Areas of Study

Gallaudet University is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). This voluntary agreement among states and U.S. territories establishes comparable standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. As of 2018, 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are members; California is currently the only state not yet part of SARA.
As an institutional member of NC-SARA, Gallaudet is authorized to deliver online programs in other NC-SARA member states. Gallaudet is exempt from seeking specific authorization from California.
Students may pursue online and hybrid enrollment in the following programs:

  • B.A. in Deaf Studies for Online Degree Completion Program
  • B.A. in Psychology for Online Degree Completion Program (online)
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (hybrid)
  • M.A. in School Counseling – Summers and Online (hybrid)
  • M.A. in Deaf Education: Advanced Studies (online)
  • M.A. in Sign Language Education (hybrid)
  • Certificate in American Sign Language/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education (online)
  • Certificate in Educating Deaf Students with Disabilities (online)
  • Certificate in Infants, Toddlers, and their Families: Collaboration and Leadership (hybrid)
  • Certificate in Peer Mentoring Training (hybrid)

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