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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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Statement on the Document “A Study of Church Governance and Unity”

Religion Department Faculty Washington Adventist University Voted Friday, October 14, 2016 Together with our colleagues at other sister institutions we, the faculty of the Department of Religion at Washington Adventist University, embrace and uphold the biblical principle of the unity of the church grounded in our worship of God, our common faith, our shared community…

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Washington Adventist University Authorized to Offer Online Programs to Students Outside of Maryland

Takoma Park, Md. (October 17, 2016) Washington Adventist University (WAU) is now a participant in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which allows the school to offer its online courses and degree programs to students outside of the State of Maryland. SARA establishes national standards for the interstate offering of postsecondary distance education programs, and…

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WGTS 91.9 Hits Fall Fundraising Goal

(WASHINGTON) – Close to 4,000 WGTS 91.9 listeners cast a vote of support for the station during the media ministry’s recent Fall Fundraiser.  Listeners enjoyed four days of stories from fellow listeners about how God is using the station to help change lives.  A pivotal moment of the event was when Washington Redskins Quarterback Kirk…

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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.