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Are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree? Gallaudet has strong programs in deaf education, ASL and deaf studies, Interpretation and so much more.

Visit our Graduate Programs website to learn more, or fill out the Graduate Inquiry Form.

Are you ready to apply? First, you may need to know what your specific program requires.

Interested in taking particular graduate courses, but not pursue a degree? Learn more about our Graduate Special Student option.

Are you an International applicant? Visit our International Applicants page for more information.

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Meet the Team


Tami Santimyer

Director Graduate Enrollment


Erin Fisher

Admissions Counselor

Joseph Wu

Graduate Communications Coordinator

Zeshan Shafiq

Graduate Admissions Coordinator



I got in! Now what?
Congratulations on your admission and welcome to Gallaudet! You can now follow the instructions in your Admissions letter to access the New Graduate Student Portal page to view important information and links for registration, housing, dining, and health services.
You are welcome to come into the office to speak with an administrator, call us, or use our online form.
Academia Questions
Gallaudet offers a wide variety of world-class graduate programs that are designed to help students develop practical and highly marketable professional skills and prepare for further graduate degrees. Please refer the Graduate Programs page for the list of graduate programs offered by Gallaudet.
Preparing to Apply
All prospective graduate students should apply using the online graduate application.. Printed applications are available upon request. Additional, supplemental application requirements vary by the program. Carefully read the Graduate Admissions page and the supplemental information pages for specific program and entrance exam requirements.
Most applications for enrolling in the fall semester are due on February 15th. However, if you are interested in the Clinical Psychology program, their deadline is February 1.
Your application is available to the program for review as soon as you submit your application form. However, an admission decision will not be made until your application file is complete, including all of the required supplemental materials.
Common Questions
The Dean of the Graduate School makes the final decision after receiving an admission recommendation from the department of your graduate program.
You can help us process your application promptly by following these simple tips:
  • Read all instructions carefully
  • Always use your full name on all documents/forms
  • Adhere to the program deadline by sending the required additional, supplemental documents in a timely manner
  • Be sure to put your name and page number when you are sending documents that have more than one page
  • If you are submitting your documents electronically, please use this address to submit required documents: Contact
The American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) is a holistic language proficiency evaluation and an admissions requirement for several of our graduate programs.
Absolutely. A campus visit plays a crucial role in determining if the college or university you are considering is right for you.
Checking the status is the fastest way for you to know what activity is taking place with your application, including your admissions decision. Check to see if your recommendations, scores, and transcripts have been received. Please visit Application Status page for more information.
Applicants should request their school send their electronic transcript directly to Contact.
Yes, applicants are required to submit transcripts of each college or university they have attended.
  • A college senior should submit a transcript of work completed in the first semester of the senior year as soon as it is available.
  • Applicants who have attended a study abroad program or enrolled in college courses while in high school do not need separate transcripts if the course names, credits, and grades are listed on the main institution’s transcript.
  • Applicants who have received degrees from institutions outside the U.S. must provide certified copies and certified English translations of transcripts or records of all previous post-secondary education.
Yes, you will need to send the official transcripts of all undergraduate study, including evidence of having received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, as part of your application. Those applying during their final undergraduate year are required to submit a final transcript after completion of their bachelor’s degree and before enrolling in their first semester of graduate study.
Yes, all transcripts submitted to the Graduate School need to be in English. International applicants are required to provide their transcript through a credential verification service for us to receive an official transcript in English and converted to the USA grading system. See the link for a list of institutions to evaluate and ‘translate’ your academic institution’s grading and credit system.
Even if the degree has not yet been conferred when you are offered admission at Gallaudet, you must submit official transcripts and certified documents showing all degrees conferred as soon as they become available.
You can find detailed information on the tuition and fees for U.S. and International students on our Tuition and Fees webpage.
Graduate students can obtain aid from the following major sources:
  • Gallaudet Grant-In-Aid
  • College Work-Study
  • Perkins or Stafford student loans and
  • Scholarships.
You can apply for student financial aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing the FAFSA is the first step toward getting federal aid for college, career school, or graduate school.
Services and Support
The Center of Continuing Studies offers sign language classes. Some of our American Sign Language (ASL) classes are offered online through ASL Connect. Be sure and check it out!
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