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.

Apply now! 

Whether you are interested in undergraduate or graduate studies at Gallaudet, the best way to learn about us is to visit! Come explore our historical campus, our academic programs, financial aid, and all that Washington, D.C. has to offer!

Come visit and learn more!


Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) is an annual program to welcome new graduate students to our unique bilingual and multicultural environment and prepare them for their graduate school experience. During GSO, you will become familiar with Gallaudet University resources and have an opportunity to connect with your...

Meet the Team

Tami Santimyer

Director, Graduate Enrollment

Erin Fisher

Admissions Counselor

Joseph Wu

Graduate Communications Coordinator

Zeshan Shafiq

Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Nicholaus Nero

Associate Admissions Counselor



I got in! Now what?

Congratulations on your admission and welcome to Gallaudet! Follow the instructions in your Admissions letter and subsequent communications to obtain important information and links for registration, housing, dining, and health services.

You are welcome to come to our offices in Kendall Hall in Gallaudet, use our online form to contact us, or contact your admissions counselor

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. Review your Graduate Program page carefully to be aware of all application requirements. 

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 Director of Graduate Enrollment makes the final decision after receiving an admission recommendation from the department of your graduate program.

The American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) is a holistic language proficiency evaluation and an admissions requirement for several of our graduate programs.

To check to see if your recommendations, scores, and transcripts have been received or the status of your decision, visit your Application Status page.

Applicants should request their school send their electronic transcript directly to your Admissions Counselor.

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. Evidence of having previously earned a graduate degree may also be required by certain graduate programs.

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. Keep in mind that any transcript we receive must include individual courses and grades earned for each course.

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:

  • Graduate Assistantships
  • College Work-Study
  • Perkins or Stafford student loans
  • Scholarships
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

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.

Absolutely. A campus visit plays a crucial role in determining if the college or university you are considering is right for you. To learn more about scheduling a campus visit, visit our Maguire Welcome Center webpage.

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!

Get the Details

Fill out our inquiry form for an Admissions Counselor to contact you.

Inquiry Form

Apply Today

Create an account to start Your Applications.

Create an Account

Contact the Admissions Office?

Graduate Admissions

Contact Us

Graduate Admissions

Kendall Hall

(202) 524-9646

9:00 am-5:00 pm
9:00 am-5:00 pm
9:00 am-5:00 pm
9:00 am-5:00 pm
9:00 am-5:00 pm

Select what best describes your relationship to Gallaudet University so we can effectively route your email.
By submitting this form, I opt in to receive select information and deaf resources from Gallaudet University via email.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.