Professional Studies

Gallaudet University's Center for Continuing and Online Education (CCOE) offers a variety of courses for professional and personal development. These courses may be offered on campus, online, as a  combination of on-campus and online (hybrid), and at sites across the United States. 

Online courses are mostly asynchronous and provide the convenience and flexibility of being able to study anytime and anywhere, enabling students to work around other priorities. On the main campus, CCOE offers flexible scheduling with evening, weekend, and hybrid courses with real-time interaction between instructors and peers. Extension courses are offered at sites across the United States.

Professional studies courses are offered for non-degree credit. At minimum, applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent to take professional studies courses. Additional pre-requisites may apply. 

CCOE also offers professional studies certificate programs. The application for certificate programs may differ from the application for individual professional studies courses. Professional studies courses are prefixed by the type of certificate to which they lead; however, eligible students may elect to take individual courses without applying to a certificate program:

  • PST-prefixed courses are designated as individual courses and generally do not lead to a professional studies certificate. 
  • PSC-prefixed courses lead to a professional studies certificate.
  • PSU-prefixed course may lead to an undergraduate-level professional studies certificate.
  • PSG-prefixed courses may lead to a graduate-level professional studies certificate and require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree to enroll. 

Tuition for professional studies courses may vary. There is no cost for tuition for full-time graduate and undergraduate students to take professional studies courses. 

Go to https://www.gallaudet.edu/center-for-continuing-and-online-education to see a current listing of courses and information on how to register.