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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 Mourns the Death of Former Head of Physical Education Jim Burns

Takoma Park, Md. (April 24, 2017) Washington Adventist University (WAU) is mourning the death of James William Burns III, an alumnus, former coach of the gymnastics team and head of Physical Education. He passed away last week on April 19 at the age of 84, surrounded by his family. He will long be remembered for…

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Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot to Speak at 2017 Washington Adventist University Commencement April 30

Takoma Park, Md. (April 19, 2017) Maryland Comptroller and Honorary Alumnus Peter Franchot will be the commencement speaker for Washington Adventist University’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, April 30. Franchot is one of four state-wide elected officials in Maryland, and is the state’s 33rd comptroller, currently serving his third term in that office. Commencement will…

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WAU Social Work Students Gained Out-of-Classroom Experience at Legislative Education and Advocacy Day

Takoma Park, Md. (April 10, 2017) A group of nine Washington Adventist University (WAU) social work students traveled from campus in Takoma Park to Annapolis during the Maryland General Assembly legislative session to participate in the 20th Annual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) on February 23. The event was organized by the Maryland Chapter…

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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.