At Pacific, You are the Focus!
Proud to be a premier California school for pharmacy and health sciences, the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was founded in 1955 and offers professional and graduate degrees in pharmacy, physical therapy, audiology, and speech-language pathology. Year after year, the TJLSPHS attracts one of the largest groups of applicants in the nation.
There are a variety of reasons students apply to Pacific in greater numbers, and we invite you to take a closer look to see why! For starters, we produce the highest percentage of California pharmacists per year, and our alumni are leaders in every health sciences field. Our reputation is based on our time-proven curriculum and our unrivaled commitment to student success. We have one of the highest retention rates in the country and your classes will be taught by top professors – not graduate student assistants. Ninety-five percent of our students complete their degree here. Why? Because we focus on meeting their needs. We value scholarly research as much as other universities, but students always come first.
Our program is accredited by the respective national accreditation entities. We provide an outstanding academic environment that combines didactic and experiential learning as a focal point for our students. Pacific’s innovative eight-semester curriculum includes pharmaceutical, administrative, social, behavioral, and clinical science aspects. We hold academic affiliations with major medical centers, teaching hospitals, and related practice settings in support of our educational programs
For our students, health science and pharmacy school in California encompasses the entire state and beyond. In addition to our Stockton campus at the University of the Pacific, we have satellite regions where students can spend their final year: Stockton, Sacramento, San Francisco, Chico/Redding, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Santa Barbara, Riverside, Fresno, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and San Diego. One reason our alumni enjoy such success is that employers know they are ready to practice from day one. By the time you graduate from the Thomas. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, you'll have benefited from intensive clinical rotations, internships, and community service clinics. You'll graduate practice-ready.
|Course Title||Semester Hours||Quarter Hours|
|GE Category IC (Required if you do not have or plan to have a U.S. Bachelor's Degree prior to entering our program).||3||4|
|GE Category IIB (Required if you do not have or plan to have a U.S. Bachelor's Degree prior to entering our program.)||3||4|
|GE Category IIC (Required if you do not have or plan to have a U.S. Bachelor's Degree prior to entering our program.)||3||4|
|Liberal Art Units (Non-math/Non-science courses)||28||42|
|English Composition (Two semsters or quarters).||6||8|
*Microeconomics will replace macroecomics IF a student has a U.S. Bachelor's Degree OR has completed a college level course in U.S. History or Sociology.
**Pacific will accept one full year of calculus and/or physics completed in high school if passed with a grade of "C" or better.
***Interpersonal communications WILL NOT substitute for the public speaking requirement.
****Students entering with a U.S. Bachelor's Degree are not required to Complete General Education: IC, IIB, and IIC.
It is found on our website. The application must be submitted electronically, but we do provide a PDF version on our site for your reference.
Pacific does not require the PCAT and will not review the scores even if we receive them.
TOEFL is required for students who have enrolled in ESL classes within the last 4 years. Students who have a U.S. Bachelor's Degree and have lived in the U.S. at least six years are typcially exempt.
Pacific only accepts evaluations performed by WES. 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
Pacific requires two LOR's: One from a professor from a school you have attended within the last three years, and one from a licensed pharmacist who is not a relative or an employee of the University of the Pacific. Any professor's LOR will fulfill the requirement, but we highly encourage it to be a science professor. 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!
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 tour of the School of Pharmacy and have an opportunity to speak with students.