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Welcome to Washington Adventist University, your Gateway to Service!

We are a Christ centered Institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued and empowered. Our vision as a Seventh-day Adventist university is to produce graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities

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Renowned Violinist and Legendary Instructor Charles Castleman to Headline WAU Concert

  Takoma Park, Md. (January 12, 2018) Charles Castleman, one of the world’s most active violin performer-pedagogues, will headline the next Anna H. Wang Presidential Concert Series performance at the Leroy and Lois Peters Music Center on the campus of Washington Adventist University (WAU) on Saturday, February 3 at 8 p.m. He will also lead…

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WAU Bids Farewell to Dr. Bonnie Franckowiak

Takoma Park, MD (December 18, 2017) Washington Adventist University will soon bid farewell to Bonnie Franckowiak, DNP as she retires at the end of December. She joined the campus community as an adjunct for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies in May of 2014 before being promoted to Professor of Nursing and Coordinator for the…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Reaffirms Accreditation of Washington Adventist University; Adventist Accrediting Association Issues Positive Interim Report

Takoma Park, Md. (December 1, 2017) At its November 2017 session, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaffirmed the accreditation of Washington Adventist University (WAU). During the process that revised the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s Statement of Accreditation Status, the body recognized WAU for progress to date on several recommendations and…

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School of Arts & Social Sciences 

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.