Admissions | Pharmacy

Class of 2020 Profile
Total Applications 505
Total Interviewed 227
Class Size 108
Male 56
Female 52
Average Age 25
Age Range 18-46
Average GPA 3.3

The practice of pharmacy is both an honor and a privilege. The faculty and staff of the pharmacy program at Pacific University strive to provide a learning environment that prepares the student for this responsibility.

The School of Pharmacy offers a three-year program leading to a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree. The commitment of the school is to provide a professional curriculum that is student-centered and guided by the view that the pharmacist plays a critical role as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

This program is designed to provide students with didactic and clinical training opportunities to ensure their ability to adapt and meet the needs of the ever-changing healthcare field. Students will be well prepared to improve the healthcare outcomes of a diverse patient population by providing competent and compassionate pharmaceutical care.

Our program will challenge you in new and exciting ways as you acquire a tremendous amount of knowledge in a short period of time. Everything we teach is based on the concept that information builds upon itself.

Our primary goal is for you to fully understand concepts in order to apply this knowledge toward the care and treatment of patients. In addition, our program is dedicated to helping you develop a curiosity that will motivate you throughout your career, because life-long learning is also an important reality for healthcare professionals. Clinical work is introduced in the first year of the professional program and increases in complexity as the student progresses. The third year is devoted entirely to advanced experiential education which consists of seven six-week rotations.

Your career as a pharmacist will allow you to choose from a variety of practice settings, including but not limited to community pharmacies, ambulatory clinics, hospitals, and long-term care pharmacies. You may also pursue opportunities in research, academics, government, or public health.


Register for an Open House

Wednesday, September 27th - 6:00-8:00pm

Please register to attend - Click Here

Health Professions Campus in Hillsboro, OR

Consider attending an open house to learn more about our School of Pharmacy! 

  • Tour our state of the art facilities
  • Hear from a faculty member

  • Discover the philosophy of our program

  • Learn about our admissions requirements

  • Interact with current students

Light refreshments will be served. There is limited space for these events and spots will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

Students who are not local should not feel the need to fly here to participate, as it is not a part of the Admissions process. It is an opportunity for you to visit and learn what Pacific has to offer you as a student. 


Questions? Contact Pharmacy Admissions

Katrina Stein | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Program Admissions
503-352-7229 |