Our Mission:  Inspiring learners, cultivating leaders, serving society - together!

Pacific University School of Pharmacy brings together diverse learners, educators, scholars, alumni, and partners to create a vibrant and supportive community.


Dean Marvanova
“As an academic community, we are a collaborative group of highly dedicated and talented students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and preceptors committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, scholarship and service and outreach.”
— Dr. Marketa Marvanova, Dean

Pharmacy Degree Programs

The core program of the School of Pharmacy is a three-year doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) that prepares students for clinical careers in the pharmacy field. With an emphasis on teamwork, collaboration and clinical experience, the program prepares future doctors of pharmacy to serve patients as a member of a caring interprofessional healthcare team.

We have exciting news! Pacific University now offers an additional five-year PharmD pathway starting Fall 2023. Earn your doctor of pharmacy degree without sacrificing your career, family and mental well-being through our five-year PharmD pathway. For more information or to apply to the five-year pathway, please contact pharmd@pacificu.edu and request a coupon code for $175 towards the application fee. 

For those interested in the research, academic and industry applications of pharmacy, the School of Pharmacy also offers a master of science in pharmaceutical sciences — which can be completed independently or in tandem with a PharmD degree. The MS in pharmaceutical science addresses the national need to train pharmacy clinicians in the craft or research.

The School of Pharmacy also offers pathways for undergraduate students to prepare for their doctoral studies, as well as post-graduate residencies for pharmacists to advance their experience and training in clinical practice and research.

Pharmacy Practice Experience

Experiential education is a critical part of the School of Pharmacy’s academic programs. We connect students with high quality experiential rotations that develop practice-ready, compassionate and innovative pharmacists prepared for future pharmacy careers. 

We value the advancement of pharmacy practice and research globally. Our Office of Global Pharmacy Education and Research coordinates global programs for students, scholars and pharmacists to visit and collaborate with the School of Pharmacy, and we provide opportunities for our students to pursue international rotations as part of their experiential education.

Pharmacy Research

The Pacific University School of Pharmacy recognizes discovery as a fundamental tool in the education and training of future pharmacists. Our faculty and students conduct pharmaceutical research in pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, medicinal chemistry, drug discovery, drug target validation, toxicology, natural products, neuroscience and behavioral sciences, infectious diseases, and research in cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Contact Us

Tony Potter | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
503-352-7229 | pharmd@pacificu.edu


It is pharmacy postgraduate Residency Match season and the national results are in for both the first and second phases of the Match. On March 13th and April 10th, our PharmD Class of 2024 and alumni achieved a combined match rate of 90% for Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) National Matching System (NMS)-listed programs. This continues the strong performance of last year. These are wonderful results when nearly 50% of the graduating class will be pursuing postgraduate education.

In July 2023, Dr. Nathan Doctor joined our faculty team here at a Pacific University School of Pharmacy. Now that one full semester has gone by and we're now mid-way through spring semester, we thought we'd catch up with him, ask him a few questions and find out how things are going!

We believe that international experiences help our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students at Pacific University School of Pharmacy develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to broaden their horizons related to differences in healthcare between the U.S. and other countries, immerse in a different culture and language, and explore understandings of health, thus providing them an invaluable opportunity to grow as global healthcare professionals.