Program Admissions | Pharmacy

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

Below is additional insight regarding each admission factor and tips on how to help you prepare.


  • 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 narrative on the PharmCAS application and in the Pacific University supplemental application essays

Personal Statement | Your PharmCAS personal statement should not be repeated or rephrased within the Pacific University Supplemental Application.

Pacific Supplemental Application Essays | Respond carefully to each essay as instructed in the supplemental 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

Contact Us

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