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

Berit Gundersen, Dean

Srikanth Kolluru, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Bhaskara Jasti, Associate Dean, Graduate Education & Research

Allen Shek, Associate Dean, Professional Programs

Jim Uchizono, Associate Dean, Student Affairs & Admission 

Marcus Ravnan, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs


  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences (see Graduate Catalog for information)
  • Applied Science
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacy Business Management Certificate

A professional school dedicated to the education and training of pharmacists in modern health care delivery.


The mission of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy is to prepare students for lifelong success in health careers by providing an excellent, student-centered learning environment. We aspire to develop leadership skills in our students and a strong commitment to their professions, interprofessional collaboration and society. These efforts are assisted by linkages across University of the Pacific professional and liberal arts programs. We support outstanding professional and graduate teaching, research and other scholarly activity and services as a means of achieving our mission.

The school offers degrees in two areas of study: the Doctor of Pharmacy Program and the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences Graduate Program.

Graduate Degree Programs in Pharmacy

The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, 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 degree program. This unique dual-degree program is 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 the combined program 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 program.

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 program may be found in the Office of Graduate Studies Catalog for the PhD and MS programs. 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 for the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences Graduate Program.