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New Partnership Provides WAU Psychology Students with Affordable Path to Doctorate


By Donna Biggler
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Takoma Park, MD (September 29, 2015) A new partnership agreement forged between Washington Adventist University in Maryland and Argosy University in Virginia will provide psychology students with an affordable path to earning their doctorate degree. The agreement includes discounted tuition at Argosy for students who earn their master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Washington Adventist University.
The partnership agreement was initiated by Argosy University President David Erekson, Ph.D., and Argosy Counseling Department Chair Simone Lambert, Ph.D. when they noticed that the graduates from Washington Adventist University who had entered their psychology doctoral programs demonstrated a high level of knowledge and skills in their field. As a result, Washington Adventist University graduates who have earned a 60-hour clinical mental health counseling degree (M.A.) are encouraged to consider furthering their psychology education by seeking admission at one of the Argosy University doctoral psychology programs.
“We are extremely pleased with this partnership, as it provides external validation that our professors and adjuncts are providing exceptional educational instruction,” said Grant Leitma, Ph.D., and chair of Washington Adventist University’s Department of Psychology. “This partnership also gives our psychology students a clear path to earning their doctorate at another affordable educational institution in the area.”
Washington Adventist University (WAU) was recently ranked among the top 30 “Great Small Schools for a Counseling Degree” and is also named one of the “Most Affordable Small Schools East of the Mississippi.” For more information about WAU’s undergraduate and graduate programs, go to https://www.wau.edu.  Washington Adventist University is also named in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Edition, 43rd in best regional colleges of the north.

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Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County, Maryland’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. A total of 1,100 students of all faiths participate in the university’s eight graduate and 32 undergraduate programs. The 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.

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