1. Will acquire knowledge and develop methods of critique and research relating to the historical, cultural and linguistic dimensions of Deaf communities.
  2. Graduates from the MA Program in Deaf Studies will produce graduate level ASL and English texts that demonstrate knowledge of, and critical inquiry into, key concepts of Deaf studies.
  3. Students in concentration studies will work toward individual, institutional and ideological change through leadership, advocacy, and dissemination of new perspectives on Deaf communities and signed languages.
  4. Students in concentration studies will be prepared to undertake further work in research, teaching, or related scholarly and creative activities in higher education.