Pharmacy Program Admissions

New Extended PharmD Pathway

Exciting news! Pacific University now offers an additional five-year PharmD pathway  Earn your doctor of pharmacy degree without sacrificing your career, family and mental well-being through Pacific University’s five-year PharmD pathway. For more information or how to apply to the 5-year pathway, please contact

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Thank you for your interest in the PharmD Program at Pacific University

The Pharmacy Admissions Committee takes a number of factors into consideration when making admission decisions.

  • Academics
  • References
  • Personal Statements
  • Knowledge of Pharmacy Profession and Pacific University
  • Experiences

Apply to the PharmD program or inquire today for more information.

Below is additional insight regarding each admission factor and tips on how to help you prepare.  You may also like to review our current 23-24AY Student Handbook.


  • Strength and breadth of your academic record
  • Completion of 62 semester credits of prerequisites

Note: We have a recommended 2.7 GPA in the following three areas: science, cumulative and last 45 semester credit hour GPAs. Applicants with below a 2.7 GPA in any of the areas mentioned above will still be eligible for review by the admissions committee. We utilize the PharmCAS-calculated GPAs, which is an average of all grades from all institutions attended.


  • Pacific University requires only two reference forms
  • References should be from college/university faculty members, advisors, pre-professional committees, supervisors, employers or licensed pharmacists that you have worked, volunteered or observed within a professional capacity.

Personal Statements

  • Quality of your writing as demonstrated by the personal statement on the PharmCAS application

Through the essay questions, we are trying to learn something about you as an individual.

Knowledge of Pharmacy Profession and Pacific

Take detailed notes and deepen your understanding and knowledge of the pharmacy profession, as well as why a career in pharmacy and attending Pacific University’s School of Pharmacy is aligned with your overall life goals, plans and values.


  • Depth and breadth of community/volunteer activities and cultural awareness
  • We do not require pharmacy experience but it is highly recommended
  • The content of application forms and the care in which you have prepared them

Learn more about career options as a Pharmacist

Contact Us

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