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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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WAU Shock Men’s Basketball Team Earns Title of 2017 AII Division II Men’s Basketball Champions

Takoma Park, Md. (March 29, 2017) The Washington Adventist University (WAU) Shock Men’s Basketball Team finished an historic season and conference tournament this year with a 22-7 record, and the team now has the title of 2017 AII (Association of Independent Institutions) Division II Men’s Basketball Champions. This year’s championship game was played on February…

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Washington Adventist University to Host Fifth Annual Campus Revival

Takoma Park, Md. (March 28, 2017) A week-long campus revival is taking place through Saturday, April 1 on the grounds of Washington Adventist University, and the public is invited to attend. The event will be held each evening at 7 p.m. in a white tent, located on the Commons, an area between Flower Avenue and…

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Washington Adventist University To Host This Year’s Family Fun Festival on April 9, Noon to 5 p.m.

Takoma Park, Md. (March 17, 2017) The annual Family Fun Festival sponsored by Washington Adventist University (WAU) on its campus in Takoma Park will be held this year on Sunday, April 9, from noon to 5 p.m. The festival is part of the University’s Alumni and Parents Weekend celebration, which will be held this year…

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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.