmacy Admission
Street 3
City Stockton
State California
Zip 95211
Country United States
Program Location: California
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
What is the application deadline for your program? February 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description: 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
Does your institution participate in Early Decision? No
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? No
Is your institution public or private? Private
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Academic Term Type: Trimester
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 2 - 3
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Preferred
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply: Early assurance
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 194
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 191
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 100
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: PharmD/MS (Master of Science), PharmD/PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
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:
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.
Program Description Video:
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.7
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: N/A
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants:
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 68
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 36
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 102
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 54
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants:
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? August 15, 2021
Enter any additional information regarding course prerequisites: 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.
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? Varies
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements: 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.
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
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information:
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.
  • 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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Not accepted
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? Not Accepted
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: 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!
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:
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: 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)
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 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
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? Yes
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: 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.
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description: https://www.pacific.edu/admission/graduate-programs/apply-now/doctor-of-pharmacy/how-to-apply/interviews.html
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: A $500 deposit is required two weeks from the admission offer and an additional $500 deposit is due March 1.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
Additional details for accepted applicants: Classes will begin in late August.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
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? No
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