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Linguistics | Deaf Studies | American Sign Language | M.A. in Sign Language Education


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Kenneth De Haan, Program Director

Sorenson Language and Communication Center, Room 1217

Admissions Procedures and Requirements

Applicants for the M.A. in Sign Language Education must complete the application procedures and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Visit the Graduate Admissions website for more information and a checklist of application requirements.

Please complete the following requirements as outlined on the Graduate Admissions website:

  • Online graduate application
  • Goal statements
  • Submission of all official postsecondary transcript(s)
  • Three names of references

Mail the official transcript(s) to:
Graduate Admissions
Kendall Hall 101
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington DC 20002

Application opens: August 1st

Deadline for Application Review/Screening: January 15th

*Students are admitted to the Sign Language Education masters program once a year, with the program starting online mid-May.

Program Specific Requirements:

  • Online Video interview. The direct link for the online video interview will be sent to you after you have officially applied to the program. The interview can be taken at any day or time and location with high-speed internet.
ASLPI Requirement 

Students who teach ASL will be required to receive a level of 4 from the ASLPI in order to graduate. Students who teach other signed languages will be required to receive a level of 3+
on the ASLPI in order to graduate.
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Courses & Requirements

Summer I (Hybrid - Online, then On Campus) (15 Credits)

ASL 709: Sign Language Media Production can be waived with extensive media, film and editing experience. Contact us for more details at


Fall I (Online) (7 Credits)
Spring I (Online) (7 Credits)
Summer II (Hybrid - Online, then On Campus) (12 Credits)
Program Electives

Note: Candidates with extensive ASL teaching experience and full-time employment in the ASL teaching field may apply for a practicum and/or internship waiver. Contact for more details.

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Admissions Requirements

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