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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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March 1 Application Deadline Nears for Child Care Workers Interested in Receiving Funds for College Tuition, Fees and Books

Takoma Park, Md. (January 18, 2017) Funding is available to cover tuition, fees and textbooks for eligible child care professionals who want to pursue an undergraduate degree in education at Washington Adventist University (WAU). Applications for the funding, provided by the Maryland State Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund, must be submitted by March…

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Washington Adventist University Partners with Frontline Community Services to Advance Employee Educations

Takoma Park, Md. (January 13, 2017) Washington Adventist University (WAU) has entered into a partnership agreement with Frontline Community Services that will help Frontline employees and their families further their educations. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Tuesday, January 10, by the principals of both organizations, including WAU President Weymouth Spence, Ed.D., and Frontline…

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Washington Adventist University’s WGTS 91.9 Radio Teams Up with Salvation Army Angel Tree Project

Takoma Park, Md. (December 16, 2017) Listeners to Washington Adventist University’s WGTS 91.9 radio station are helping underprivileged children by contributing to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Project.    Morning show hosts Jerry and Blanca anchored a live broadcast from Potomac Mills Mall in Virginia that featured interviews with Salvation Army leaders and client families…

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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.