Gateway to Serviceā€¦.. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives


WAU is accredited by:

  • The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-5606.
  • The Commission on Higher Education is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a regional institutional accrediting agency,
  • The Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600, 301-680-6000,
  • The Music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248, 703-437-0700,
  • The Bachelor of Social Work program is an off-campus program of Andrews University, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, Division of Standards and Education, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-683-8080,
  • The Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036


WAU is approved by:

  • Maryland Higher Education Commission, 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21401-3013, 410-260-4500,
  • The programs in education for teacher certification are approved as low-performing by the Maryland State Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410-767-0100,
  • The programs in education for teacher certification are approved by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Education Ministry from 2014-2020, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904, 301-680-6440,


Washington Adventist University is authorized under federal law to:

  • Train veterans
  • Enroll non-immigrant alien students


School of Arts & Social SciencesĀ 

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.