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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 Pre-Law Student Dinner Gives Guidance and Inspiration

Takoma Park, Md. (September 29, 2016) Washington Adventist University’s (WAU) Center for Law and Public Policy hosted its 8th Annual Attorney Pre-Law Student Dinner on September 25, 2016. The dinner event offered the University’s pre-law students the opportunity to meet practicing attorneys and members of the legal profession who can provide them with inspiration and…

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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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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.