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

Upcoming Events

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Saturday, April 13, 2024


Marketa Marvanova receives the Women's Spotlight Award from the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, honoring longtime advocacy for senior care pharmacy.

Our very own Dean Marketa Marvanova, PharmD, PhD, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP won the Women's Spotlight Clinician-Servant Award from the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP).

The School of Pharmacy organized a large 2-day Career Fair and IPPE/APPE Fair during October 26th and 27th. The event this year was special for many reasons: