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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 Nursing Program Receive 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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Statement on the Document “A Study of Church Governance and Unity”

Religion Department Faculty Washington Adventist University Voted Friday, October 14, 2016 Together with our colleagues at other sister institutions we, the faculty of the Department of Religion at Washington Adventist University, embrace and uphold the biblical principle of the unity of the church grounded in our worship of God, our common faith, our shared community…

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Washington Adventist University Authorized to Offer Online Programs to Students Outside of Maryland

Takoma Park, Md. (October 17, 2016) Washington Adventist University (WAU) is now a participant in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which allows the school to offer its online courses and degree programs to students outside of the State of Maryland. SARA establishes national standards for the interstate offering of postsecondary distance education programs, and…

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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.