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Learn about graduate programs, application requirements, and see our FAQ.
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Gallaudet's graduate school is committed to fulfilling your academic and professional goals.
Whether you are continuing your education or returning to school after working,
we have a great work-focused graduate education combined with excellent programs,
excellent programs, faculty, networking, and professional opportunities you need to succeed.
It does not matter if you are here in Washington, D.C. or wherever you are now,
you can enroll and take graduate courses here at Gallaudet.
We have 25 top graduate programs that can offer you a certificate, specialist, masters, or doctorate degree.
Through Gallaudet's graduate programs, you will find yourself growing and making great strides.
You will be amazed because living, studying, and interacting is a non-stop journey.
Classes are fully accessible, including online, on-campus, and off-campus classes.
There are many options with distance learning!
Come to Gallaudet to get your graduate degree.
and become a part of a diverse, signing community here
focused on changing the world!
You will find people and programs that will support, challenge, and strengthen you.
We at Graduate Admissions are ready to support you!
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Each graduate program receives an allotment of scholarship funds from the Graduate School, which they use to recruit their top candidates. The amount of funding available varies by program and by degree type. These scholarship packages may include tuition scholarships, living stipends, and graduate assistantships. Graduate assistantships are paid positions that provide a full tuition scholarship and a stipend in exchange for hourly work within the program.
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General Graduate Admissions Requirements
*$75 application fee can be waived for attending a Graduate event such as Open House or if you are applying for the next academic year on or before December 31
The standardized testing requirements for your chosen degree program are in the Graduate School Catalog, such as the GRE and MAT. The Office for Career Education & Professional Development offers the MAT every month and the GRE every six months. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) requirement is currently suspended for all graduate programs unless otherwise noted within the graduate program’s requirements.
All test scores must be sent to the graduate admissions office, along with Gallaudet’s code: R5240, directly from the testing center you use. Gallaudet usually receives results within six to eight weeks. For further information concerning testing, contact the test providers listed below:
All test scores must be sent to the graduate admissions office directly from the testing center you use. Give them Gallaudet’s institutional code: R5240. The results are generally sent to Gallaudet within six to eight weeks.
Most programs require a goal statement, which should prove that your past achievements will enable you to succeed in your graduate program(s). After your completed goal statement is uploaded with the application, it will be reviewed by the faculty selection committee.
Dual Degree Graduate Application Requirements
You can apply for two graduate programs. Just submit an application for each program in accordance with their respective application instructions.
If you are already a student in one program and would like to add another program of study, you may do so. Still, you need to apply for the additional program by following that program’s application requirements. You must submit a letter from the chair of your current program indicating you are in good academic standing and are approved to add another program of study.
Regardless of how you apply for additional programs, you can use the same supporting materials, such as references and test scores.
* International applications need to take the TOEFL or IELTS and have the testing center send the scores directly to Gallaudet; the ETS institutional code is 5240.
Graduate special students are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have earned a bachelor’s degree and wish to take graduate courses without pursuing a program that leads to an advanced degree. Anyone wishing to register for a graduate class must apply and be accepted for graduate special student status.
New graduate special students are accepted year-round! Graduate special students must satisfy course prerequisites and obtain permission before completing course registration. Enrollment in certain graduate courses is limited to degree-seeking students.
Transitioning to a degree or certificate program
Admission as a visiting graduate student neither implies nor guarantees subsequent admission to any other program at Gallaudet University. Interested students should check with the graduate program coordinator/director to determine whether courses taken as a visiting graduate student will be accepted for another program and learn about limits on the credits that can be applied to a degree program.
Gallaudet University is committed to America’s veterans and is authorized to accept veterans under the GI Bill, including those in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Yellow Ribbon Program is available to veterans who have sustained “a service-connected disability.”
In addition to accepting veterans supported by the general GI Bill, Gallaudet will support up to 25 eligible veterans during an academic year for any graduate program for an amount of up to $2,175.00 (full-time graduate status) in tuition expenses, as stipulated under the Yellow Ribbon Agreement. Gallaudet is listed on the VA’s Approved Education Programs website as an institution participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Determine your eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon Program through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon Program Information website and obtain appropriate authorization from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Additional information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program, as well as the VA’s other educational benefit programs, can be obtained by visiting the VA’s website or by calling 1(888) GIBILL-1 or 1 (888) 442-4551.
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