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.
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MSW Program Director: Kota Takayama (email)
BSW Program Director: Hayley Stokar (email)
Hall Memorial Building (HMB) S335
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Gallaudet's social work program has an excellent track record of alumni employment. If you have a natural desire to work with people and are concerned about social problems, you will gain the knowledge and professional experience to begin a satisfying career.
As a social work major at Gallaudet, you will take courses in biology, psychology, sociology, economics and American government as well as specialized courses in your major field. Two semester-long internships are also required. Our experienced faculty will work with you to obtain placements that support your specific goals.
Most Gallaudet social work majors move directly into a career, including positions in case management, children and youth services, community advocacy, domestic violence, substance abuse counseling and vocational rehabilitation counseling. For more career options, some pursue a Master of Social Work, either at Gallaudet or other universities.
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Keep reading to learn more about the social work program and career outcomes.
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