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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 Enactus Chapter to Launch New Women Empowerment Project in Langley Park

Takoma Park, Md. (December 1, 2016) The Washington Adventist University (WAU) Chapter of Enactus will launch a new project, “First Step, a Women Empowerment Project,” on Wednesday, December 7 at a 9 a.m. meeting, to be held at the Bedford Station Apartments, 1400 University Blvd., E., Hyattsville, Maryland. The project will seek sustainable work and…

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Washington Adventist University to Launch New Baccalaureate Respiratory Care Program During the Week of March 5-9, 2017

Takoma Park, Md. (November 29, 2016) A new online Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (BSRC) program for Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) will be offered at Washington Adventist University (WAU), starting in the second term of the 2017 Spring Semester, which begins March 5. This degree advancement program is designed specifically for respiratory therapists who…

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Washington Adventist University To Launch New Honors College in Fall 2017

Takoma Park, Md. (November 16, 2016) An Honors College will be launched next year at Washington Adventist University (WAU) to further enhance its academic offerings and move the university another step closer to achieving the Vision 2020 – Growing with Excellence plan that seeks to attain excellence at all levels of the institution. This will…

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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.