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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 Gala Fundraiser Honored Three for Leadership and Inspiration

Takoma Park, Md. (September 21, 2016) Washington Adventist University’s fourth annual Visionaries Gala on Sunday, September 18, at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda honored three individuals for providing exemplary leadership and inspiration to others, and successfully raised funds to support scholarships and other University priorities. The event grossed more than $100,000 in ticket sales and…

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Washington Adventist University Psychology Program Ranked in the Top 100 in the Nation for Graduating Minority Students with Master’s Degrees

Takoma Park, Md. (September 13, 2016) The news magazine, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, has ranked the Washington Adventist University (WAU) graduate psychology program among its 2016 Top 100 Minority Degree Producers. Out of more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the nation, WAU is ranked among those schools graduating the most minority students with…

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Washington Adventist University Hosts Dedication Weekend September 16-18, 2016 Featuring Concert by Duawne Starling

Takoma Park, Md. (September 9, 2016)  Washington Adventist University (WAU) is hosting a Dedication Weekend September 16-18, 2016, and a Friday evening concert by Duawne Starling with a performance by the university’s Silent Judah Praise Dance Team. The September 16 concert, which is free and open to the public, will start at 7:30 p.m. at…

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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.