Gateway to Service….. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

About Washington Adventist University

Washington Adventist University is a private university with a liberal arts tradition, offering a dynamic blend of professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate programs. Founded in scenic Takoma Park in 1904, it is owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and offers a Christian education to students of differing faiths from around the world. Its vision is to produce graduates who bring competence and moral leadership to their communities.
 

Statement of Community Ethos

Washington Adventist University is a private university with a liberal arts tradition, offering a dynamic blend of professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate programs. Founded in scenic Takoma Park in 1904, it is owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and offers a Christian education to students of differing faiths from around the world. Its vision is to produce graduates who bring competence and moral leadership to their communities.
 FAITH

We value faith in God and celebrate the goodness of creation, the dignity of diverse peoples and the possibility of human transformation. Through worship and shared experiences, we uphold spiritual integrity and help one another to achieve it. 

 MIND

We value the enhancement of the mind through enthusiasm, excellence and honesty in learning. In both study and conversation, we honor the consideration of ideas and the increase of understanding. 

 RESPECT

We value safety, respect and courtesy as every person's need and right. To assist one another in learning, we attend, in particular, to making our environment hospitable to study.

 SERVICE

We value generosity in both attitude and practice and consider higher education to be both a training and an opportunity for service.

 BEAUTY

We value beauty and order -- in the buildings, on the grounds, in ourselves. We take responsibility for the look, the sound and the feel of our campus.

 HEALTH

We value the health of body, mind and soul, and encourage each other to eat, rest and exercise for maximum benefit to our entire being.

 GROWTH

We value both honesty and determination with respect to these ideals. We acknowledge our need and capacity, under God, for continuous growth toward their realization. 

Statement of Mission

Washington Adventist University is a learning community committed to the Seventh-day Adventist Christian vision of excellence and service. The cosmopolitan institution challenges students to seize the opportunities for learning in the nation's capital in order to become moral leaders in communities throughout the world. 

- THE SCHOOLS -

School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.