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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 Family Fun Festival Postponed Due to Weather

Takoma Park, Md. (April 13, 2018)—Due to a forecast for dangerous thunderstorms on Sunday, April 15, Washington Adventist University’s annual Family Fun Festival has been postponed. Alumni & Parents Weekend activities on Friday and Saturday will take place as scheduled. The new date for the Family Fun Festival is Sunday, September 9. The event will…

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WAU Mourns the Passing of Alumnus Farid Srour

Takoma Park, MD (March 14, 2018) It is with great sadness that the faculty, staff, students and alumni of Washington Adventist University (WAU) offer condolences to the family and friends of alumnus Farid Srour, who passed peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, March 4, 2018. He was 100 years old. Rising from modest beginnings in…

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WAU Initiates New Customer Service Focus

Takoma Park, MD (January 25, 2018) Washington Adventist University is always seeking new and innovative ways to inspire .excellence in its faculty, staff, and students. On December 7, 2017,  the Human Resources department held first of several customer service workshops in the Morrison Hall chapel. The workshop, entitled “Delivering Outstanding Customer Service,” was facilitated by Jeannie…

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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.