School of Graduate and Professional Studies

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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.

Nursing and Business Leadership (MS)*

Health Care Administration (MA)*

Public Administration (MA)*

Business Administration (MBA)*

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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)

Counseling Psychology (MA)

School Counseling (M.Ed.)

*Programs offered in-person and online

Undergraduate and Professional Studies

Explore our Undergraduate and 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

Counseling Psychology (BS)

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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.

Business Administration (BS)

Health Care Administration (BS) *

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Other Professional Programs

SGPS also offers other accelerated evening undergraduate programs

R.N.-B.S.N.**

Music Therapy Equivalency Program

General Studies (AS)

Early Childhood Care Education (BA)*

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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.

General Studies (BS)

*Programs offered in-person and online

**Programs offered online only

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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 offers accelerated evening undergraduate and graduate programs.

Brenda Chase, PhD, MBA

Dean of School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Email: sgps@wau.edu

Phone: 301-891-4092


SGPS Resources

Resources for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies:

Students Resources

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