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Clerc Center/KDES/MSSD

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Information and resources for families and professionals to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Interim Chief Academic Officer
Marianne Belsky

Interim Chief Administrative Officer
Nicole Sutliffe

KDES 3200

(202) 618-6828 (videophone/voice)



How to contact us:

Online Chat


Help Request Form

(202) 779-9478 (videophone)

Additional Contact Information seen here

Dean, University Library
Amy Malm
Merill Learning Center (MLC)

Life at Gallaudet

There’s an excitement at Gallaudet that comes from so many people ready to share their diverse backgrounds and open their eyes to new possibilities. With more than 1,000 undergraduates and direct communication in at least two languages, you’ll feel welcome and ready to get involved immediately. Play varsity or intramural soccer. Join the Gallaudet Dance Company, ThinkBiz or Sisters of Color. Collaborate on a project with a professor or have lunch together. Hop on the Metro with some friends and explore the nation’s capital. Whether you are new to American Sign Language or English, or fluent in both, you will learn and do more than you may ever have imagined.


Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Edward Miner Gallaudet (EMG) Memorial Building

(202) 250-2474 (videophone)
(800) 995-0550 (voice)
(202) 651-5744 (fax)


Academic Programs and Departments

Linguistics Department

The grammatical structure and use of ASL (American Sign Language) and other signed languages are investigated by faculty and students at Gallaudet University's Department of Linguistics. ASL is the language of instruction. Programs are offered at the graduate level for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students.


Paul Dudis PhD
Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) Third floor

MA in International Development

The International Development Master of Arts Degree Program (IDMA) prepares students to advocate, design, implement, monitor and evaluate social change activities in collaboration with Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing people, and people with disabilities, at local, national, and international levels.