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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 Religion Grads Deliver Bottled Water to Residents in Flint, Michigan

Takoma Park, Md. (July 19, 2016) Two recent graduates of Washington Adventist University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies travelled more than 1,000 miles last weekend to deliver clean drinking water to the residents of Flint, Michigan. Both Richard Matthews and Gibbs Hilaire recently earned their master’s degrees in religion through the university’s accelerated evening…

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Washington Adventist University Students and Staff Joined Area Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Praying for Peace and Unity

Takoma Park, Md. (July 13, 2016) On Saturday, July 9, Washington Adventist University (WAU) students, faculty and staff joined members of local area churches in praying about the recent shootings and deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and Dallas Police officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Smith, Michael Krol, Patrick Zamarripa and DART Police Officer Brent Thompson.…

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First Annual Carlington Harvey Summer Soccer Camp Deemed a Success at Washington Adventist University

Takoma Park, Md. (July 1, 2016) Carlington Harvey’s first annual Summer Soccer Camp at Washington Adventist University concluded today. It was held daily, June 27 – July 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for children between the ages of 6 and 16. Participants this year numbered 17. “The camp was a success, and we…

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- THE SCHOOLS -

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.