School of Graduate and Professional Studies

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Graduate and Professional Studies

Evening Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

For more than 35 years, Washington Adventist University (WAU) has been a leader in providing career-building degree programs for working professionals through its School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS). In a supportive and nurturing environment that meets the needs of adult learners, the SGPS currently offers five accelerated evening undergraduate programs and nine master’s programs (including two fully online – the Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Public Administration programs).

Brenda Chase,

Dean of School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Scholarship for Adventist Graduate Hispanic Students

Is it your dream to study at an Adventist university? Not sure how can you afford it? The North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists has a scholarship for graduate Hispanic Adventist members who meet the requirements.

This means that you can keep your current job while completing a graduate degree at WAU. Classes are offered online, face-to-face, and/or hybrid in the evenings (one night a week). You can select a pace that is tailored for your life, choosing to take as few or as many classes as you want.

Act Now! Scholarship deadline is Sept. 28, 2021.

Graduate Studies

Our Graduate program covers everything from Nursing to Business Administration. Spread your academic wings with a Graduate’s degree from WAU!

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Nursing Programs

Our nursing programs have a rich 116-year history. We prepare nurse educators and nurse administrators to be leaders in their respective fields.

RN – MSN Program

Nursing and Business Leadership (MS)

Nursing Education (MS)

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Administrative and Management Programs

Our degrees combine cutting-edge theoretical and practical training that will provide you with a solid foundation in business, public administration, and healthcare management.

MS in Nursing and Business Leadership

Health Care Administration | M.H.C.A.

Public Administration | M.A.P.A.

Business Administration | M.B.A

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Psychology and Counseling Programs

Develop your professional path in the field of counseling, build your knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in others’ lives.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling | MA

Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Master of Education School Counseling (M.Ed.)

Professional Studies

Explore our Professional Studies program to find out which degree suits you best.

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Psychology and Counseling Programs

Develop your professional path in the field of counseling, build your knowledge and skills to make a positive difference in others’ lives

Bachelor of Science in Counseling Psychology

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Administrative and Management Programs

Our degrees combine cutting-edge theoretical and practical training that will provide you with a solid foundation in business or healthcare management and administration.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

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Other Professional Programs

SGPS also offers other accelerated evening undergraduate programs

Music Therapy Equivalency Program

Associate of Science in General Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care Education

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Bachelor of Science in General Studies Offered Only on the Campus of Laurel College Center

Earn your bachelor’s degree in General Studies with concentrations in Communication or Health Care Administration at Laurel College Center located in Laurel, Maryland.

Bachelor of Science in General Studies


SGPS Resources

Resources for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies:


Student Resources

For a list of available books scan below!


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