Earn a PharmD in three years, with or without a bachelor’s degree, as long as you have completed at least 68 units in specific prerequisite courses.
The Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is not required.
□ PharmCAS Online Application
□ International Evaluation*
□ TOEFL or IELTS Score*
□ Application Fee*
University of the Pacific Supplemental PharmD Application
□ Letters of Recommendation (two required)
□ Transcripts from international or U.S. unaccredited institutions*
□ Visa information
TOEFL or IELTS Score
If English is not your native language, you may be required to submit an appropriate TOEFL or IELTS exam. Students who have lived in the U.S. for more than six years and earned a U.S. bachelor’s degree are automatically exempt. Students who have enrolled in four years of academic coursework with no ESL courses are also typically exempt. All non-native English speakers who do not meet the above exemptions are REQUIRED to submit a minimum TOEFL score: Paper 550; Internet 80; Computer 213 or IELTS score: 6.5. Select PharmCAS Code 104 to report scores directly to PharmCAS.
Addresses for documents to be sent directly to PharmCAS:
P.O. Box 9109
Watertown, MA 02472
Express/Overnight Mail Address
PharmCAS, Liaison International
311 Arsenal Street, Suite 15
Watertown, MA 02471
Important! PharmCAS will hold all applications until they are completed.
You are responsible for making sure PharmCAS receives all required documents and payment no later than the final deadline date by 11:59 pm Hawaii Time (HT). Students who have questions regarding the status of their PharmCAS application should contact PharmCAS directly at PharmCAS Hotline: 617.612.2050 (TTY Phone: 617.612.2060), by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit pharmcas.org.
There is no absolute GPA cutoff, however, admission is competitive and based on a number of factors in addition to GPA: bachelor's degree, science grades, the strength of your curriculum, extracurricular activities, community service, leadership qualities, pharmacy experience, letters of recommendation, essay, interview results and demonstration of your ability to succeed in 17 units or more per semester. Competition can vary from year to year depending upon the size and strength of the applicant pool. The average GPA over the past 4 years has ranged from 3.29 to 3.35.
No, only the prerequisites are necessary. However, a degree can make an applicant more competitive for admission, and in recent years, a majority of our successful applicants have held degrees. Many others have junior standing and have completed upper division math/science preparatory courses. Recommended electives include anatomy, genetics, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and physical chemistry.
No, the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) is not required and Pacific will not consider the scores if they are sent.
Yes, applicants are notified via email if they qualify for an interview. Interviews are held starting in late September. Admission offers for strong candidates are made within two weeks of the interview. Students who are not offered admission early in the cycle will be rereviewed toward the end of the review period, late March through the end of the cycle.
Applying early can enhance your chances of receiving an interview invitation. There are fewer applications and more interview spaces earlier in the admissions cycle.
No, but you must have a plan in place which allows you to complete all requirements prior to entering our program. You should enroll in organic chemistry no later than the fall semester prior to the year you are applying. You may enroll through the summer prior to entrance to fulfill requirements.
No. Our PharmD program is an accelerated, year-round program.