Medical Imaging Department

Envision Your Future Here -- Become a Radiologic Technologist

Apply now. The application deadline is April 15.

The Department of Medical Imaging is committed to providing quality associate level radiologic technology education.

This exciting field in health care will offer you the opportunity to find employment in hospitals and private offices, as well as education, research and specialized modalities.

The radiology technology program is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). The radiology technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee of Educators in Radiological Technologist (JRCERT).

The associate’s degree curriculum has been designed to develop professional competence in the scholarly practice of radiologic technology. The program of study offers interrelated theoretical and clinical learning experiences. When you have successfully completed the Radiography Technology Program, you will be prepared to take the National registry given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists!

The program was transferred to Washington Adventist University (WAU), where it is now known as the radiologic technology program, part of the Department of Medical Imaging. Students who complete WAU’s full-time program will earn an associates’ degree – which will be required of all students taking their national board exams, as of January, 2015.

WAU’s two-year radiologic technology program is designed to develop professional competence in the practice of radiography, and it prepares students for employment in hospitals, private offices and other locations within the healthcare system.

The Washington Adventist Hospital radiography certificate program began in 1965 and graduated its first class in 1967. During its 48 years, the program produced nearly 400 graduates. In the past ten years, the program’s graduates have achieved an overall pass rate of 100 percent on their national board exams, which leads to employment. The program’s graduates have traditionally secured jobs within three months, and 80 percent of the graduates have remained in positions at Washington Adventist Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, where they gained their practical experience.

The Radiologic Technology program has an enrollment limit of 15 students per admission year. The radiologic technology program is a 2-year program, and it allows student to integrate into the practice of professional radiologic technology within health care systems.

Kristin Mitas
Program Director of Medical Imaging

Music Welcome

The art of music can be either a great force for good or a great force for evil. But, when viewed as a treasured gift lovingly bestowed on humanity by God, the Creator, music becomes a sacred trust demanding reflection, understanding and stewardship if one is to maximize this gift. Since God created humankind and music, it should be the thankful joy of Christian musicians to use music in an offering of gratitude for the gift given, an offering refined through dedicated, disciplined study and informed and methodical practice. Please remember that attitude and motivation are critical factors to the success of a musician. The practice room can be a lonely place but is also the place where you develop your skills and where you demonstrate the level of dedication you have to your art. It is our desire, at Washington Adventist University, to provide you with the best possible musical education so that you might better be prepared to add your musical talents in praise of the Creator at a time when the cacophony of the human struggle tends to obliterate the rightful place of music, as extended prayer, in the world.

Eighty-two percent of the graduates of the Department of Music are either working in the field of music or are in a graduate school program. The 18 percent employed in areas other than music were in the Bachelor of Arts program, viewing music as an avocation rather than a profession.

Dr. James Bingham, Chair


  1. Mission

It is the purpose of the Department of Music to provide professional musical training reinforced by a sound general education viewed from a Seventh-day Adventist Christian perspective. Its programs are designed to provide students with a superior musical experience preparing them to be successful communicators, performers and educators. It is the desire of the faculty to present the art of music as a discipline that can ennoble the spiritual, intellectual and emotional lives of students and, by so doing, music becomes a vehicle for service and outreach to the greater community.

  1. Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed for students wishing a broad liberal arts education while developing musical skills at a professional, artistic level. Candidates for the B.A. in Music are required to have a second major or minor in a field that will lead to a career or further study. This requirement assures that the degree maintains an emphasis on general studies as defined within a liberal arts degree.

  1. Bachelor of Music in Music Performance

The Bachelor of Music in Music Performance is designed for individuals planning a career in music. Students wishing to enroll in this degree must have well developed performance skills before entering the University and have career goals for private studio teaching, teaching at the tertiary level, or entering the performance field.

  1. Bachelor of Music in Music Education

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education is designed for students planning a career in teaching music at the elementary and/or secondary level. The degree is predicated on the concept that an effective music educator is also an excellent musician. Therefore, the music core is academically challenging while at the same time the pedagogical aspects of teaching music are heavily emphasized. The Department of Music works in conjunction with the Department of Education to assist students in attaining this degree. At the completion of the degree a graduate will have certification through the Maryland State Department of Education and the Department of Education for the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

How to Apply

The application process differs slightly for each type of loan program.  First-time borrowers at Washington Adventist University must submit a Master Promissory Note for the Federal Stafford Direct and Federal Graduate PLUS loans. Private alternative loans require applications with the loan company.  All loan types require that a Entrance Interview be submitted to our processing center.  Federal Stafford Direct and Graduate PLUS loan applicants are required to file the FAFSA each academic year.

