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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 Offers Summer Trauma/Christian Counseling Course

Takoma Park, MD (May 2, 2017) A one-credit Counseling Psychology program course, “Trauma/Christian Counseling,” will be offered by Washington Adventist University on two Sundays in June. The course is open to non-degree seeking students, as well as to current students. Classes will be held on June 4 and 18 from 2-6 p.m. in Wilkinson Hall, Room…

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Dr. James Bingham, Music Department Chair to Retire from Washington Adventist University

Takoma Park, Md. (April 27, 2017) Washington Adventist University’s Music Department Chair, James Bingham, Ph.D., has announced that he is retiring at the end of this academic year. He began teaching in 1968, and has been chair of a music department in various schools for 39 years – 23 of those at Washington Adventist University…

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Washington Adventist University Welcomes New Gateway Ministries Director Mark Sigue

Takoma Park, Md. (April 26, 2017) Washington Adventist University welcomes Mark Binondo Sigue, M.A., as the new Director for Gateway Ministries in the Office of Campus Ministries. He previously worked for the University of Maryland Medical Systems in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as an Instructor for Clinical Informatics in OpTime, Surgeon Provider, and Anesthesia.…

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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.