Washington Adventist University

Introduction

Washington Adventist University was established in 1904 as a coeducational institution known as the Washington Training College. Its purpose was to train young men and women in the liberal arts. In 1907, when the name was changed to Washington Foreign Mission Seminary, the more limited objective of special training for missionaries replaced the original concept of a liberal arts college. In 1914 the college resumed the status of a liberal arts college and took the name Washington Missionary College. At the first commencement, held May 22, 1915, five students received the bachelor of arts degree. Continued growth and development led to further changes. In 1933 the lower division was organized as Columbia Junior College and received accreditation. It ceased to exist as a separate college in 1942 when Washington Missionary College was given accreditation as a four-year, degree-granting institution by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In March of 1961 the college constituency voted to change the name of the college to Columbia Union College. In 2009, Columbia Union College attained university status, and the college constituency voted to change the name of the college to Washington Adventist University.

Campus

WAU occupies 19 acres in Takoma Park, Maryland, near the nation’s capital. Its world-class metropolitan setting affords unrivaled opportunity for learning, work, recreation, and service.

Affiliation

The university operates under the auspices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Board of Trustees guides the overall mission and direction of the university, overseeing management and setting major policies. The administration is responsible for leading the university community and managing day-to-day operations. Faculty, students, and staff participate in overnance through committees charged with protecting the integrity and enhancing the value of a Washington Adventist University education.

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 11 accelerated evening undergraduate programs and eight master’s programs (including two fully online – the Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Public Administration programs).

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MA in Public Administration (online)

Online Part time 21 months September 2016 USA Takoma Park

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program provides students advanced public administration theory and practice. Students complete a balanced curriculum of 13 courses (37 credit hours) that provide opportunities to develop advanced business skills that are current and applicable to real-world business situations. [+]

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program provides students advanced public administration theory and practice. Students complete a balanced curriculum of 13 courses (37 credit hours) that provide opportunities to develop advanced business skills that are current and applicable to real-world business situations. The School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Washington Adventist University was designed to accommodate the education needs of working adult students. The condensed program format allows students to complete their MPA degrees in as little as 21 months and enjoy the added convenience of flexible online learning. Required Courses: PADM 500 Graduate School Fundamentals (1 hr.) PADM 505 American Democracy (3 hrs.) PADM 510 Introduction to Public Policy Analysis (3 hrs.) PADM 520 Public Sector Research (3 hrs.) PADM 530 Public Service Budgeting and Fiscal Controls (3 hrs.) PADM 540 Public Service Ethics (3 hrs.) PADM 550 Policy Analysis and Decision Making (3 hrs.) PADM 600 Public Service Team-Building (3 hrs.) PADM 610 Public Service Information Technology Project Management (3 hrs.) PADM 620 Leadership as Change Management (3 hrs.) PADM 630 Sustainability & Environment Resource Management ( 3 hrs.) PADM 680 Public Service Consulting Practices (3 hrs.) PADM 690 Public Service-as-a Service Capstone (3 hrs.) Admissions Requirements: The completion of an undergraduate degree with a G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher Professional resume Two letters of recommendation Completed Fundamentals course with at least a grade of B Written statement and possible interview TOEFL (if English is not the applicant’s primary language) Note: If overall undergraduate GPA does not meet the 2.75 minimum requirements, GRE scores may be accepted in place of GPA. [-]

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Contact

Washington Adventist University

Address Flower Avenue 7600
20912 Takoma Park, United States
Website https://www.wau.edu/academics/sgps/
Phone +1 301-891-4092