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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 Homecoming Weekend November 4-5, 2016

Takoma Park, Md. (October 24, 2016) Washington Adventist University’s second annual Fall Homecoming Weekend is Friday, November 4 through Saturday, November 5, 2016. Alumni and friends are invited to join current students for a weekend of fun, culminating with the opening of the Washington Adventist University (WAU) 2016-2017 Basketball Season. The weekend will feature service…

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Washington Adventist University to Host Free Concert by Zephyros Winds in Takoma Park

Takoma Park, Md. (October 21, 2016) The Washington Adventist University (WAU) Music Department is hosting a concert by Zephyros Winds on Monday, October 24 at 11:15 a.m. The concert will be held on campus at the Leroy and Lois Peters Music Center (Bld. 11 on the campus map), located off Greenwood Avenue in Takoma Park,…

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Washington Adventist University Nursing Program Receives Accreditation

Takoma Park, Md. (October 20, 2016) The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing programs at Washington Adventist University have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC  20036, 202-887-6791. “We are very pleased with these accreditations, as they reflect the hard work of…

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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.