School of Pharmacy
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Master of Science in Pharmacy with specialization in Clinical Pharmacy and Research
Master of Science in Pharmacy with specialization in Management and Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy is a four-year college degree program intended for people who seeks a diverse range of career options in pharmacy practice such as the industry, hospitals, community, research and regulatory oversight within government agencies. It is a health profession that focuses not only on the identification, developing, manufacturing and dispensing of drugs, but also it has the responsibility for drug therapy management in patients, the generation and transmission of knowledge about proper selection and use of drugs and their effect on people. A patient-oriented service is now the focus of this program and providing such education redounds to an improvement in the esteem in which our profession is held.

The BS Pharmacy curriculum comprises 72-units of CHED-mandated general education courses, 30-units essential core subjects, and 90-units professional pharmacy courses presented thru lectures and laboratory classes. The program requires Thesis and Research Project in addition to the Practicum in the three major pharmaceutical areas of internship, namely the community, hospital and manufacturing.

Master of Science in Pharmacy with specialization in Clinical Pharmacy is consistent with the University’s mission which aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enhance their competency as health care professionals. It promotes the mission in raising awareness about current health issues and how to address them both at the national and regional levels. This eventually contributes to the improvement of pharmacy profession in the Philippines.

Since a Clinical pharmacist is now accepted as an important part of the healthcare team. She/he works in coordination with doctors for an improved patient healthcare. They have some very specific roles which aim at assuring patient safety. Through the clinical pharmacists, treatment goals for many people are achieved more efficiently. This is because the program can help them develop their analytical skills and they can be consultants on rational drug therapy in the future.

This specialization provides students with a broad range of knowledge, skills and resources to practice effectively as a clinical pharmacy practitioner involved in the quality use of medicines and pharmaceutical care. These skills include the capacity to individualize, review and monitor a patient’s medication regimen; demonstrate effective communication skills in clinical and non-clinical scenarios; critically appraise medical and pharmaceutical literature, as well as to recognize and describe social issues relating to medicine use.

In addition, pharmacists will gain insight into contemporary management strategies for pharmacy and health care as well as explore research and evaluation of pharmacy services and practice. Regular updates of the course will integrate emerging clinical evidence and current controversies. A major strength of the program is the emphasis on developing clinical practice and the integration of evidence based medicine.

Master of Science in Pharmacy with specialization in Pharmacy Administration is designed for students who wish to combine theoretical topics of drugs and healthcare with business management. This program prepares individuals to apply managerial, social, and economic sciences to the study and management of the distribution and use of pharmaceutical products and the provision of other pharmaceutical services.

This specialization involves not only the wealth of knowledge obtained through the study of pharmacy, but also that of business, marketing and public policy. This is a challenging and rewarding field that could combine two passions: business and science. This field of specialization contains coursework in pharmaceutical regulations, marketing and distribution. It includes instruction in research design and methods, statistics, social and organizational behavior, pharmacoeconomics, management of pharmacy services, research, product development and marketing, health laws and regulations which centers on pharmacy and pharmaceutics, risk assessment and organization of the health care system.

Those who have this specialization can choose to work in the pharmaceutical industry, medical setting or other related occupations in the government or even pharmacy education. This specialization provides an understanding of the role of the pharmacy and pharmacy managers as they relate to healthcare systems. Pharmaceutical administrators manage, promote and study the impact of pharmaceutical products and services.


  • The PWU School of Pharmacy was founded in 1926.
  • In 1947, Dr. Clara Aragon-Villanueva was raised to the rank of Dean Emeritus. Dr. Luz Oliveros-Belardo assumed the deanship of the College of Pharmacy.
  • In 1951, the PWU Pharmacy (drugstore) was established with the Women’s Polyclinic
  • The College of Pharmacy has pioneered in the introduction of new courses, such as Antibiotics in 1950 and Hospital Pharmacy in 1962.
  • In 1993, the consolidated and ladderized curriculum was implemented where a student who finished the second year receives a certificate of Associate in Pharmacy. Technician and a student who finished third year receives a Diploma as pharmacy assistant.
  • College of Pharmacy was awarded with a Plaque of Recognition as one of the Top Ten Schools of Pharmacy in the Philippines by the Professional Regulation Commission for exemplary performance in the July 1995 and January 1997 Pharmacist Licensure Examination.
  • In 1995, the College of Pharmacy was granted Level II Accredited Status by PAASCU.
  • SY 2004 -2005, the College of Pharmacy was converted to the School of Pharmacy.
  • In 2003, the College of Pharmacy was granted Level II 1st Resurvey status. Preparations are underway for its level II 2nd Resurvey status.
  • A remarkable 68% increase in enrollment for BSPH was officially noted
  • PWU School of Pharmacy will continue to turn out alumnae who are to play vital roles in the promotion of health and in the develpment of a healthy and productive citizenry for nation building.

