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American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
learn and gain experience in ASL & Deaf Studies
We’re the world’s only university to offer both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in ASL-English Interpretation. Develop your skills in this high-demand field as you live and learn among deaf and hard of hearing people from around the world. Whether you’re interested in working in legal, medical, business, or educational settings, our programs will prepare you for success as a world-class interpreter.
B.A. in InterpretationM.A. and Ph.D. Interpretation Programs
Build your knowledge and linguistic skills by studying in our unique ASL/English learning environment. As an M.A. or Ph.D. in Linguistics student, you’ll conduct innovative, globally-impactful research alongside our seasoned faculty.
The M.A. in Linguistics program prepares you for work in language teaching, interpreter education, language planning, bilingual education, and language assessment while the Ph.D. program introduces you to the wide range of theoretical and applied practices of ASL.
Master the basic elements of the language with a Certificate in ASL, or broaden your career capacity with training in various levels of Deaf Education on your own time, from the comfort of your home, or through hybrid-style classes.
Watch accessible videos to pick up the basics of American Sign Language
Free vocabulary and self-paced lessons to build your language skills!
Online and on-campus private ASL workshops, lessons, and courses.
Learn about the culture, history, literature, barriers, and achievements of the deaf community.
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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