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We make it easy to customize your academic experience with online Undergraduate and Graduate degree paths.
Choose your path with online education and low residency class options.
Don’t let those old credits collect dust–put them to good use by earning a degree in one of our online degree programs. Students interested in pursuing a degree in Deaf Studies, Communication, or Psychology that have already accumulated 45 hours of college credits can finish their degree with flexible, accelerated, eight-week courses throughout the year.
As the need for qualified mental health counselors serving the deaf and hard of hearing community continues to grow, we’ve stepped in with a degree program unlike any other. We offer the world’s only graduate-level training program specializing in educating and preparing counselors for careers dedicated to serving deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Work with distinguished Counseling Program faculty and gain hands-on fieldwork experience through internships and practicum situations.
Are you already a working professional educating deaf and hard of hearing students? Then, our M.A. in Education is made for you! This self-paced, individualized degree program offers areas of specialization based on your interests and experience. Choose from one of our Educating Students with Disabilities or ASL & English Bilingual Early Childhood Education tracks to take the next step in your education and career.
There’s no better time to earn an online degree, certification, or credits from Gallaudet University than right now! Let our well-renowned faculty motivate, challenge, and inspire you while you grow and contribute in ways you never thought possible.
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Gallaudet University offers the Online Degree Completion Program (ODCP), an online undergraduate degree path for Deaf Studies or Psychology students who have accumulated 60 hours of college credits, cannot finish their degree program on campus full-time.
Hearing applicants may apply. International students are eligible for the ODCP provided they are not in the United States.
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Applicants must complete or demonstrate the following before declaring a major in DST:
Prospective majors must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and complete the following pre-major and general education courses with a “C” or better:
Prospective majors then meet with the undergraduate program director via email, video chat, or videophone to determine if they have satisfied the academic requirements. During this initial contact, the student receives information about psychology course requirements for graduation. Additionally, the student may select a major advisor or have an advisor assigned by the program director. To remain in the ODCP-PSY program, a student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in major courses.
* Hearing applicants must follow the GU Hearing Undergraduate Admission Requirements, including taking the ASL Placement Test and receiving a passing score for admission to the program.
Send transcripts from accredited institutions of higher education, including Gallaudet University, for evaluation of transferable college credits.
** Gallaudet will accept any college-level course completed with a grade of “C” or better from any accredited college or university. Credits from non-accredited institutions will not be accepted. Transferred courses may be applied to satisfy general education requirements or major requirements. Transferred courses with no Gallaudet equivalent will be considered elective credit.
*** Transfer students who have completed 30 hours of college credit hours or a combination of 12 hours of college English and math credit with a grade of “C” or higher in each course will be notified by the Office of Admissions if they are waived from submitting ACT/SAT scores.
Applicants who have been waived from submitting test scores may still be required to take English and math placement tests to be placed in the appropriate General Education courses.
**** Only required if you are deaf or hard of hearing.
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The standardized testing requirements for your chosen degree program are in the Graduate School Catalog, including the MAT and GRE. The MAT is offered every month, while the GRE is available every six months through the Office for Career Education & Professional Development (Office for Career Success).
All test scores must be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office directly from the testing center you use. Give them Gallaudet’s code: R5240. The results are generally sent to Gallaudet within six to eight weeks. For further information concerning testing, contact the test providers listed below:
Most programs require a goal statement. The goal statement should prove that your past achievements will enable you to succeed in your graduate program(s). The faculty selection committee reviews these statements and includes them with your application.
You can apply for two graduate programs. Simply follow the application instructions required for each program.
If you are already a student in one program and would like to add another program of study, you may do so, but you need to apply for the additional program and follow that program’s application requirements. Make sure you ask the chair of your current program to write a letter indicating that you are in good academic standing and are approved to add another program of study.
Regardless of how you are applying for additional programs, you can use the same supporting materials, such as references and test scores.
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