Gateway to Service….. Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Serve Others

Service Day

At Washington Adventist University our motto is “Gateway to Service.” We believe in serving others as part of everyday life. In addition, Service Day is a day dedicated to lending a hand in our community. It gives the chance for students to positively impact their community. This takes place once a semester, twice an academic year. There are many projects that we engage in from cleaning up Sligo Creek to helping out at schools in the area.

Office of Ministry

The Office of Ministry seeks to foster a spiritual community that exemplifies a Christ-centered Biblical lifestyle through discipleship, worship, fellowship, leadership, and service in order to make a difference in the local and global community. Here at Washington Adventist University we supply you the opportunity to practice a Christ lead lifestyle. Some of our students have participated in mission trips to Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Haiti, Mauritius, and India.  If you are interested in participating in future mission projects please call 301-891-4112 or contact


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.