Proud to be a premier California school for pharmacy and health sciences, the Thomas J. Long School was founded in 1955 and offers these professional and graduate degrees in pharmacy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology, along with pre-health sciences programs for students interested in careers in health care, and dual degree options for students seeking unique academic and practitioner credentials.
All three of our entry-level professional degree programs were reviewed and received full reaccreditation in 2011. This accomplishment is a testament to the exceptional education our students receive from the committed faculty and alumni throughout our programs.
Providing patients with the best possible care is the top priority of our students and graduates. We take the same approach to teaching. We're here to provide students with the best possible education. Our students' growth and their future are our priorities. That is what defines the Pacific experience. That is what makes Pacific the best choice for an education in health care.
Leaders in the Field
Consistently, the programs offered by the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences attract a robust applicant pool of quality students. We consider this to be an acknowledgment of the superior education our students receive and the reputation for excellence for which our programs are known. For us, the admissions process is about molding the next generation of our professions, when we have a large number of applicants, we are best able to accomplish that goal.
Hands-on learning is key to our program. Our students engage in local health care outreach activities and clinical rotations as part of their degree requirements.
Our philosophy is to educate our students to the practice act, the intention being that we do not assume a student will receive instruction on something after graduation. It is our mission to ensure that our graduates get everything they need to be successful practitioners before they leave Pacific.
By the time our students graduate from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, they will have benefited from intensive experiential learning programs and community health care outreach activities. Our graduates will be practice-ready professionals.