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Affiliations & Partnerships

Where the missions of all participating institutions can be served, Washington Adventist University promotes collaborative efforts with colleges/universities and other institutions of education. Listed below are the major collaborative or affiliation partnerships.

Collaborations/Affiliations with Other Institutions

Adventist HealthCare, Rockville, Maryland – Board of Trustees, Health and Wellness Building

Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan –  Social Work Program Accreditation; Medical Laboratory Science Affiliation

Argosy University, Washington D.C. – Articulation agreement for Psychology Doctorate program

Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians (ASDAL) –  Provides Adventist Library Information Cooperative service

Blue Mountain Academy, Hamburg, Pennsylvania – Dual Enrollment

Bugema University, Uganda - Memorandum of Understanding through which differential funding will help make degree attainment available for the Bugema students.

City of Takoma Park, Maryland

Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, Columbia, Maryland – Board of Trustees, Strategic Partnership

Commonweal Foundation – Strategic Plan, Education Department

Dimensions Health System, Maryland – Additional System, Clinical Rotations

Doctors’ Community Hospital, Lanham-Seabrook, Maryland – Instructional Location, Clinical Rotations

Fletcher Academy, Fletcher, NC – Dual Enrollment

Frontline Community Services, Takoma Park, MD - Memorandum of Understanding to assist Frontline employees and their families further their education.

George E. Peters Elementary School, Hyattsville, Maryland – Strategic Planning Support, Biology, and Athletics

Griggs University, Silver Spring, Maryland – Distance Education Course Delivery

Helderberg University, Somerset West, South Africa - Graduate Student Program and Faculty Exchange

Highland View Academy, Hagerstown, Maryland – Dual Enrollment

Howard County Public Schools – Interns, Instructional Location

Johns Hopkins – Gifted and Talented Program

Laurel Regional Hospital, Laurel, Maryland – Clinical Rotations

Learning House – Contract for distance learning

Maryland Interlibrary Consortium – Library Consortium with 4 MICUA universities, Hood College, Loyola University, Stevenson University, and Notre Dame University Maryland

Montgomery College – Articulation Agreement for Health Science Bachelor’s program

Montgomery County, Maryland – Grant

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) – Strategic Partner

Montgomery County Government Employees Organization (MCGEO) – Member tuition discount

Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland – Interns at Galway Elementary School

National Academy of Future Medical Leaders – Strategic Partnership

National Academy of Future Science and Technology  Leaders – Strategic Partnership

Newbold College, Bracknell, United Kingdom – Business Programs

Paradise Adventist Academy, Paradise, California – Dual Enrollment

Prince George’s Hospital, Lanham, Maryland – Clinical Rotations

Prince George’s Public Schools, Maryland – Internships

REACH Columbia Union Urban Evangelism School – Special non-degree seeking students

Shenandoah Valley Academy, New Market, Virginia – Dual Enrollment

Takoma Academy, Takoma Park, Maryland – Dual Enrollment

Walla Walla University, College Place, Washington – Engineering Program Affiliation

Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Maryland – Board of Trustees, Behavioral Health Department clinical site, other Clinical Sites

Willowdene Group of Schools of Jamaica – Donated Technology

Yeshiva of Greater Washington, Silver Spring, Maryland – Dual Enrollment

Washington Adventist University is a member of the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA). MICUA is a voluntary association that provides public policy leadership in support of independent higher education, fosters cooperative efforts among the member institutions and Maryland's public colleges and universities, and serves as the official liaison between independent higher education and the State and Federal governments.


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.