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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Graduate Admissions Office Kendall Hall 101800 Florida Avenue, N.E.Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 524-8410 (videophone)(202) 651-5436 (voice)(202) 651-5295 (fax)
Did you know that Gallaudet's graduate school attract people who want to work within the deaf community? We train future teachers, social workers, ASL and Deaf studies professionals, ASL linguists and so much more.
The standardized testing requirements for your chosen degree program are in the Graduate School Catalog. The GRE and MAT can be taken through the Career Center on campus. The MAT is offered on a monthly basis, while the GRE is available every six months.
International applications need to take the TOEFL and have the testing center send the scores directly to Gallaudet.
All test scores must be sent to graduate admissions office directly from the testing center you use. Give them Gallaudet's code: R5240. The results are generally sent to Gallaudet within six to eight weeks. For further information concerning testing, contact the test providers listed below:
The online application allows you to invite people to send in a reference on your behalf in an automated way - these references will be sent directly to Graduate Admissions for review. We strongly suggest that you contact your references in advance to ensure you have their consent and the correct contact information. Contact the staff at Graduate Admissions if you need to update your list of references.
Most programs require a goal statement. The goal statement should prove that your past achievements will enable you to succeed in your graduate program(s). These statements are reviewed by the faculty selection committee. Once this is completed, it can be uploaded with the application.
Answer each question separately and submit all your answers as a singular document. If you are applying to more than one program, write separate goal statements for each program, clearly indicating which program each statement applies to.
You can apply for two graduate programs. Just follow the application instructions required for each program. Use the table in the Graduate Application Central to find out what requirements each program has and fill out the specific program application forms.
If you are already a student in one program and would like to add another program of study, you may do so, but you need to apply for the additional program, following that program's application requirements. Make sure you ask the chair of your current program to write a letter indicating that you are in good academic standing and you are approved to add another program of study.
Regardless of which way you are applying for additional programs, you can use the same supporting materials, such as references and test scores.
Gallaudet University is committed to America's veterans and is authorized to accept veterans under the GI Bill, including those in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program). The program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Yellow Ribbon Program is available to veterans who have sustained "a service connected disability."
In addition to accepting veterans supported by the general GI Bill, Gallaudet will support up to 25 eligible veterans during an academic year for any graduate program for an amount up to $2,175.00 (full time graduate status) in tuition expenses, as stipulated under the Yellow Ribbon Agreement. Gallaudet is listed on the VA's Approved Education Programs website as an institution participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Contact us if you have further questions about our veterans services.
Additional information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program, as well as the VA's other educational benefit programs, can be obtained by visiting the VA's web site or by calling 1(888) GIBILL-1 or 1(888) 442-4551.
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