Citing dwindling enrollment and limited faculty resources and support, the Gallaudet University Department of Counseling has made the difficult decision to put its master’s degree programs on hold. The department has already closed its Summers and Online School Counseling Program, and is not recruiting new students for its School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. Current students will be able to complete their programs, and faculty may assume other roles within the university. A process will be created for program alumni who need information for certification and licensure.

The Department of Counseling, established in 1971, has a storied history and has graduated over 1,000 students. Says department chair Kendra L. Smith, “Over the years, the dedication and investment of current and past faculty and staff members of the Department of Counseling has been without equal. Our hearts have been invested in our students, alumni, programs, and department from the beginning.”

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