Types of Programs

Graduate and Professional Programs for Health Professions Advantage

The participating Pacific University Graduate and Professional Programs include the following

Doctor of Audiology
Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Doctor of Optometry
Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Master of Athletic Training
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Speech-Language Pathology
Master of Social Work

Program Guidelines

Maintaining Advantage Scholar Status

In order to successfully maintain the status of an Advantage Scholar students will be required to:

  • Complete the curriculum appropriate for their profession of interest
  • Pass PACU 190: Advantage: Professional Pathways (1 credit)
  • Pass PACU 290: Advantage: Experiential Development (1 credit)
  • Pass PACU 390: Advantage: Grad School Applications (1 credit)
  • Maintain Pacific University cumulative 3.2 GPA
  • Complete academic advising; including course planning

General Program Timeline 

  • PACU 190 – Fall of the first year
  • PACU 290 – Spring of the second year
  • PACU 390 – Fall of the third year
  • Apply to the Graduate or Professional Program of choice – during the third/fourth year within the timeline designated by each individual program
  • Interview – Dates to be determined by graduate/professional program
  • Complete Senior Year

Learn more about the requirements for the Advantage Program and the application process.

Transfer Student Timeline

Transfer students and current students with junior standing will be eligible to become Health Professions Advantage Scholars, but they may be required to complete work out of sequence from that of students who enter the program as freshman.

Note: This timeline applies to students who transfer to Pacific University with an amount of credits that place them in the equivalent of their junior year.

Transfer students who have less than junior credit standing will need to speak with the Advantage Advisor regarding the most appropriate timeline.


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