COVID-19 Information

Faculty and staff in the School of Pharmacy are currently working in-person as much as possible. Please reach out via email to schedule either an in-person, over the phone or Zoom appointment. If you aren't sure who to contact, please email Sandy Hess at and she will direct you to the best person for your needs.

The Pacific University School of Pharmacy offers a three-year program that leads to a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree. Part of Pacific’s College of Health Professions, the pharmacy program is focused on interprofessional education and care. Students who earn their PharmD at Pacific are prepared to be patient-focused, career-ready clinicians who improve health as members of an interprofessional healthcare team.


Pharmacy Curriculum

The PharmD program at Pacific is a three-year program that begins with two years of didactic coursework, followed by a third year devoted entirely to advanced clinical experience. The PharmD curriculum has a focus on student wellness, which is promoted via protected time — usually one afternoon each week — for students to proactively schedule personal appointments and engage in self care. We focus less on frequent high-stakes examinations and more on periodic low-stakes assessments to help alleviate stress and better contribute to an environment of learning. At Pacific, we emphasize integration of concepts, as well as teamwork and collaboration among students.

Pharmacy Career Preparation

The PharmD program at Pacific University is fully accredited by the ACPE. The three-year program is designed to meet the educational requirements for graduates to take the NAPLEX and MPJE board examinations and apply for a pharmacist license that is required for employment in a patient care setting and is sufficient to meet licensure requirements in all 50 states to practice as a registered pharmacist.

Pharmacy Program in Oregon

The Pacific University School of Pharmacy is located at our Hillsboro Campus, just a short drive or light-rail ride from Portland, Ore. Located in downtown Hillsboro’s Health & Education District, the campus is home to Pacific’s College of Health Professions, where PharmD students interact closely with other dedicated students focused on graduate and professional programs in healthcare fields. 

Outside of class, students enjoy the environment of the Pacific Northwest, with easy access to the Oregon Coast, Cascade Mountains and the cultural amenities of downtown Portland.

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Commitment to Diversity

The Pacific University School of Pharmacy is committed to creating an educational environment that is free from intolerance directed toward individuals or groups. We strive to create and maintain an environment that fosters respect for others.

As a health science educational institution, the school has a mandate to address problems of a society deeply ingrained with bias and prejudice. To that end, and through the Office of Student Affairs, the school provides opportunities for educational programs and activities to create an environment in which the diversity and understanding of other cultures is valued.

The school does not discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference, or disabled veteran or Vietnam era status.


Contact Us

Tony Potter | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
503-352-7229 |

Upcoming Events

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All Day | Friday, Dec. 16, 2022
All Day | Monday, Jan. 9, 2023
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Pacific students in the Pharmacy Lab

Optometry and pharmacy — two of Pacific's specialties — are among the Top Jobs for 2022.

Marketa Marvanova

Dr. Marvanova previously served as dean and professor of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Montana. Between July 2020 and September 2021, she also served as acting dean of the College of Health, overseeing five other accredited health profession schools.

The School of Pharmacy recognized the Class of 2022 at the Graduation and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 16th.  The official hooding took place on Saturday, May 18th at the Forest Grove Campus.  We wish our grads all the best and couldn’t be prouder!