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.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Chair: Dr. Raychelle Harris
Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC)
All recent Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies bachelor's degree recipients are employed (44 percent) or in graduate school (56 percent) within one year of graduation. Several continue their studies at Gallaudet, which offers the world's premier graduate program in deaf studies.
All recent graduate-level alumni of the department are either employed (94 percent) or pursuing further education (6 percent).
Education and community services are projected to be among the top five job categories requiring postsecondary education, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Programs in the Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies position students for career success through a strong network of internship sites in these and other fields.
Recent internship sites include:
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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