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.

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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.

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

The School of Arts & Sciences puts students on the path to success in the modern world, focusing on writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity. 

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School of Graduate & Professional Studies

Our graduate program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to transition into graduate studies, enhancing their skills to make an impact on the workplace.

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School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

Taught by accomplished practitioners and distinguished scholars, 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 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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“Would it not have been for the Department of English & Modern Language at WAU, I would not have known of our Adventist Colleges Abroad program… by the hard work of scholarships, I was thankful that WAU had provided such a wonderful and life-transforming experience.”

Michelle Neyra / Class of 2021

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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

Latest News

All the latest news brought right to your screen. Find out what’s new with Washington Adventist University and stay on top of our latest announcements here.

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December 2, 2022

Washington Adventist University Launches Professional Workforce Development...

Washington Adventist University launched their new Professional Workforce Development initiative that delivers critical workforce programs to meet the needs of companies and individuals looking to fill the skills gaps for in-demand career fields including healthcare, information…