COVID-19 Information

To decrease the spread of COVID-19, the faculty and staff in the School of Pharmacy are currently working from home as much as possible. Please reach out via email to schedule a 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.

Doctor of Pharmacy


The Pacific University School of Pharmacy offers a three-year program that leads to a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree.

Courses are offered in a modified block design, allowing students to study one topic at a time before moving on to another content area. Experiential components are integrated into the first two didactic years of study, and the third year is devoted entirely to advanced clinical experience.

At Pacific, we emphasize the integration of concepts, as well as teamwork and collaboration among students. As one of several health professions programs offered at Pacific's Hillsboro Campus, we also emphasize interprofessional cooperation among the healthcare team.

The School of Pharmacy and our PharmD program are fully accredited by the ACPE. 

The PharmD program is designed to meet educational requirements for our PharmD 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.

We admitted our first class in Fall 2006. Today, our average class size is about 98 students.

Contact Us

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


Amber Buhler, professor of Pharmacology, was featured on KPTV News regarding COVID-19 vaccinations.

Pacific University students, instructors, and practitioners in healthcare profession programs are invited to take part in Toward a Health Presence — a free eight-week online training designed to support stress reduction and resilience.

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Eligible participants can earn a $25 gift card for sharing their opinions.

Upcoming Events

All Day | Wednesday, March 10, 2021 to All Day | Sunday, March 14, 2021
6 p.m. | Tuesday, March 30, 2021
All Day | Wednesday, April 28, 2021
All Day | Saturday, May 1, 2021 to All Day | Sunday, May 9, 2021
All Day | Wednesday, May 5, 2021