Master of Arts in Interpretation
Gallaudet University is the only university in the world that offers both an undergraduate and a graduate degree in ASL-English Interpretation, centered around the department's award-winning interactive interpretation laboratory. Gallaudet provides a unique opportunity for interpretation majors to live, study, and interact with Deaf people from the United States and around the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
- I am not sure where I fit in your requirements for entering the MA program.
- If you have a BA degree and related experience, you can apply for the CIPR concentration and you can see the application requirements on this website.
As someone who has an EIPA of 4.0, if you are also a member of RID and thus certified, and have an ASLPI of 4 or greater then you would be eligible to apply for the IR concentration.
- Am I able to get this fully funded in some way?
- There are limited funds available and to be considered for financial aid you would need to have completed your application by 15th Feb. You would need to also fill in a FAFSA; support is given to students who are both merit worthy and in need.
- Do you have options for online classes?
- Many of our classes have remote access, i.e. class attendance can be via videoconferencing technology (currently Fuze). This does not apply for all of our classes as some of the skills classes require a physical presence in the classroom.
- Is it possible to take one class at a time?
- It is possible to take classes one at a time, although the university currently has a 'residency' requirement: "Every graduate program must involve at least the equivalent of two semesters of on-site study, unless a specific exemption is granted by the Council on Graduate Education for an experimental program." For more information, visit this page. It is also worth looking at the university policy on full and part-time students.
- How much would it cost to do it that way?
- Currently tuition and fees are posted here.
- When should I apply for the MAI?
- Early application is encouraged (by 15th Feb) for applicants to be considered for financial aid and ensure that places are available.
Later applications maybe considered but no guarantees can be made of places or financial aid being available.
- What is the timing of the application process?
- All materials including transcript, GRE, ASLPI, letters, etc. will be requested when your formal application process has begun. We recommend that students schedule the ASLPI and GRE as early as possible.
We do not send out the DOI DVD until we have received all of the other required information and ensured that ASLPI scores are 3 or greater.