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Graduate Admissions

There’s no better place to earn your graduate degree

With over 25 graduate degree and certificate programs, Gallaudet is the place where your unique perspectives and career goals can ignite among those around you. Choosing Gallaudet for your graduate education will help you spark new ideas, make a difference in the world and land your dream job.

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99% of our recent Gallaudet graduate students are employed or continuing their education

Gallaudet University is an inclusive American Sign Language (ASL) and English environment that is academically, culturally, and economically vibrant.

Located in Washington, D.C.

Graduate Class ratio of 6:1

25+ doctoral, specialist, master’s, and certificate programs

18 cutting-edge research labs

400+ on-campus jobs for students

Free ASL classes

Eligibility for NCAA sports

Thrive, your way, with affordable education

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of our graduate students for Fall 2021 received scholarships / assistantships
In addition to receiving a world-class education, another benefit of attending Gallaudet is our affordable tuition and fees. Tuition rates for our graduate programs are among the most affordable in the nation.

Graduate Assistantships are frequently available in academic departments and are filled through the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School. Each program can offer one Graduate Assistantship. They include a full-tuition scholarship and a stipend—$3,000/semester for masters and specialist students and $4,000/semester for doctoral students. 

Students with assistantships are expected to perform 10 hours of work per week for the department

These positions are filled on a competitive basis.

Be sure to apply early with the respective department if interested.

Advance your career, starting here, starting now.

25+ graduate degree and certificate programs
Live, study, and interact 24/7 on and off-campus
Courses are accessible to all and include CART, (ASL), and interpreters
Online, hybrid, and distance learning options available

Connect with esteemed professors and motivated students

Discover innovative academics and a vibrant, bilingual community

Influence ideas, conversations, your future, and the future of others

Join our Signing Community

When you attend Graduate School at Gallaudet University, you have endless opportunities for career advancement, academic experiences on and off-campus in an environment that is deaf-centric.

Why Gallaudet

Why Gallaudet

A complete college experience includes so much more than classes. Discover what sets us apart.

Bilingual Advantage

Bilingual Advantage

With an ASL and English environment, you will have access to everything and everyone at Gallaudet.

History & Traditions

History & Traditions

Absorb the wealth of knowledge and progress at an institution steeped in rich history and cultural milestones.

Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Choose from over 25 Masters, Ph.D., and Professional Certificate programs to advance your career.

Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation

Be a part of groundbreaking research and innovation with a worldwide impact.

Life in D.C.

Life in D.C.

Opportunity awaits in one of the most historical, diverse, and vibrant cities in the United States.

You Create a More Vibrant Signing Community

When you attend graduate school at Gallaudet University, you have endless opportunities for career advancement and academic experiences on and off-campus in a deaf-centric environment.


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Graduate School Life

Get involved in the Graduate School Association to make life-long connections with students from more than 40 states and 34 countries. The association aims to improve the well-being of all graduate students by:

  • Promoting academic excellence and graduate school culture
  • Providing a forum for the expression of grad students’ opinions,
  • Providing professional development and trainings
  • Facilitating communications and joint activities among Graduate School departments,
  • Advising the faculty, deans, provost, and president through participation on the Faculty Senate, University Budget Committee, and other standing ad hoc committees

Attend academic department events

Take in culture at an art exhibit or theater performance on campus

Watch a new release at Movie Night at the Student Academic Center

Cheer on the team at a NCAA game. For those who love sports (or simply the social aspect of watching them) Gallaudet has 14 NCAA teams, from men’s and women’s basketball to swimming and diving.

Washington, D.C. is home to embassies, historic museums, the U.S. Capitol, and the White House. It also has a diverse art and music scene, letting you expand your worldview outside of the classroom.

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Graduate Applicants

There’s no time to waste! Join over 400 Gallaudet graduate students as you learn from our renowned faculty, contribute to our thriving community, and grow into a future beyond your wildest imagination. To demonstrate our commitment to graduate education, we offer financial support for students to offset the cost of graduate studies. This support is awarded as a tuition scholarship or assistantship; it can cover partial or full tuition. Learn more about it here.
All enrolled students will receive an educational device free of charge.
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Important Deadlines

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