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The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

http://www.pacific.edu/pharmacy
Phone: (209) 946-2561

Phillip R. Oppenheimer, Dean
Xiaoling Li, Associate Dean, Graduate Education & Research
Eric G. Boyce, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Donald G. Floriddia, Associate Dean, Student & Professional Affairs
Nancy L. DeGuire, Assistant Dean, External Relations
Linda L. Norton, Assistant Dean, Operations
James A. Uchizono, Assistant Dean and Director, Pre-Health Programs

Programs Offered

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Master of Science in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Pharmacy/Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences
Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences
Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration

The mission of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is to prepare students for lifelong success in health careers by providing an excellent, student-centered learning environment. Students will develop their leadership skills and strong commitment to their professions and to society. We support outstanding professional and graduate teaching, research and other scholarly activity, and service as the means of achieving our mission.

The graduate programs offered by the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences include the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees in the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences, the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, the Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and the combined degrees, the Doctor of Pharmacy/Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Science in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences, the Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration. Each of these programs provides excellent education, training and mentoring.

Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences Program

Phone: (209) 946-2405
Website: go.pacific.edu/pharmchem

Programs Offered

Master of Science in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences

Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are available in five areas of interdisciplinary emphasis: Bioanalytical and Physical Chemistry, Molecular-Cellular Pharmacology and Toxicology, Chemical Synthesis, Drug Discovery and Design, Drug Targeting and Delivery, and Pharmacoeconomics and Health Care Outcomes and Services.

The Graduate Program also offers combined PharmD/PhD and PharmD/MS degrees. These unique dual-degree programs are intended for students who are interested in careers in research and teaching, but who wish to also possess a professional degree in pharmacy.

The goal of the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences Program (PCSP) curriculum is to prepare students for the challenges of both basic and applied research, to advance knowledge in an area of specialization, to encourage fundamental discovery in the chemical, pharmaceutical and healthcare sciences, and to attain advanced degrees. Faculty from the departments of chemistry, pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry, physiology and pharmacology, and pharmacy practice bring their research interests and expertise to the program. Students are encouraged to combine the talents of the faculty into a unique, student-centered and interdisciplinary program that meet their individual educational goals. Upon the completion of the education from PCSP, graduates are self-motivated learners who possess broad knowledge in pharmaceutical and chemical sciences and specialized knowledge in their area of focus, as well as research and experimental skills needed for success in pharmaceutical, biotechnological, and chemical industries or academia.

Admission Requirements

Entering students should have the equivalent of a Pacific Bachelor degree with at least a “B” average (3.0 GPA) in all upper-division coursework. The minimum GRE scores are a total of 1100 for Verbal and Quantitative and 3.0 for the Analytical section. We accept the old GRE score not older than 5 years. We will accept the GRE scores on the new scale equivalent to the minimum admission scores in the old scale. Depending on the research focus area, there are minimum undergraduate units required in the mathematical, physical, chemical, pharmaceutical and biological disciplines.

Students should also include an essay or personal statement that focuses on their career objectives and personal ideals, and three letters of recommendation, no older than 1 year old.

International Students: In addition to meeting coursework, GPA and GRE requirements, International Students whose native language is not English must submit their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores when they apply to the program. The minimum acceptable score is 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based). Those students who want to be considered for a Graduate Assistant (GAs) position, must score at least 575 (paper-based test), or 90 (Internet) on TOEFL and are required to demonstrate English speaking skills by a telephone interview. TOEFL scores can be no older than 2 years old. Students must also provide financial supporting documentation, which can be no older than 6 months old. We also accept IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores. Students considering a GA position must score at least 7.0. The minimum score for admission is 6.5.

International students who attended schools outside of the United States must submit an evaluation of their academic records. We recommend ASCISS, (American Service Center for International Students and Scholars), www.acisiss.org , ECE, (Educational Credential Evaluators), www.ece.org or WES, (World Education Services), www.wes.org for credential evaluation. Please request a course-by-course evaluation that includes a grade point average (GPA) and have an official copy sent directly to the Graduate School. Student transcripts need to be translated into English before an evaluation can be processed. Please check with the evaluation service of your choice.

Please refer to the Admissions section of this catalog or visit www.pacific.edu and go to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies web page and consult the International Applicants and Transcript Evaluation sections for up-to-date admissions criteria or for more information concerning other required application materials and instructions. 

PharmD/MS and PharmD/PhD Programs

This dual-degree program combines the features of the professional PharmD degree with the teaching and research components of the MS and PhD. It offers a unique opportunity for students who intend to extend their professional pharmacy training into a career in teaching and/or research. The combined program trains outstanding teachers and researchers who are in high demand for employment by industry and academia.

