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How to Apply (Graduate)

To apply for a graduate program in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Complete Your Application

Complete a Graduate application online ($50 fee is waived).

Step 2: Request Transcripts

Request each college you've attended to submit official academic transcripts directly to SGPS.

Step 3: Personal Documentation

Submit to SGPS the following:

  1. Professional Resume
  2. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  3. Statement of Intent
  4. Applicants to the MS Nursing Program must also submit a copy of State-issued RN License

Note: You may also be invited to come in for an interview.

Send all materials to:

SGPS Enrollment Services

Washington Adventist University

7600 Flower Avenue

Takoma Park, MD 20912

Once we receive your application you will be assigned an Enrollment Counselor who will assist you through the admissions process. You will be notified of the decision of the Admissions Committee by letter within three weeks of completing your admissions file.

International Students

You must contact SGPS directly for additional information on admission to our Graduate programs. Please call 301-891-4092.

* Financial aid cannot be processed for U.S. citizens without a social security number.


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.