Apply to the PharmD Program

Application Process | Only completed applications will be reviewed by the School of Pharmacy for admission consideration. 

Interviews can be In-Person or Virtual.  We schedule interviews on a rolling basis, so the earlier you apply, the earlier we interview you!

Please be aware of the application deadlines listed below so applications are submitted on time. Review our admissions criteria to better prepare for submitting your applications. Note: PCAT is not required for Pacific University School of Pharmacy.

PharmCAS Application


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

Application Deadlines & Options

Rolling Admissions

The School of Pharmacy uses a "rolling admissions process," meaning completed applications are reviewed as we receive them. We do not wait until the deadline dates to review applications. It can benefit students to apply early in the cycle. Acceptance decisions are made after each interview day. This means more seats are available earlier in the application cycle. In some cases, later applicants may not have a chance at an interview. Be sure to allow enough processing time for your file to be reviewed in time for our final April interview date. 

Keep in Mind

  • The Scholarship Priority deadline is March 1st.  Since we run on a rolling admissions basis it is best for applicants to apply earlier in the cycle rather than later.
  • The final deadline is June 30th, but applicants need to have created a PharmCAS account before June 1st (this is why we are listed as June 1st in the PharmCAS directory).  This means you must submit the application online by this date in order to have your application considered.  It can take PharmCAS up to four weeks to process an application. Please check the PharmCAS portal to find out the status of your PharmCAS application, your letters of reference and your official transcripts.

Interview Selection

The Admissions Committee considers many factors in the admissions process. Based on this criterion, which is a demonstrated in the PharmCAS application, selected applicants are invited for the online or on-site interview. The interview is required and is a contributing factor in the admission decision. It allows the Admissions Committee to assess essential skills and traits that may not be reflected in the applications.

In the interview, consideration is given to knowledge of the profession, motivation toward a career in pharmacy, ability to think clearly and logically, poise, self-confidence, warmth, and verbal expression of ideas.

Upcoming Community Event dates (please RSVP by emailing

Tour our campus, chat with current student's and faculty, learn more about opportunities to get involved in community outreach and professional development

Saturday November 18th

Saturday February 24th

Saturday April 13th

Saturday June 8th

Important | If you are having any technical difficulties with the PharmCAS application, please contact the PharmCAS Help Center

Contact Us

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