Mark Harvey B. Adamson

The PWU School of Pharmacy was founded in 1926 under the initiative of Dr. Francisca Tirona Benitez. It seeks to achieve excellence in the education of students to address the pharmaceutical health care needs of the country in all spheres of Pharmacy practice. Its vision is to be a provider of graduates with excellent pharmaceutical education, research and services in a dynamic health care environment.

Pharmacy is now recognized as an integral part of a complete healthcare system; if you have opted to study pharmacy, you will enjoy a rewarding career in areas ranging from academe to community pharmacy to manufacturing and research Pharmacists can also pursue quality management of pharmaceutical manufacturing or regulatory matters related to pharmaceutical manufacturing.

If you are highly interested in healthcare and science, and desire a successful career in any aspect of pharmacy practice, then, I welcome you to join PWU School of Pharmacy.

Do come and visit us and let us help you realize your goals. We have highly competent and committed faculty and complete laboratory facilities that will ensure intensive and hands-on training for the students.

Chart your future today with us and become an outstanding pharmacist of tomorrow.

Welcome to the PWU family!

Adamson, Mark Harvey B.

Baria, Glenn R.

Cruz, Vieno

Francisco, Frederick M.

Gamboa, Maureen Allysanda J.

Peñaloza, Roland Amiel

Seron, Niño M.

Vargas, Gilbert A.


GLENN R. BARIA is a seasoned healthcare specialist with a successful record in leading multinational pharmaceutical firms. Glenn has held a number of senior sales & marketing positions as well as top management posts for pharmaceutical companies with Philippines & Asia Pacific regional responsibilities. He is an entrepreneur, management consultant and has also lectured at the University of the Philippines, University of Perpetual Help, International Academy of Management and Economics and in various other professional fora. Glenn obtained his B.S. Pharmacy from the University of the Philippines, Post-graduate Management-course from UP and MBA from Ateneo Graduate School of Business with a complement of numerous international & local training and immersions.

VIENO GINO CRUZ, RPh, MSPh, he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree at Manila Central University (Cum Laude) and earned his Master of Science in Pharmacy with specialization in Pharmacy Administration at Philippine Women’s University. He has had extensive experience as a Clinical Specialist in the Pharmacy Benefit Management Industry in the US. His obsession with Chemistry subjects led him to pursue academe and research. He is a former Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Research instructor at Manila Central University.

FREDERICK M. FRANCISCO is a Masters in Health Profession Education candidate at the University of the Philippines. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy at the University of Sto. Tomas and ranked 6th place in the June 2008 Pharmacy Licensure Examination. From then on, he had been passionately teaching in the academe, mostly Pharmaceutical Chemistry subjects.

MAUREEN ALLYSANDRA J. GAMBOA, RPh, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from University of Santo Tomas. She is currently taking up Master of Science in Pharmacy with specialization in Clinical Pharmacy and Research at the Philippine Women’s University Manila. Having previously experienced training internship students at YSS Laboratories, she developed an interest in teaching.

ROLAND AMIEL PEÑALOZA, RPh is an active member of the professional community in Bulacan and is currently the vice-president of the Young Pharmacists group in his local chapter. He worked as a pharmacist/supervisor at Watsons Personal Care Stores Philippines; as a Drug Safety Associate in a pharmacovigilance company; and as an Instructor at Centro Escolar University. His passion to educate pharmacy students to promote a positive change in the profession continues to fuel his drive to pursue a career as an academician. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy at Centro Escolar University and is currently pursuing his master’s degree at the same institution.

NIÑO M. SERON, RN, RPh, is a former staff pharmacist in St. Luke’s Medical Center Quezon City under the Dispensing and Compounding Department who specialized in compounding of sterile products. He took up his degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Centro Escolar University (Manila) and has a degree in Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Our Lady of Fatima University (Valenzuela). He is currently taking his Master of Science in Pharmacy with specialization in Pharmacy Administration at The Philippine Women’s University (Manila).

GILBERT A. VARGAS is a registered pharmacist and a graduate of B.S. in Industrial Pharmacy from the University of the Philippines. He has more than three and a half decades of solid experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in various capacities handling Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Technical Services and Quality Assurance functions in local and multinational companies. He is also currently an officer of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Philippines Affiliate.