world-class academics at extraordinary value


Gallaudet University Ranked Among the Best in the Country
Pursue your passion, further your education, or grow your professional skills with the Academic Programs at Gallaudet. With 30 undergraduate majors (including a self-directed major) and 33 minors as well as 25+ graduate majors, there’s no limit to where you’ll go from here.

You’ve Put in The Work, and Your Future Awaits

We’re a one of a kind learning environment, where courses are accessible through American Sign Language (ASL) and English, Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART), and interpreters. Our admissions staff will help you prepare for the program of your dreams.

Communication, without the barriers

Experience the freedom to communicate and interact easily with everyone around you from the classroom to your dorm. No interpreter or VP needed!

Vibrant Student Life

Experience the urban advantage, with all the excitement and opportunities of living in Washington, D.C.

Excellent Support Services

From accommodations and career advice to emotional support, Gallaudet has the resources you need to succeed personally and professionally!

Undergraduate Admissions

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You’re just getting started- world changer! We have 30 undergraduate majors (including a self-directed major) and 33 minors across 11 disciplines to match your goals.

Important Deadlines

Application Fee Waiver deadline

Dec 1 *

Spring Admissions general deadline
Dec 31
Honors Program priority deadline
Feb 15
Enrollment Deposit due
May 1
* Rolling Admission for First Time Students and Transfer Applicants

Graduate Admissions

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Take the leap, advance your career with all Gallaudet has to offer! More than 25 graduate degree programs, in addition to certificate programs and non-credit courses, are waiting for you.

Important Dates

Graduate Applications Open
Sep 30
Application Fee Waiver deadline
Dec 31
Clinical Psychology and School Psychology Application Deadline
Jan 15
Audiology and Counseling Application Deadline
Feb 1
General Applicants Date of First Consideration
Feb 15
M.A. in Sign Language Education (MASLED) Application Deadline
Mar 1
International admits deadline to submit Certificate of Finances
May 30

Online Degree Programs

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B.A. Online Degree Completion Programs

Don’t let those old credits collect dust–put them to good use by earning a degree in one of our Online Degree Completion Programs (ODCP). Students interested in pursuing a degree in Deaf Studies or Psychology that have already accumulated 60 hours of college credits can finish their degree with flexible, accelerated, eight-week courses throughout the year.

M.A. Online Degree Programs

Reaching your goals is closer than you could have imagined. Earn your degree from the comfort of your home – or the coziest seat at the coffee shop with an online or hybrid M.A. program.

Continuing Education

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Welcome, lifelong learners! Our Center for Continuing Education (CCE) program is available 100% online or hybrid to offer you the ultimate experience.

Professional Development

You’re a busy professional- we understand. That’s why our certificate programs are customizable to increase your skill-set and build out your resume.

ASL Connect

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ASL Connect with us, and take American Sign Language courses from the comfort of your home. Our combined method of providing self-paced online course work with our instructors who are Deaf and ASL natives, in conjunction with virtual sessions with our Deaf mentors (ASL Pals) is sure to get you on the right track.

Interpretation Programs

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Gallaudet’s B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. Interpretation programs will provide essential interpretation skills and techniques in an unmatched, immersive ASL and English environment. We’re the only university in the world to offer both undergraduate and graduate-level programs. There’s nowhere better to become a top-notch ASL Interpreter.


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Bring your unique perspective, background, and experiences to our diverse and thriving community.

Important Deadlines

Fall Admission
June 30
Spring Admission
Nov 30

English Language Institute (ELI)

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English is a challenge, but here you can learn the English literacy skills you need to qualify for admission to Gallaudet or another university in the United States and succeed in your career path.

Own Your Gallaudet Experience From Start to Finish

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Everyone is welcome!

There are plenty of ways to get your education at Gallaudet!

When you attend Gallaudet University you’ll experience academic excellence, exceptional research opportunities, and lifelong connections that allow you to do more than just envision your future – you’ll engage with and embrace it!

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A new signer, emerging signer, or fluent signer, when you join us, you’ll receive a comprehensive academic experience minus the communication barriers.
We miss you! You can always come home to finish your education at Gallaudet!
The Hearing Undergraduate Program (HUG) at Gallaudet opens the door to hearing students who know American Sign Language (ASL) and want to study alongside deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Visiting, non-degree special, exchange, or online special students can learn more about applying as non-degree students here.