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. Arlene B. Kelly
Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC)
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The Department of Deaf Studies is at the forefront of research and publication of issues relating to the
language and culture of deaf people. Students collaborate with expert faculty to explore the
complexities of deaf communities and their signed languages through interdisciplinary approaches.
Resources and courses in the department help students acquire an understanding of the deaf community as
part of human diversity. Programs prepare students to spend their professional or social lives after
graduation in the deaf community or to make further contributions in a chosen academic discipline.
One hundred percent of recent department alumni are employed or in graduate school within one year of
graduation. Read more about our alumni outcomes.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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