Washington Adventist University

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WAU’s Commencement Weekend was a great success!

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It’s all falling into place!

Our commitment is to be ready for you! Every department at Washington Adventist University has shifted to be fully ready to bring our students back on campus for Fall 2021.

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.

Experience the WAU Difference.

Our vision is to produce graduates who bring competence and moral leadership to their communities.

Register Today for Programs Designed for Adult Learners

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

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Raising the Bar On Excellence.

Creating a space for students to expand their horizons and grow as successful professionals is at the center of our philosophy.

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.

Watch our 2021 Commencement!

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Graduation Central

Everything you need to know about our 2021 Commencement Ceremony and Weekend!!!

Need Financial Aid for 2021-2022?

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

School of Graduate And Professional Studies: Register For Summer 2021

Affordable, Accelerated, and Accredited Programs for Adult Learners! SGPS Summer 2021 Registration is open.  Call or email to schedule an appointment now to make sure you are registered for the next 8-week session:

SGPS Fall 2021 Registration Opens on May 3,2021

Phone: 301-891-4092
Email: sgps@wau.edu

Become A Student

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

Explore our Graduate and Professional Degrees and Offerings

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.

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. 

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Join Our Honors College

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

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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Take a look at our Spring Gateway 2021!


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Columbia Journal | April 2021


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Read our 2021 Guidelines based on returning to campus for SPRING SEMESTER