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The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Phone: (209) 946-2561

Phillip R. Oppenheimer, Dean
Eric G. Boyce, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Xiaoling Li, Associate Dean, Graduate Education & Research
Nancy L. DeGuire, Associate Dean, External Relations
Denis Meerdink, Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Organizations
Linda L. Norton, Associate Dean, Operations
Allen Shek, Associate Dean, Professional Programs
James Uchizono, Associate Dean, Enrollment and Pre-Health Affairs


  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences (see Graduate Catalog for information)
  • Physical Therapy (see Graduate Catalog for information)
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Applied Science

A professional school dedicated to the training of pharmacists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists in modern healthcare delivery.


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. The goal is to develop in our students leadership and a strong commitment to their professions and to society. These efforts are assisted by the linkages across the University’s professional and liberal arts programs. The focus is to support outstanding professional and graduate teaching, research and other scholarly activity, and service as the means of achieving our mission.

The school offers degrees in four areas of study: the Doctor of Pharmacy Program, the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences Graduate Program, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and the Speech Language Pathology Baccalaureate and Masters Programs.

Graduate Degree Programs in Pharmacy

The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, in conjunction with the Office of Graduate Studies, offers programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees and the combined PharmD/PhD and PharmD/MS degree programs. The PharmD/MBA degree program is offered in conjunction with the Eberhardt School of Business. These unique dual-degree programs are intended for students who are interested in careers in research, teaching or business but who wish to also possess a professional degree in pharmacy. The entrance requirements for these combined programs include all pre-pharmacy PharmD requirements and certain other standards. A baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for entry into the PharmD/PhD and PharmD/MS programs.

The school provides a scholarly environment to support research in basic and applied pharmaceutical sciences, to encourage fundamental discovery in healthcare sciences and the attainment of advanced degrees. The School attempts to provide students the opportunity for interdisciplinary programs within the pharmaceutical sciences. Students are encouraged to combine the specialties of several of the faculty into unique interdisciplinary programs which meet their individual educational objectives.

Additional information on the graduate program and dual-degree programs may be found in the Office of Graduate Studies Catalog for the PhD and MS programs and in the Eberhardt School of Business section of this Catalog for the PharmD/MBA dual-degree program. Interested individuals may obtain further information by writing directly to the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research in the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences Graduate Program or the Eberhardt School of Business for the PharmD/MBA dual-degree program.