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Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

The University of the Pacific has a long tradition of providing innovative programs and leadership opportunities. Pacific established the first accelerated PharmD program in California, offers collaborative training with other healthcare majors and is fostering the next generation of leaders in the pharmacy industry. Our curriculum is highly intergrated and well-sequenced and prepares for a wide range of practice settings.

The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.  The minimum a student needs to be eligible for our program is the 68 units of pre-requisite courses. We consider students from all undergraduate majors and will perform a holistic review of the candidate, taking into consideration academic performance, extra-curricular activities, pharmacy experience, community service, life experiences, and communication skills.  The Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) is not required.


How to apply

The best way to learn about the application process is to attend one of our workshops:


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

New Student Information for PharmD


Updates for Fall 2019 Applicants:

PharmCAS Application

  • In addition to the PharmCAS application, our Fall 2019 applicants are required to complete the supplemental application in the PharmCAS portal.
  • The PharmCAS application will be available July 18, 2018. 

Visit our Applying to PharmD webpage for full details on the application, required materials, and deadline dates.

 Early Decision

  • Early Decision will again be an option for students who have a commitment to Pacific. 
  • Candidates must designate Early Decision when submitting the PharmCAS application and these students will be given priority in the review process.
  • The Early Decision deadline is September 4, 2018.

Review our Apply Early Decision page for additional information.

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid priority deadline is January 15, 2019. 
  • With the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available to applicants in October, you can now prepare financial aid applications earlier in the process.

Visit our Financial Aid Information page for additional information.

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Start the Application Process

Before you begin, please do the following:

  1. Add to your address book prior to applying to insure you do not miss pertinent e-mails from our office. Many students find their e-mail servers filter out our notifications.  Adding our address to your contacts allows you to receive all of our letters in a timely manner.
  2. Read the Application Instructions before you submit the PharmCAS application.  The instructions will outline what we require and which documents you are required to send to PharmCAS and which documents should come directly to Pacific. Our supplemental questions are included in the PharmCAS application and you are able to upload required supplemental documents into your PharmCAS file.
  3. Click and read through all links listed below and on the left hand side of the page.  These pages outline the required pre-requisites, transferable courses from your school, calendar of events, how to apply, tuition and fees, financial aid, and the technical standards required to complete our program.

The PharmCAS is required for all students and must be received by January 7, 2019 in order to meet our deadline. The Early Decision deadline is September 4, 2018. See details below under Deadline Information and please be sure to read the application instructions prior to submitting your application.

  1. PharmCAS Application (Deadline January 7, 2019)
  2. Pacific Supplemental Questions are included in the PharmCAS application. 

Applicant Resources

Use the links below to learn more about our requirements, what courses from other institutions satisfy our pre-requisites, and the steps in applying to the Pharm D. program at Pacific.

Additional Information

For further information about the Doctor of Pharmacy Admission application process, email us directly or contact us.