Program Description

The PharmD/MS is usually completed in four years and the PharmD/PhD in five years. During the first two years, students concentrate on the PharmD curriculum, but take graduate level elective courses when possible. The Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum is described in the University’s General Catalog. Students do not need to decide in which area of pharmaceutical science they will focus on when applying to the program, but they are expected to choose an area of research concentration and a research advisor by the end of their first year of study. The later years of the program are devoted to graduate course work, experiential training in the Stockton area, research, and thesis or dissertation writing. The State Pharmacy Board Exam may be taken following completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, usually in the fourth year.

Admission Procedure

The minimum requirement for admittance to the program is a BA or BS degree with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. The application process requires separate applications to the PharmD professional program and the graduate programs. The application fee for the MS and PhD programs is waived. The Office of Admission accepts two letters of recommendation and transcripts submitted with the PharmD application. Four additional items are required for admission:

  1. The completed graduate application form;
  2. A personal statement from the applicant stating his/her goals relative to a research and/or teaching career and selecting one of the five tracks preferred;
  3. GRE scores on the General Test
  4. A letter of recommendation from someone who is familiar with the student’s research abilities. If such a letter is already included in the PharmD application, a third letter from an academic person is acceptable.

The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Faculty

Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences

James A. Uchizono, Dean and Director, Pre-Health Programs, Professor of Pharmaceutics, 2000, BS, 1985, BS, University of California, Irvine, 1985; PharmD, 1990; PhD, University of California, San Francisco, 2001.

Linda L. Norton, Assistant Dean of Operations, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 1993, PharmD, University of the Pacific, 1991.

Eric G. Boyce, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 2006, BS Pharm, 1975; PharmD, University of Utah, 1984.

Xiaoling Li, Associate Dean, Graduate Education and Research, Professor of Pharmaceutics, 1993, BS, 1982; MS, Shanghai First Medical College, People’s Republic of China, 1985; PhD, University of Utah, 1991.

Bhaskara R. Jasti, Chair, Department of Pharmaceutics & Medical Chemistry, Professor of Pharmaceutics, 2001, BS, Kakatiya University, India, 1987; BS, Jadavpur University, India, 1990; PhD, University of the Pacific, 1995.

Timothy J. Smith, Chairman, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, 1993, BS, Purdue University, 1978; PhD, University of Minnesota, 1983.

Larry Spreer, Professor and Chair, 1970, BS, University of Kansas, 1965; PhD, University of Colorado, 1969.

Sian M. Carr-Lopez, Vice Chair of Pharmacy Practice, Curriculum and Assessment, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 1990, PharmD, University of the Pacific, 1985

Henghu Sun, Professor, Director of Pacific Resources Research Center, 2009, BS, Beijing University of Science and Technology, 1982; MS, China University of Mining and Technology, 1985; PhD, 1988.

Richard R. Abood, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 1991, BS Pharm, University of Nebraska, 1972; JD, University of Nebraska, 1976.

Mamoun M. Alhamadsheh, Assistant Professor, 2011, B.S. Pharm. Jordan University of Science & Technology, Irbid, Jordan; 1999; PhD, University of Toledo, 2004.

William K. Chan, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, 1996, PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, 1986; PhD, 1991.

Jesika S. Faridi, Assistant Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology, 2004, BS, University of California, Davis, 1995; PhD, Loma Linda University, 2000.

Andreas Franz, Associate Professor, 2002, BS, Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Siegen, 1994; MS, University of the Pacific, 1997; PhD, University of the Pacific, 2000.

Xin Guo, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2003, BS, School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Medical University, 1993; MS, Duquesne University, 1995; PhD, University of California, San Francisco, 2001.

Robert F. Halliwell, Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology, 2002, BS, University of Stirling, Scotland, 1983; MS, University College London, England, 1985; PhD, University of Dundee, Scotland, 1992.

Patrick R. Jones, Professor, 1974, BA, University of Texas, 1966; BS, 1966; PhD, Stanford University, 1971.

Myo-Kyoung Kim, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 2003, BS, Chung-Ang University, South Korea, 1994; MS, 1995; PharmD, University of Minnesota, 1998.

John C. Livesey, Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, 1994, BS, Stanford University, 1977; PhD, University of Minnesota, 1982.

Jenana Maker, Assistant Professor, 2008, PharmD, University of Rhode Island, 2006.

C. Michael McCallum, Professor, 1994, BS, Michigan State University, 1988; PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1993.

