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    About the Professional Pharmacy (Pharm D.) Program

    Professional Pharmacy (Pharm D.) Admission information

    The Office of Admissions on the Stockton campus handles all application inquiries for the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

    Information about the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.), joint Pharm D. / MBA, joint Pharm D./PhD and other programs is available on the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences website.

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    The average entering GPA for the past several years has been between 3.3 - 3.5. It is recommended that applicants have a GPA of at least 3.3 to be considered academically competitive. However, higher grades are not a guarantee of admission and lower grades do not necessarily mean rejection. Some applicants with a 4.0 GPA may not be admitted, while students who have more modest grades may be offered a space. Pacific considers many factors when making admission decisions including: course loads, strength of curriculum, grade trends, pharmacy experience, other health care related experience, extracurricular involvement, demonstrated leadership abilities, and written and oral communication skills. We also expect very strong detailed letters of recommendation. Pacific accepts applicants with majors in a variety of disciplines; however, students must have the necessary prerequisite courses prior to matriculation. In recent years, Pacific has received 1900 to 2000 applications per year. We invite approximately 300 students to interview for an entering class of approximately 100 students.

    The Office of Admission recommends applying early in the review cycle, preferably in the summer or early fall. We require both the PharmCAS and the Pacific Supplemental Application. These should be filled out and submitted concurrently. Please note that PharmCAS requires an accurate reflection of your academic history entered on their form. You will need an official transcript from each school attended in order to accurately complete the PharmCAS application. All courses, whether they are listed with grades, withdrawals, incompletes, or audits must be listed on the application. PharmCAS will request detailed information (such as dates and time spent) about your work experience, pharmacy experience, extracurricular involvement, community service, organizations, honors, and awards.

    STATISTICS FOR 2011 APPLICANT POOL (Does not include Pacific pre-pharmacy advancing students unless specifically noted)

     

    • Estimated number interviewed for fall 2011 Entering Class: 330

    • Estimated number of entering students holding Bachelor's Degrees:  94%

    • Estimated fall 2011 entering class size including both Pacific Pre-Pharmacy Advancement & transfer seats: 200

    • Estimated number of Pre-Pharmacy Advancing students entering the professional program: 95

    • Estimated number of transfer applicants accepted: 190

    • Estimated number of out-of-state applicants accepted: 6%

    • Estimated percent of males in 2011 Entering Class :35%

    • Estimated percent of females in 2011 Entering Class: 65%

     

     

    • Estimated average GPA of accepted students: 3.5 Pacific uses the PharmCAS Cumulative and Science GPA's. Repeated courses are averaged and do not replace the initial grade received.

    • Number of transfer seats available for fall 2011 Entering Class: 105

    • Minimum overall GPA considered: 2.7 but due to competitive nature of the applicant pool, students should have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a science GPA of 3.0 to be considered a strong candidate.

    • Minimum prerequisite GPA considered (if applicable): Pacific does not compute a separate pre-requisite GPA.

    • Minimum composite PCAT score considered:  PCAT is not required and we will not review scores if submitted.

     

    Successful applicants applying to the The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences tend to have:  well-rounded interests and life experiences, held multiple leadership positions, been involved in numerous extra-curricular activities, obtained pharmacy experience, community service, and possess excellent communication skills!