Washington Adventist University

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Become a Force for Change and Ensure Your Future.

Register today for one of our Undergraduate or Graduate adult learner programs and let WAU help you pave the path to a more successful future.


Register Today and Advance Your Career through Summer/Fall 2023 with courses designed especially for you. Click/Tap the link below or call us at 301-891-4000 for more information.

You Have the Potential and We Have the Means to Help You Realize it.

Register today to become a WAU student and leverage our 120 years of educational excellence to your advantage.

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WAU is Where Faith and Fortitude Meet to Form a Brighter Future.

As the only accredited 4-year college in Montgomery County, MD, WAU has been at the forefront of education for over 100 years.

Need Financial Aid for Fall 2023? We Got You Covered!

We understand that the cost of education may be hindering efforts to attain the future you deserve. Complete your 2023-2024 FAFSA today and use WAU’s school code #002067 and let us help you achieve your goals.

Benefit from WAU scholarships available for Adventist Graduate Hispanic Students.

Diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of our faith, therefore we have developed a financial aid program to help our underserved Hispanic community have full access to a WAU education.


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Become a Student at WAU

Three schools, one mission: Student Success. Delve into the world of WAU with our schools of Arts & Social Sciences, Graduate and Professional Studies, and Health Professions, Science & Wellness.

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School of Arts & Social Sciences

DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE TODAY through undergraduate degrees which will equip you with credentials for your career in business, computer science, english, education, history, information technology, music, political science, psychology, counseling, religion/theology or general studies. Discover advanced ways to apply these skills in our Honors College where –  through expanded nation’s capital learning and accelerated pre-law pathways from any discipline – you will be uniquely prepared to enrich our world.

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School of Graduate & Professional Studies

DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE TODAY  through graduate degrees in administration/management, psychology and counseling which prepare you to advance your career or begin a new career. Expand your DISCOVERY through undergraduate degrees which prepare for careers  in administration/management, nursing, counseling psychology, early childhood care, general studies, and the music therapy equivalency program. Finally, DISCOVER that All of our degrees and programs are  accelerated, accredited, affordable, flexible and especially designed for you as an adult learner.

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School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE TODAY as you prepare for demand careers in fields such as biology, biochemistry, health science, fitness & sport science, nursing, medical imaging. Experience distinctive clinical learning at Adventist Health Care, – after which, you emerge equipped to fulfill your niche as a practitioner of healing & healthy living.

My WAU Experience

Leslie Salvador talks about how WAU helped her become closer to God and find her own way in her faith.

What Are Parents Saying About WAU?

“…we have been exploring the possibility of an Adventist Institution that can offer education, where she can practice of faith… and we found that Washington Adventist University seems to be one of the finest institution that my daughter can come and study….”

– Jacob Prabhakar Chindrupu

We Are Invested In the Success of Our Students

Read what WAU students have to say about their education and how it has paved the path for their success.

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“I aspire to establish a clinic where athletes can train for peak performance and recover from injuries. I cherish the journeys with the soccer team and deeply appreciate the dedication and support from the faculty and staff.”

Ethan Lowe / Class of 2023

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Fill out this quick form and let one of our knowledgeable advisors help you apply to one of our rewarding programs. Your bright future awaits and WAU is poised to help you get there faster.

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WAU By The Numbers

WAU is proud of our unique and extraordinary programs, people and accomplishments! We are constantly raising the bar for higher education, making sure everyone has a chance to learn and experience excellence.


WAU has the one and only Honors College in the Adventist Higher Education System.


Our religion department is the only urban evangelism-focused program in the Adventist Higher Education System.


WAU boasts the ONLY Music Therapy Program in Maryland & the entire Adventist Tertiary System in North America!


Counseling Degree ranking based on price, accreditation, reputation, and salary potential.


Licensure Pass Rate and Job Placement Rate for Radiologic Technology


Of undergraduate freshmen received grant financial aid


Top 2% in addressing the graduation rate gap between wealthy students and those in poverty.


Countries are represented in our diverse student body

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