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.
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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).
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:
Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
Statement of Intent
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.
You must contact SGPS directly for additional information on admission to our Graduate programs. Please call 301-891-4092.
* Financial aid cannot be processed for U.S. citizens without a social security number.
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.