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Graduate Application Form

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.

requiredIndicates a required field.

Personal Information

requiredBirth Date
requiredSocial Security Number
(Does not apply to international students)
requiredFirst Name

Middle Name

requiredLast Name

Maiden Name / Other Name


Permanent Resident Alien Registration Number

Visa Type

Country of Birth

Native Language

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.

Marital Status

Religious Affiliation

If Seventh-day Adventist, please give Conference


Contact Information

Primary Phone
Primary Number
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requiredSecondary Phone
requiredSecondary Number
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requiredPreferred Email

Permanent Address
requiredAddress 1

Address 2



Current Address
requiredAddress 1

Address 2




Billing Information

Once you enroll at WAU, who will be responsible for your account?
requiredFirst Name

requiredLast Name


requiredRelation to Student

Are you eligible for tuition assistance because your parent is employed at an Adventist organization?

Residence While Attending WAU

What are your planned living arrangements?

Off-campus Address

If "Other," please provide:

Off-Campus Telephone
*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.

Admission Status

Admission Status


Second Major


Pre-Professional Program
Degree Sought

Applying as

Planned WAU Enrollment

I would like more information on the following:

Educational Data

High School
Name of School



Have you taken the ACT or SAT test?

If "Will Take," what is your intended test date?
Other Secondary School Completion Certificates:

Other Secondary School Completion Date

Previous Colleges Attended

If you have attended more than three colleges, use the comment box to list additional information.
College 1



Dates Attended

Credits Earned

Degree Earned

College 2



Dates Attended

Credits Earned

Degree Earned
College 3



Dates Attended

Credits Earned

Degree Earned

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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Graduate Programs

The SGPS Graduate Studies Program provides accelerated graduate programs to working professionals, who have earned an undergraduate degree, with an opportunity to complete a graduate degree in 12 to 24 months.

bus_admin_thumbBusiness Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is designed to provide advanced business theory and practices. Students complete a balanced curriculum of twelve courses that provide opportunities to develop advanced business skills that are current and applicable to real-world business situations. Find out more»


healthcare_admini_thumbHealth Care Administration (MA)

The Master of Arts in Health Care Administration (MAHCA) degree is designed to provide the essential knowledge required for senior managerial and planning work in the health services. Find out more»


Nursing & Business Leadership, Nursing Education (MS)

 These career changing degrees will provide you a cutting edge education that will launch you to new levels of success and satisfaction. Find out more»


psy_thumbPsychology (MA)

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies, in conjunction with WAU’s department of Psychology, offers two Master of Arts degree programs, one in professional counseling Psychology and the other in Counseling Psychology. Find out more»


honors_society_2Public Administration (MPA)

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is designed to provide advanced public administration theory and practice. Studetns complete a balanced curriculum of 12 courses that provide opportunities to develop advanced business skills that are current and applicable to real-world business situations. Find out more»


religion_thumbReligion (MA)

The Master of Arts in Religion degree is designed to prepare pastors, lay church workers, and para-church workers for more effective ministry by providing graduate-level training that will hone the skills needed for effective ministry leadership through Master's level education in Christian ministry. Find out more»

How to Apply (Graduate)

To apply for a graduate program in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Complete Your Application

Complete a Graduate application online ($50 fee is waived) or print a paper application and mail with a $50 application fee.

Step 2: Request Transcripts

Request each college you've attended to submit official academic transcripts directly to SGPS.

Step 3: Personal Documentation

Submit to SGPS the following:

  1. Professional Resume

  2. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

  3. Statement of Intent

  4. Applicants to the MS Nursing Program must also submit a copy of State-issued RN License

Note: You may also be invited to come in for an interview.

Send all materials to:

SGPS Enrollment Services

Washington Adventist University

7600 Flower Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912

Once we receive your application you will be assigned an Enrollment Counselor who will assist you through the admissions process. You will be notified of the decision of the Admissions Committee by letter within three weeks of completing your admissions file.

International Students

You must contact SGPS directly for additional information on admission to our Graduate programs. Please call 301-891-4092.


Strategies for Financing Your Education

Attending graduate school is one of the most important investments you’ll make. WAU is here to help.

Funding opportunities are abundant in the nation's capital. Numerous government agencies, national corporations, and private associations in Washington, DC provide part-time jobs and cooperative education opportunities to students, as well as tuition assistance to their employees.