Gateway to Service….. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

President Blog

Welcome to Washington Adventist University! WAU is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued.  Our vision is to produce graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities. WAU graduates get great jobs and enter top graduate programs.

Our campus has an internationally and culturally diverse population with over 40 countries and nearly every state represented among our students, faculty, staff, and administration. We are next to the country's richest mix of faith, history, and culture, and just moments away from great outdoor pursuits such as hiking, wind surfing, whitewater rafting, and skiing.

Our student/teacher ratio of 13 students for each faculty member means that our students receive the individual attention they deserve.  We develop relationships with faculty and staff members who enjoy leading and aiding in intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth.

Please visit with us and stay for the WAU experience, which you will never get anywhere else.

As our graduates leave WAU, they embark through the “Gateway to Service” as stated in our motto. You too can be a part of this great journey. We look forward to helping you reach your full potential as the Christ-centred individual God intended for you to become!

Weymouth Spence, Ed.D., R.T.


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.