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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 to Present 39th G. Arthur Keough Lectureship on September 22-23

Takoma Park, MD (September 6, 2017) Washington Adventist University’s 39th G. Arthur Keough Lectureship will be presented on September 22-23 in Richards Hall Chapel on campus. This year’s Lectureship commemorates the fifth centennial of the Reformation (1517 – 2017). The featured speaker will be Aleksandar S. Santrac, D.Phil. and Ph.D., Professor of Religion and Chair of…

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Washington Adventist University Gains Approvals To Offer New Bachelor of Music Therapy Degree First institution in Maryland to offer the degree

Takoma Park, MD (August 8, 2017) Washington Adventist University (WAU) has been approved to implement a new Bachelor of Music Therapy degree program. WAU is the first institution in the State of Maryland and currently the only Seventh-day Adventist institution in North America to offer this degree. “We are thrilled beyond measure to be gaining this…

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Washington Adventist University Mourns the Passing of Long-time Nursing Professor Carolyn Braudaway

Takoma Park, MD (August 8, 2017) Washington Adventist University (WAU) is mourning the passing of Carolyn Braudaway, a former professor of psychiatric nursing who taught for 20 years at the institution when it was known as Columbia Union College. Upon her retirement in 2006, Broadaway was recognized with the prestigious Zapara Award for Excellence in teaching,…

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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.