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.
Chair: Dr. Jill Bradbury
In order to apply for the Self-Directed Major, students must complete the proposal process. In addition, students must provide evidence of meeting the minimum requirements for the Self-Directed Major by submitting a copy of their transcript. Please submit both an electronic and paper copy of the application materials. This page provides both the forms students need to complete and the deadlines which students must meet.
Students wishing to have a proposal reviewed during the academic semester should submit the completed application to the chair of the committee by COB by the following deadline:
Fall (November 12)
Spring (April 15)
Self-Directed Major Proposal
Self-Directed Major Course Plan
Self-Directed Major Checklist
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15