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School of Graduate and Professional Studies

For more than 30 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 9 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).

SGPS staff is available from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday to help new students find the program that best suits their needs. A simple phone call is all it takes to get started.

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If you already know which program you are interested in, fill out the online application. With ongoing application periods and swift admission decisions (once all applicant materials are received), Washington Adventist University can get you started on a new or enhanced career path as soon as you are ready. Apply here:

Tuition is free for seniors who are at least 70 years of age. For ages 65-69, receive a 75 percent tuition discount; and for ages 60-64, receive a 50 percent tuition discount. Take a class or earn a degree -- there are no limitations.

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- THE SCHOOLS -

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.