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.
Program Director: Dr. Erin Moriarty
Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC)
The Department of Deaf Studies offers the world's premiere graduate program in Deaf Studies. Our students
become members of a vibrant learning community dedicated to the critique of existing knowledge and
production of new knowledge relating to Deaf communities and their sign languages.
The Cultural Studies Concentration challenges students to develop methods of inquiry, research and
critique that explore the wide-ranging implications of Deaf ways-of-being. Students will engage in a
yearlong project in which they will pursue an area of interest through an academic thesis, a creative
project, or applied advocacy project.
The Graduate Certificate Program in Deaf Studies provides students with historical and theoretical
foundations in Deaf Studies. Students may select courses from an interdisciplinary curriculum in the
areas of cultural studies, history, critical theory, philosophy, literature, disability studies, visual
culture, critical pedagogy, public policy and advocacy. This 18-credit program will enhance students'
knowledge of Deaf Studies, better preparing them to work in fields relating to Deaf communities.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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