Washington Adventist University

Gateway Magazine | Fall/Winter Edition 2022/23 | Virtual Issue

Washington Adventist University presents its 2022/23 Fall/Winter edition of the Gateway Magazine. Read great stories about our students (including video links), departments, and some of the great stories we have at WAU. Also read our feature article on the Value of DEI on a University Campus.

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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.

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

Register today to become a WAU student and leverage our 118 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.

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

We understand that the cost of education may be hindering efforts to attain the future you deserve. Complete your 2022-2023 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.

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 that are dynamic, essential and relevant for your distinct career in business, computer science, english, education, information technology, music, psychology, counseling, religion/theology or general studies. Discover advanced ways to apply these skills through internship’s in the Washington DC metro area with learning in our Honors College where –  through expanded nation’s capital learning and opportunities to have an accelerated pre-law pathway from any discipline – you will be uniquely prepared to enrich our global community through a life of transforming service.

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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 which provide you with the knowledge and credentials  needed to make an impact in your current job while expanding opportunities for career advancement. Finally, DISCOVER that All of our degrees and programs are  accelerated, accredited, affordable, flexible and especially designed for you as an adult learner in your journey of DISCOVERING your maximum potential.

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School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE TODAY as your learn from accomplished faculty in disciplines which prepare you  to bring health and well-being to our world’s diverse cultures through demand careers in fields such as biology, biochemistry, health science, fitness & sport science, nursing, medical imaging. Experience distinctive nation’s capital learning through competitive internships at settings such as the National Institutes of Health and clinical learning at Adventist Health Care, Montgomery County’s largest private employer – after which, you emerge equipped to fulfill your niche as a practitioner of healing & vibrant living.

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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“Since the very beginning, I was introduced to different leadership opportunities that with no doubt I accepted, making me a better person. I am very thankful that I have chosen Washington Adventist University as the place to start my academic journey!”

Henrique Da Silva / Class of 2024

If You Have Questions, Our Advisors Have the Answers.

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.

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

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

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

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

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Licensure Pass Rate and Job Placement Rate for Radiologic Technology

96%

Of undergraduate freshmen received grant financial aid

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

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Countries are represented in our diverse student body

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