Psychology is a scientific and applied field concerned with all aspects of human behavior, including sensory, cognitive, physiological, developmental, and social processes. The subject matter of psychology covers a wide range of topics related to many career objectives.

The department offers numerous options at both the graduate and undergraduate level, including the B.A. degree in Psychology, the Psy.S. degree in School Psychology, and the Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology.


The Department of Psychology at Gallaudet University aims to instill in all students a scholarly understanding of the discipline of psychology and its application to the lives of deaf and hard of hearing persons. We also commit ourselves to producing scholarly work in scientific and applied areas of psychology. Our goals are for students at every level to develop knowledge of the field of psychology, as well as critical and analytic thinking skills and an understanding of diversity in a psychological context. Our students learn about the field of psychology in a bilingual, diverse, multicultural educational context. We strive to provide a rigorous academic and applied curriculum that addresses important core areas of psychology, encourages students to explore the implications of psychological research, theory and practice, and includes experiences of the application of psychology in internship settings.

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