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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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Washington Adventist University’s WGTS 91.9 Radio Listeners, Express Appreciation and Support for the U.S. Capitol Police

Takoma Park, MD (June 22, 2017) Washington Adventist University’s WGTS 91.9 radio listeners recently signed a large card created by the station to express support for the U.S. Capitol Police, following last week’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, where five people were injured. The card, “The WGTS 91.9 Family is Praying for You,” was signed by hundreds…

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Washington Adventist University to Host Thursday Evening Concert with Laura Morena

Takoma Park, MD (June 14, 2017) Washington Adventist University (WAU) will host a concert on Thursday, June 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church on campus. The free concert, which is open to the public, will feature music by Laura Morena. She released her first solo album, “Manhã,” in 2010 and her…

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Washington Adventist University Offers Summer Trauma/Christian Counseling Course

Takoma Park, MD (May 2, 2017) A one-credit Counseling Psychology program course, “Trauma/Christian Counseling,” will be offered by Washington Adventist University on two Sundays in June. The course is open to non-degree seeking students, as well as to current students. Classes will be held on June 4 and 18 from 2-6 p.m. in Wilkinson Hall, Room…

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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.