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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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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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Doug Walker Named to Lead WAU Communications

The new Vice President of Marketing & Integrated Communications for Washington Adventist University (WAU) is Douglas K. Walker, a seasoned communications professional who brings more than 20 years of experience to the position. “Doug Walker has outstanding communications and marketing skills that will significantly enhance our efforts to achieve excellence at all levels of this…

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WAU Mourns the Passing of Former Program Coordinator Jessica Michelle Mihos

The Washington Adventist University (WAU) family mourns the passing of Alumnus and former Program Coordinator for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) Jessica Michelle Mihos who died peacefully at home on November 11, 2017. Mihos was born on April 12, 1987, in Washington D.C. to Royal (Dan) and Karen Ritchie. She earned her…

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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.