Miki S. Park, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics, 2004, BS, University of Texas, Austin, 1997; PhD, University of California, San Francisco, 2002.

Rajul Patel, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 1999, BS, Johns Hopkins University, 1994; PharmD, University of the Pacific, 2001; PhD, 2007.

Roshanak Rahimian, Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2001, PharmD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, 1988; MSc, University of Ottawa, Canada, 1995; PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1998.

Marcus Ravnan, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 2000, PharmD, University of the Pacific, 1994.

Jianhua Ren, Associate Professor, 2002, BS, Beijing Normal University, 1986; MS, Auburn University, 1994; PhD, Purdue University, 1999.

Silvio Rodriguez, Professor, 1978, MS, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1970; PhD, 1978.

Wade A. Russu, Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, 2005, BS, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1992; MA, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1995; PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000.

Vyacheslav V. Samoshin, Professor, 1997, MS, 1974; PhD, 1982; DSci, 1991; Lomonsov Moscow State University, USSR.

Balint Sztaray, Associate Professor, 2008, MS, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary, 1997; PhD, 2001.

David W. Thomas, Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2000, BS, California State University, Sacramento, 1985; MS, 1989; PhD, University of California, Davis, 1996.

Jerry Tsai, Associate Professor, 2008, BS, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991; PhD, Stanford University, 1998.

Katerina Venderova, Assistant Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2011, M.Pharm, 2000; PharmD, 2003; PhD, 2003; Charles University, Czech Republic.

Mark Walberg, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 2009, PhD, University of the Pacific, 2009; PharmD, University of the Pacific, 2006; MA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003; BS, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001.

Paul J. Williams, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 1982, PharmD, University of the Pacific, 1974; MS, University of North Carolina, 1980.

Joseph A. Woelfel, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, 2006, BS Pharm, 1970; MS 1972; PhD, University of the Pacific, 1978

Liang Xue, Assistant Professor, 2007, BS, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1996; PhD, Clemson University, 2004.

Qinliang Zhao, Assistant Professor, 2010, BS, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2003; PhD, Texas A&M, 2007.

Physical Therapy

Christine R. Wilson, Department Chair, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, 2003, BSPT, State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center, 1978; MA, Columbia University, 1983; PhD, McGill University, 1995.

Sandra Bellamy, Associate Professor, 2002, BA, 1997; MSPT, 1999; DPT, University of the Pacific, 2003.

Todd E. Davenport, Assistant Professor, 2007, BS, Willamette University, 1998; DPT, University of Southern California, 2002.

Kathleen M. Graves, Dir. of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor, 2004, BS, University of California, Davis, 1996; MSPT, 2003; DPT, University of the Pacific, 2003.

Tamara L. Little, Associate Professor, 2001, BS, Tennessee State University, 1993; MS, Ola Grimsby Institute, 1997; DMT, Ola Grimsby Institute, Inc., Sand Diego, CA, 2000; EdD, University of the Pacific, 2008.

Jim K. Mansoor, Professor, 1993, BA, California State University, Sacramento, 1980; MS, 1989; PhD, University of California, Davis, 1996.

Cathy Peterson, Associate Professor, 2002, BS, University of Iowa, 1989; MSPT, Des Moines University, 1991; EdD, University of San Francisco, 2002.

Speech-Language Pathology

Robert E. Hanyak, Chair and Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, 1985, BA, University of the Pacific, 1979; MS, University of Utah, 1981; AuD, University of Florida, 2005.

Heidi Germino, Assistant Clinical Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, Director, Scottish Rite Center, 2007, BA, University of the Pacific, 1990; MA, 1992.

Amy Wusstig, Assistant Clinical Professor of Audiology, Clinical Director, 2010, B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology, California State University, Sacramento, 2004; AuD, Utah State University, 2008.

Larry Boles, Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, 2010, BA, San Francisco State, 1978; M,A., San Francisco State, 1982; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1995.

Loretta Dittrich, Clinical Education Coordinator, 2009, BA, California State University Stanislaus, 1986; MA, Univerity of the Pacific, 1988.

Jill Duthie, Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, 2006, BA, University of California Santa Barbara, 1972; MA, California State University Northridge, 1976; PhD, University of Oregon, 2005.

Simalee Smith-Stubblefield, Associate Professor, , 1983, , BS, University of Wyoming, 1976: MA, University of the Pacific, 1982

Michael Susca, Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, 2001, BS, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1975; MS, University of New Mexico, 1977; PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2001.

Jeannene Ward-Lonergan, Professor, 1999, BS, St. Joseph's College, 1984: MS, Boston University, 1989; University of Connecticut, 1995., jwardlon@pacific.edu