The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans, Graduate PLUS loan and private alternative loans to students who have been admitted to one of our graduate degree or approved graduate certificate programs.  Following are brief descriptions of the loan programs, as well as an overview of the process involved in applying for these types of loans.

Stafford Loans

Graduate students at Washington Adventist University may borrow up to $20,500 in Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Direct Loan funds per academic year; the loan amount is based on the number of credit hours the student plans to take.  Those who feel they need more than the $20,500 maximum may seek a Graduate PLUS loan or private alternative loans to further cover their educational costs. 

While in school, the student is responsible for the interest that accrues on the unsubsidized loan.  Stafford Direct Loans have a fixed interest rate of 6.8 percent as set by the federal government. 

Graduate PLUS Loans

The Graduate PLUS loan is a federally sponsored education loan for graduate students.     You are eligible to borrow up to the full cost of education, including tuition, fees, living, book and transportation expenses, less any financial assistance received.  We will not be able to certify your Graduate PLUS application until you apply for the Stafford Direct Loan.  Graduate PLUS Loans have a fixed interest rate of 8.5 percent as set by the federal government, so you can borrow for your education without worrying about increases in interest rates or changes in monthly payments.  A minimum credit check is required for all Graduate PLUS borrowers.  If you are not eligible based on your own credit rating, you may become eligible if you obtain an endorser for the loan.

Private Alternative Loans

Private alternative loans are available to graduate students who feel they will need more than the $20,500 maximum available from the Federal Stafford Direct Loan program or students enrolled in certificate programs that are not Stafford eligible. Most private alternative loans allow a student to borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other aid.

Undergraduate Programs

  • Biology (BA)
  • Biology (BS)
  • Biology Minor
  • Teacher Certification

  • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting Business Administration;includes emphases in:Finance, Management, Marketing.
  • Minors in: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Biochemistry (BS)
  • Chemistry (BA)
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Teacher Certification

Communication &
  • Public Communication (BA) Concentrations in: Intercultural Communication
  • Journalism/PR (BA) Concentrations in:
  • Broadcast Journalism or Print Journalism.
  • Minors: Broadcast Journalism, Intercultural Communication, Print Journalism, Public Relations

Computer Science
  • Computer Science AAS
  • BS, Computer Science Minor


  • Liberal Studies: Early Childhood/Special Education (BA)
  • Liberal Studies: Elementary Education/Special Education (BA)
  • Secondary Education Minor

  • English (BA)
  • English Education (BA)
  • English Minor, Writing Minor

Health, Wellness, and Physical Education
  • Health/Fitness Management (BS)
  • Physical Education (BS)
  • Physical Education Teacher Certification (BS).
  • Minors: Physical Education, Sports Administration/Coaching

History and Political Studies
  • History (BA)
  • History Education Track
  • Political Studies (BA),
  • Minors: American Religious History, American Studies, History, International Studies, Political Studies

  • Math Education (BA, BS)
  • Mathematics (BA, BS)
Medical Imaging
  • Radiologic Technology (AAS)

Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medical Laboratory Science (BS)

  • Music (BA)
  • Music Performance (BM)
  • Music Education (BM),
  • Music Minor

  • Nursing (BS)

  • Theology (BA) Concentrations:Pastoral Ministry, Metropolitan Ministry, Pre-Law Emphasis
  • Religion (BA) Concentrations: Metropolitan Ministry
  • Philosophy & Religion (BA)
  • Master of Arts in Religion (MAR).
  • Minors: Religion, Metropolitan Ministry, Philosophy

  • Psychology (BA)
  • Counseling Psychology (BS)
  • Minors: Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Behavioral Science
  • Counseling Psychology (MA), Professional Counseling
  • Psychology (MA)

Religion & Theology
  • Theology (BA) Concentrations: Pastoral Ministry, Metropolitan Ministry, Pre-Law Emphasis
  • Religion (BA) Concentrations: Metropolitan Ministry
  • Philosophy & Religion (BA)
  • Master of Arts in Religion (MAR)
  • Minors: Religion, Metropolitan Ministry, Philosophy

Respiratory Care
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Social Work
  • Social Work (BSW) from Andrews University

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