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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 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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New England Youth Ensemble Performs at the 12th Annual Living Legends Awards

Takoma Park, Md. (March 10, 2017) The New England Youth Ensemble at Washington Adventist University, with conductor Preston Hawes, DMA,  and guest conductor Lulu Mupfumbu, recently performed at the 12th Annual Living Legends Award Ceremony, held at Emmanuel-Brinklow Church in Ashton, Maryland. Before the performance started, Professor Hawes shared his first-hand experiences with the September…

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Washington Adventist University and Howard Community College Sign Agreement to Help Music Students Earn Their Bachelor’s Degree

Photo: (from l. to r.) Dr. Daniel Lau, WAU Associate Professor of Music; Dr. Patrick Williams, Dean, WAU School of Arts and Social Sciences; Dr. James Bingham, Chair, WAU Department of Music; Dr. Hsien-Ann Meng, Chair, HCC Music Department; Dr. Jean Svacina, Vice President, HCC Academic Affairs; Dr. Weymouth Spence, WAU President; Dr. Cheryl Kisunzu,…

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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.