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. Audrey Cooper
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The International Development Master of Arts Degree Program
(IDMA) prepares students to advocate, design, implement, monitor and evaluate social
change activities in collaboration with Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing people, and
people with disabilities, at local, national and international levels. IDMA coursework
provides practical experience examining legal and social policy frameworks, political
and economic conditions, sociocultural and language-centered values and rights, and
other features of contemporary life that contribute to or impede social participation
and social justice.
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Dr. Audrey C. Cooper, PhD, MSW & MS Associate Professor & Program
Director Maegan Shanks, MA Faculty &
Program Assistant Sonia Holzman, MA Program
Specialist & Outreach Liaison Katherine Breen, MA
Affiliated Faculty MJ Jones, MA
Adjunct Faculty Steph Niaupari, MA
Adjunct Faculty Neha Balachandran, MA
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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