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.
Interim Chair:Dr. Paul DudisHall Memorial Building, Room 1401D
Hall Memorial Building (HMB) 1401C
(202) 651-5149 (voice)(202) 559-5628 (videophone)(202) 651-5172 (fax)
Melissa (Missie) Lopez was born and raised in Burke, Virginia. She decided to come to Gallaudet because she wanted to take the opportunity to study under leaders in the interpretation field. She graduated from the MA in Interpretation program in 2009 and is now a freelance interpreter in the D.C. Metro area.
Missie reflects on her studies at Gallaudet and states, “My professors taught me to constantly seek to improve myself and my skills, and never accept second-best. I graduated with a solid understanding of interpretation history, models, and current research in the field. I also had a clear path to embark upon my career as a full-time, professional interpreter.”
Her advice to future graduate students? “Your time at Gallaudet is extremely short; make the most of each day and each opportunity. I highly recommend graduate students in any program to connect with the campus by living in the dorms and going to campus events like athletic events, research presentations, theatrical performances, and simply hanging out in Rathskellar! Work harder than you think is possible, and you will achieve more than you ever dreamed possible.”
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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