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Undergraduate Programs

  • Biology (BA)
  • Biology (BS)
  • Biology Minor
  • Teacher Certification

  • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting Business Administration;includes emphases in:Finance, Management, Marketing.
  • Minors in: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Biochemistry (BS)
  • Chemistry (BA)
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Teacher Certification

Communication &
  • Public Communication (BA) Concentrations in: Intercultural Communication
  • Journalism/PR (BA) Concentrations in:
  • Broadcast Journalism or Print Journalism.
  • Minors: Broadcast Journalism, Intercultural Communication, Print Journalism, Public Relations

Computer Science
  • Computer Science AAS
  • BS, Computer Science Minor


  • Liberal Studies: Early Childhood/Special Education (BA)
  • Liberal Studies: Elementary Education/Special Education (BA)
  • Secondary Education Minor

  • English (BA)
  • English Education (BA)
  • English Minor, Writing Minor

Health, Wellness, and Physical Education
  • Health/Fitness Management (BS)
  • Physical Education (BS)
  • Physical Education Teacher Certification (BS).
  • Minors: Physical Education, Sports Administration/Coaching

History and Political Studies
  • History (BA)
  • History Education Track
  • Political Studies (BA),
  • Minors: American Religious History, American Studies, History, International Studies, Political Studies

  • Math Education (BA, BS)
  • Mathematics (BA, BS)

  • Music (BA)
  • Music Performance (BM)
  • Music Education (BM),
  • Music Minor

  • Nursing (BS)

  • Theology (BA) Concentrations:Pastoral Ministry, Metropolitan Ministry, Pre-Law Emphasis
  • Religion (BA) Concentrations: Metropolitan Ministry
  • Philosophy & Religion (BA)
  • Master of Arts in Religion (MAR).
  • Minors: Religion, Metropolitan Ministry, Philosophy

  • Psychology (BA)
  • Counseling Psychology (BS)
  • Minors: Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Behavioral Science
  • Counseling Psychology (MA), Professional Counseling
  • Psychology (MA)

Religion & Theology
  • Theology (BA) Concentrations: Pastoral Ministry, Metropolitan Ministry, Pre-Law Emphasis
  • Religion (BA) Concentrations: Metropolitan Ministry
  • Philosophy & Religion (BA)
  • Master of Arts in Religion (MAR)
  • Minors: Religion, Metropolitan Ministry, Philosophy

Respiratory Care
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Social Work
  • General Studies (AA) with emphasis in: Social Sciences
  • Social Work (BSW)

How to Apply

The application process differs slightly for each type of loan program.  First-time borrowers at Washington Adventist University must submit a Master Promissory Note for the Federal Stafford Direct and Federal Graduate PLUS loans. Private alternative loans require applications with the loan company.  All loan types require that a Entrance Interview be submitted to our processing center.  Federal Stafford Direct and Graduate PLUS loan applicants are required to file the FAFSA each academic year.

The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans, Graduate PLUS loan and private alternative loans to students who have been admitted to one of our graduate degree or approved graduate certificate programs.  Following are brief descriptions of the loan programs, as well as an overview of the process involved in applying for these types of loans.

Stafford Loans

Graduate students at Washington Adventist University may borrow up to $20,500 in Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Direct Loan funds per academic year; the loan amount is based on the number of credit hours the student plans to take.  Those who feel they need more than the $20,500 maximum may seek a Graduate PLUS loan or private alternative loans to further cover their educational costs. 

While in school, the student is responsible for the interest that accrues on the unsubsidized loan.  Stafford Direct Loans have a fixed interest rate of 6.8 percent as set by the federal government. 

Graduate PLUS Loans

The Graduate PLUS loan is a federally sponsored education loan for graduate students.     You are eligible to borrow up to the full cost of education, including tuition, fees, living, book and transportation expenses, less any financial assistance received.  We will not be able to certify your Graduate PLUS application until you apply for the Stafford Direct Loan.  Graduate PLUS Loans have a fixed interest rate of 8.5 percent as set by the federal government, so you can borrow for your education without worrying about increases in interest rates or changes in monthly payments.  A minimum credit check is required for all Graduate PLUS borrowers.  If you are not eligible based on your own credit rating, you may become eligible if you obtain an endorser for the loan.

Private Alternative Loans

Private alternative loans are available to graduate students who feel they will need more than the $20,500 maximum available from the Federal Stafford Direct Loan program or students enrolled in certificate programs that are not Stafford eligible. Most private alternative loans allow a student to borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other aid.

WAU Undergraduate Application

Complete this application form for programs within the School of Arts and Social Sciences or the School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness.

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Personal Information

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(Does not apply to international students)
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Middle Name

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Maiden Name / Other Name


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Country of Birth

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Demographic Information

Washington Adventist University admits students of any race, gender, age, disability, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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Once you enroll at WAU, who will be responsible for your account?
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Residence While Attending WAU

What are your planned living arrangements?

Off-campus Address

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*Unmarried students under 22 who want to live off-campus, either alone or with someone other than their parents must file a petition with the Office of Student Life and Retention.

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Additional Colleges

Please arrange to have an official transcript sent to the Washington Adventist University Admissions Office from the high school and colleges listed above. Foreign documents must have an official translation and an official evaluation from a recognized foreign evaluation service. A list of recognized services may be obtained from the Admissions Office.

Campus Security

Have you ever been convicted or plead guilty or no contest with regard to any criminal or military offense, excluding minor traffic violations?

Have you ever been academically dismissed from, declared ineligible to attend, or incurred disciplinary action at any previous institution?

Consistent with the federal Campus Security Act, if you answer "Yes" to either or the above, please upload a letter of explanation. Include in the letter your name, social security number and date(s) of incident(s).
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