Gateway to Service….. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Attention Returning Students:

Fall classes start Monday, August 28, and returning students are reminded to be prepared by: 
· Registering for your classes 
· Seeing your advisor 
· Making sure you are financially cleared

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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 Gains Approvals To Offer New Bachelor of Music Therapy Degree First institution in Maryland to offer the degree

Takoma Park, MD (August 8, 2017) Washington Adventist University (WAU) has been approved to implement a new Bachelor of Music Therapy degree program. WAU is the first institution in the State of Maryland and currently the only Seventh-day Adventist institution in North America to offer this degree. “We are thrilled beyond measure to be gaining this…

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Washington Adventist University Mourns the Passing of Long-time Nursing Professor Carolyn Braudaway

Takoma Park, MD (August 8, 2017) Washington Adventist University (WAU) is mourning the passing of Carolyn Braudaway, a former professor of psychiatric nursing who taught for 20 years at the institution when it was known as Columbia Union College. Upon her retirement in 2006, Broadaway was recognized with the prestigious Zapara Award for Excellence in teaching,…

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Washington Adventist University Graduate Richard Matthews Received the NAACP 2017 Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award on July 25

Takoma Park, MD (August 1, 2017) Washington Adventist University (WAU) graduate Richard E. Matthews was honored on July 25 at 12 noon by the NAACP at its 108th NAACP National Convention at The Baltimore Convention Center, located at 1 W. Pratt Street. Matthews was awarded the NAACP’s 2017 Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award at the…

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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.