Washington Adventist University

Register for Spring Semester!

We can’t wait to have you join us in 2022!

Register Today for Spring 2022 Programs Designed for Adult Learners

Undergraduates and Graduates can take a step up in their career with WAU’s accredited, accelerated and affordable adult evening programs!

Our identity.

“This IS Washington Adventist University” is a common sentence you hear around our university, especially from our President Weymouth Spence. Take a look at what it means.

Innovating with new facilities and infrastructure.

We’re continuing to plan and innovate for the future through capital campaigns and updates to our campus. Schedule a tour today!

Competitive Athleticism with a Difference

We offer our student athletes an opportunity to compete on the national stage within the safety of a Christian environment.

School of Graduate And Professional Studies: Register For Spring 2022

Affordable, Accelerated, and Accredited Programs for Adult Learners!

SGPS Spring 2022 Registration will open on November 22. Call or email to schedule an appointment to make sure you are registered for the next 8-week session.

Phone: 301-891-4092

Email: sgps@wau.edu

Scholarship Available for Adventist Graduate Hispanic Students

Take A Campus Tour!

Whether you live on campus or off, WAU will become your home away from home. Take a look around and explore the campus for yourself!

Need Financial Aid for Spring 2022?

Complete your 2021-2022 FAFSA today! WAU’s School Code is #002067


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Become A Student!

WAU students are daring, intelligent, inquisitive, and noble. Interested in becoming a WAU student? This is where to start.  

We’re Ready For You!

Take a look at our departments and find your new home at WAU!

Bragging Rights

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.

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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 educated for future health sciences professionals. 

Join Our Honors College

Our Honors College provides high-achieving students with extra opportunities to grow as leaders and explore deeper subject matters academically.


COVID-19 Regulations

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.

Health Holds

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. 

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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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

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(5 year) Report

Washington Adventist University presented its five-year report during the 2021 Constituency. The report expands on the great successes and highlights the vision that will lead WAU into VISION 2030.

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VISION 2030 – Distinctive Excellence in Student Success

VISION 2030 lays out the foundation for the future of Washington Adventist University. Understand what the Pillars of Excellence represent and get a greater view into where we are going as God continues to bless.

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Take a look at our Spring Gateway 2021!

Read about our fantastic students, faculty, and alumni in our spring 2021 issue.

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Columbia Journal for April 2021

Take a look at our student publication, Columbia Journal! Read about issues important to our students.

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Spirit of Community – Guidelines Returning During the Pandemic

Read about measures WAU is taking for safety and security.