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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 WGTS 91.9 FM Radio Station Attracted More than 4,000 People to Recent Summer Concert

Takoma Park, Md. (August 17, 2016) More than 4,000 people attended the summer concert that Washington Adventist University’s WGTS 91.9 FM Radio Station hosted recently at Tysons Corner Center in Virginia. The outdoor event, which featured former American Idol contestant Colton Dixon, was held on a new plaza that is suspended 43 feet in the…

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Washington Adventist University Mourns the Death of Alumnus and Former VP of Academic Affairs Joseph Gurubatham, Ed.D.

Takoma Park, Md. (August 12, 2016) Washington Adventist University (WAU) students, faculty and staff are mourning the August 9 death of Joseph Gurubatham, Ed.D., at the age of 74. He was a former Vice President of Academic Affairs for WAU, which was known as Columbia Union College at the time, and had just weeks ago…

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Recent Washington Adventist University Humanitarian Trip to Haiti Provided Health Care and Education to Needy Residents

Takoma Park, Md. (August 11, 2016) Residents of Port de Paix, Haiti received much-needed healthcare and help from a team of 13 Washington Adventist University (WAU) students, faculty and staff, and alumni during a recent mission trip that took place July 7-18. The Haiti trip followed recent trips to Cuba in May, and Honduras in…

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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.