Gateway to Serviceā€¦.. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Missions Department

Welcome to the "Gateway to Service"! Washington Adventist University is home to the longest standing collegiate missions program in the Seventh-day Adventist church. Beginning in the summer of 1959, Marlin Mathiesen, then a student at Washington Missionary College, began a rich tradition that has become customary among most Adventist institutions across our nation.

The Missions Department is committed to keeping the spirit of service alive. Each year we commit to four life-changing mission trips abroad and domestically. Locally, we serve in neighboring communities bi-weekly. Take a moment to learning about our ministries, their leaders, and be inspired to fulfill God's purpose for your life.


School of Arts & Social SciencesĀ 

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.