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.
Director: Dr. Jennifer Nelson
Hall Memorial Building N202C
(202) 651-5550 (voice)
Join the Honors program to develop the sophisticated tools needed to be competitive for top-tier graduate schools and employers. Take challenging coursework and plan individualized learning, receive significant individual attention, attend Honors events, present at conferences, win prestigious internships, and complete an advanced capstone. Become a leader in the 21st globalizing world.
As an Honors student, you will become part of a diverse group that works hard now to win big later. Our diverse community includes new and native signers, athletes, and international students as well as various identities of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, region, abilities, religion or spirituality, and more. We embrace this diversity with passionate commitment and seek to explore ways to build an equitable, just Honors community as practice for life after graduation. Whether you are looking to hit the job market with a bang or gain entry to the best graduate program in your field, we have the tools to help you get there.
University Honors Graduates 2020 Raelyn Fuechtmann - Master’s in Secondary Education, Rochester Institute of TechnologyAashni Kamra- Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, Cancer and Genetics Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer InstituteHannah Rae Neild - Master’s in Deaf Education, K-12, Gallaudet University Tayla S. Newman - Master’s in Linguistics, Gallaudet University Casey Lee Peck - Gap year for work experience and exploration of graduate programsAngela W. Rogers - Gap year for work experience and exploration of graduate programs, possible Fulbright FellowshipStefania Sarkic - Master’s in Deaf Education, K-12, Gallaudet UniversityPatricia Brynn Schmidt - Summer 2020 Internship at Ernst & Young (one of the top four global accounting firms), followed by Master’s in Professional Accounting, the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of BusinessMicayla Ann Whitmer - Master’s in American Studies, The College of William and Mary’s College of Education
University Honors Graduates 2019Yunhe Bai – Master’s in Social Work, Columbia UniversityAlexandra Forkin – Position at The Walden School, The Learning Center for the Deaf, Massachusetts Gabrielle Humlicek – Publishing capstone; gap year to re-locate with family and prepare for Ph.D. studies in Public Health Brianna Keogh – Internship with the American Psychological Association; then a gap year with plans for a master’s in teachingH. Nicole Mills – Online certificate in Data Science, Johns Hopkins University, then work experience to prepare for Master’s in Data Science at Florida State UniversityBailey James Moers – MS in Statistics at Texas A&M; teaching fellowship in mathematicsNikolya Sereda – Williamstown Theatre Festival internship for one summer in costumes, followed by a year-long apprenticeship in graphic design with The Shakespeare Theater Company, DC, and then an MFA in costume design.
University Honors Graduates 2018
Casey Johnson-Pasqua - gain theatre experience before pursuing an M.F.A.Megan Majocha - Post-Baccalaureate program at National Institutes of Health (NIH) followed by plans for a Ph.D. in human geneticsJehanne McCullough - J.D. program at the University of Virginia School of LawPaige Watson - M.A. in Library and Information Science at the University of Maryland Sawyer Willis - Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience at Gallaudet University
Honors students can work closely with faculty to design a self-directed thesis, project or major.
Take interdisciplinary Honors classes or enrich a regular course with Honors material.
Honors students are campus leaders, from Student Body Government officers to varsity team captains.
Applying is simple!
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