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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 Students and Staff Helped the Needy During a Two-Week Mission Trip to Honduras

Takoma Park, Md. (July 28, 2016) A recent two-week mission trip to Honduras was undertaken by seven Washington Adventist University (WAU) students and staff who provided much-needed help at the Centro Educacional Adventista (CEA) in Peña Blanca. From June 14 to 27, 2016, the WAU students spent time painting the CEA’s administrative and library buildings,…

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Alumni Association’s Annual Ice Cream Social Included Preview of Construction Plans for the Gail S. and Bruce E. Boyer Health Professions and Wellness Center

Takoma Park, Md. (July 28, 2016) The Washington Adventist University Alumni Association hosted its third annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, July 24, in the dining hall. The event featured a variety of ice cream flavors and toppings, prize giveaways, and fun sing-a-longs with a band comprised of current WAU students and alumni. Throughout the…

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Washington Adventist University Religion Grads Deliver Bottled Water to Residents in Flint, Michigan

Takoma Park, Md. (July 19, 2016) Two recent graduates of Washington Adventist University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies travelled more than 1,000 miles last weekend to deliver clean drinking water to the residents of Flint, Michigan. Both Richard Matthews and Gibbs Hilaire recently earned their master’s degrees in religion through the university’s accelerated evening…

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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.