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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’s WGTS 91.9 Teams up with Compassion International

Takoma Park, Md. (February 17, 2017) Washington Adventist University’s WGTS 91.9 FM radio station recently teamed up with Compassion International to host a Day of Compassion event. For two days, the station spotlighted the stories of children who are growing up in poor areas of the world, and it gave listeners the opportunity to help…

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Two WAU Nursing Professors to Receive Recognition for their Work

Takoma Park, Md. (February 14, 2017) Two nursing professors at Washington Adventist University will be recognized for their work in the coming weeks and months. Bonnie Franckowiak, DNP, has been invited to present a poster at the American Association of Collegiate Nursing (AACN) Conference later this month in Atlanta, Georgia. Basava Jitta, MSN, will receive…

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WAU Mourns the Passing of Former President And Alumnus George Hillry Akers

Takoma Park, Md. (February 14, 2017) Washington Adventist University (WAU) is mourning the recent passing of a former president and alumnus, George Hillry Akers, Ph.D. Akers was president of his class when he graduated from the university (then known as Columbia Union College) in 1947. He later returned to serve as president of his alma…

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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.