M.A. in Deaf Education: Advanced Studies

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  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate study, including evidence of having received a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. (Those applying during their final undergraduate year will be required to submit a final transcript after completion of their bachelor's degree and before enrolling in their first semester of graduate study.)
  • Official transcripts of all graduate study.
  • International applicants should review this page on how to submit their transcript(s).
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a four-point scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate study. (Occasionally, applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be admitted conditionally upon the recommendation of the department.)
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75.
  • A completed graduate school application form.
  • Goals statement. (Follow this link for further instructions)
  • TOEFL is required from all international applicants from non-English speaking countries. (Use 5240 for the ETS institutional code)
  • If you are offered admission: The immunization laws for the District of Columbia require all students to provide proof of immunization prior to enrolling. Please visit the Student Health Services website for more information.

Additional Program Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in Deaf Education, Special Education, Counseling, Social Work and/or related fields
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one must show evidence of successful paid or volunteer work with infants, children, or adolescents and/or families
  • At least two of the following artifacts demonstrating ASL skills:
    • ASLPI result of 2 or above
    • Video goal statement
    • Video of yourself teaching
  • License/certificate of teaching (optional).  If you wish to attach your license/certificate to your application, please email it to gradapplications@gallaudet.edu.
  • Evidence of successful paid or volunteer work with infants, children, or adolescents and/or families (at least two years)

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