A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
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Dr. Erin Moriarty Harrelson, Program Coordinator
The Concentration in Language and Human Rights is designed to give a globally based student population an understanding of the development of the U.S. and international human rights instruments, institutions, and discourses, with a focus on languages and linguistic minorities. Students will work a full academic year toward the completion of their research project which may take the form of a thesis or an applied project. This focus will give students a solid background in academic research and international policy-making which can be used to work in the field of linguistic human rights, with special attention to the unique situation of peoples who use sign language. Courses in this concentration are offered via both onsite and online instruction.
Admissions Procedures and Requirements
Applicants for the M.A. in Deaf Studies must complete the application procedures and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Visit the Graduate Admissions web site for more information and a checklist of application requirements. Detailed program information and course descriptions are also available under the ‘Overview’ and ‘Courses‘ tabs.
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