Master of Social Work (MSW)

Overview Dr. Kota Takayama, Program Coordinator  The master of social work program at Gallaudet University prepares students for advanced social work practice with deaf and hard of hearing populations. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills to enter the profession as practitioners in various settings, such as schools, health care agencies, family and child welfare agencies, […]

Certificate in Sexuality and Gender Studies

Certificate in Sexuality and Gender Studies School of Civic Leadership, Business, and Social Change Dr. David Barclay, Program Coordinator The mission of the Sexuality and Gender Studies Program is to educate students regarding cultural, historical, and societal issues in the LGBTQ+ community, with particular attention to issues impacting the intersectional identity of deaf and hard […]

Ph.D. in Linguistics

Overview Dr. Debbie Chen Pichler, Graduate Program Coordinator  Gallaudet’s Ph.D. program in linguistics, with a focus on ASL and other signed languages, gives students the opportunity to specialize in a range of theoretical and applied areas related to signed languages, including phonology, syntax, morphology, cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics, first and second language acquisition, applied and engaged […]

PhD Program in Educational Neuroscience (PEN)

Overview Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto, Steering Committee Chair Sorenson Language and Communication Center, Room 1224 Dr. Melissa Herzig, Program Assistant Director Sorenson Language and Communication Center, Room 1222 The PhD Program in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) was founded at Gallaudet University by Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto (Chair, PEN Steering Committee) and Dr. Melissa Herzig (Assistant Program Director, PEN). […]

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Overview Dr. Lawrence Pick, Program Coordinator  The Department of Psychology offers a doctorate (Ph.D.) in clinical psychology, with specialization in working with deaf and hard of hearing populations. The program is based on a “scholar-practitioner” training model, with a life-span development philosophy and offers courses and opportunities for supervised practice with deaf people, with both […]

Psy.D. in School Psychology

Dr. Tania Thomas-Presswood, Program Coordinator School of Human Services and Sciences The Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology (Psy.D.) Program in the School of Human Services and Science provides a comprehensive plan of advanced studies that integrates respect for diversity in theory and practice, basic and advanced psychological principles, consultative and interventionist skills, data-based and […]

Specialist (Psy.S.) in School Psychology

Overview Dr. Tania Thomas-Presswood, Program Coordinator **no longer accepting students** The Department of Psychology offers a specialist degree program in school psychology (Psy.S.) with a subspecialization in deafness. The program provides a comprehensive plan of studies that integrates respect for diversity, basic psychology, practitioner skills, and educational planning. The faculty is committed to developing competent […]

Ph.D. in Translation and Interpreting Studies

Overview Dr. Danielle Hunt, Program Coordinator  The Department of Interpretation and Translation offers a Ph.D. in Translation and Interpreting Studies with a focus on American Sign Language-English Interpretation. This program is available for experienced interpreters who meet the University’s Graduate School and Department of Interpretation and Translation admission requirements. The program is designed to prepare […]

M.A. in Interpretation: Combined Interpreting Practice and Research

Overview Web: Interpretation and Translation Dr. Paul Harrelson, Program Coordinator  The concentration in Combined Interpreting Practice and Research is designed to prepare and educate Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing persons in working as interpreters in Deaf and hearing communities. The program provides a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to interpretation instruction. The M.A. in Interpretation […]

M.A. in Interpretation: Interpreting Research

Overview Web: Interpretation and Translation Dr. Paul Harrelson, Program Coordinator  The concentration in Interpreting Research is designed to educate Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing persons who have demonstrated competence in interpreting and who wish to further their education and knowledge with an advanced degree. This degree is designed to respond to the professional development […]