Academics
Areas of Study

Overview

Our Deaf Studies program allows students to be at the forefront of research and exploration for the deaf and hard of hearing community. A diverse, well-published faculty ensures students enter the social and cultural climate of the deaf community with confidence and the tools to advance the world’s understanding of human diversity. Students will build a foundation in the historical, sociological, and cultural aspects of the deaf community to prepare for careers in deaf education, linguistics, interpretation, sociology, or social work.

Areas of Study

Undergraduate

B.A. in Deaf Studies

The Deaf Studies program provides students with a fundamental education in the historical, sociological, and cultural aspects of the deaf community. With this experience and education, students are ready for...

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Minor in Deaf Studies

A minor in Deaf Studies provides students with a fundamental understanding of the historical, sociological, and cultural aspects of the deaf community.

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Graduate

Certificate in Deaf Cultural Studies

The Graduate Certificate Program in Deaf Cultural Studies provides students with historical and theoretical foundations in Deaf Studies.

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M.A. in Deaf Studies: Cultural Studies

Students in the Master's in Deaf Studies program will gain further insight into the deaf community through a deeper dive into a diverse program of study ranging from critical theory...

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M.A. in Deaf Studies: Language and Human Rights

For students passionate about changing the world for deaf and hard of hearing people, a Master’s in Deaf Studies: Language and Human Rights is an inspiring pathway. Usher in a...

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Online Degrees and Certifications

B.A. in Deaf Studies for Online Degree Completion Program

The Deaf Studies program provides students with a fundamental education in the historical, sociological, and cultural aspects of the deaf community. With this experience and education, students can look forward...

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Deaf Studies Minor for ODCP Psychology Majors

Requirements for Admission to an ODCP Minor in Deaf Studies Students must pass GSR 103 and DST 101 with a grade of “B” or better prior to declaring a minor...

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Psychology Minor for ODCP Deaf Studies Majors

Requirements for Admission to an ODCP Minor in Psychology Students must complete all pre-minor and minor courses with a “C” or better. In addition, students wishing to declare a Psychology...

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Programs

Deaf Studies Digital Journal
The Deaf Studies Digital Journal (DSDJ) is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by Gallaudet University. Through video articles, signed literature, interviews, reviews, and historical resources, DSDJ is dedicated to the promotion of quality content and works about sign language and deaf communities.

Opportunities

Faculty and Staff

Program Director

H-Dirksen Bauman

Professor/Certificate Program Coordinator

Faculty and Staff

Tawny Hlibok
Deaf Studies

Associate Professor

Carolyn McCaskill
Deaf Studies

Professor/Founding Director

Octavian Robinson
Deaf Studies

Associate Professor

Joseph Murray
Deaf Studies

Professor/Program Director, Deaf Studies, Online Degree Completion Program

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