WAU is proud of our unique and extraordinary programs, people and accomplishments!
WAU moved from 78th to 17th in the region for social mobility in three years. Offering excellent cost-effective education to students looking to break past the status quo and launch their careers and lifestyle to the next level.
Our Counseling Degree was ranked based on price, accreditation, reputation, and salary potential, using data from IPEDS and Niche, U.S. News and World Report, and other higher education rating publications.
WAU has the one and only Honors College in the Adventist Higher Education System, allowing you to combine multiple areas of study into one customized degree. It is THE home for high achievers!
Our religion department is the only urban evangelism-focused program in the Adventist Higher Education System. Our location gives us access to training grounds that aren’t easily accessible otherwise.
WAU boasts the ONLY Music Therapy Program in Maryland & the entire Adventist Tertiary System in North America! This program is approved by American Music Therapy Association.
Explore Our Three Schools
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.
Boosters Strongly Recommended
Washington Adventist University is strongly recommended for Faculty, Staff, and Students. It is a recommendation that supports the health and safety of our campus. We wish for our campus to be as protected as possible from any varients that pop up.
Washington Adventist University has mandated all students, faculty, and staff must show proof of vaccination for enrollment or employment. Waivers are available for medical or religious reasons. These must be specifically communicated to the Center for student life. WAU also is asking any on campus to continue wearing a mask while indoors at all times.
Students with a Student Life health hold must contact the Center for Student Life at 301.891.4525 to determine what is missing from their file. It could be either childhood immunization records, proof that they have health insurance, confirmation of the COVID-19 vaccine, OR all of the above.
Return To Campus
Please be advised that classes for our Spring 2022 Semester will be virtual until after MLK Day, with in person instruction resuming Tuesday (1/18/22). These first week virtual courses will be held on the same day/times as listed in WebAdvisor. Courses currently designated as on-line will be offered in this format throughout the semester. Departments with specific program first week on-campus requirements will be communicated directly to their students.
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WAU By The Numbers
We are constantly raising the bar for higher education, making sure everyone has a chance to learn and experience excellence.
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