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The International Development Master’s of Arts Degree Program (IDMA) prepares students to advocate, design, implement, monitor and evaluate social change activities in collaboration with Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing people, and people with disabilities, at local, national and international levels. IDMA coursework provides practical experience examining legal and social policy frameworks, political and economic conditions, sociocultural and language-centered values and rights, and other features of contemporary life that contribute to or impede social participation and social justice.
The Global Leadership in Deaf-Centered Disability Inclusive DRR & Emergency Planning is an 18-credit graduate certificate program/undergraduate minor track developed to train professionals in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency...
Admissions Procedures Applicants for the M.A. in International Development must complete the application procedures and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Visit the Graduate Admissions website for...
Spring 2022 – Issue #26 (May)
A partnership between Gallaudet University and Howard University's Bunche International Affairs Center encourages eligible candidates seeking to study International Development at Gallaudet University to apply for the Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program.
Payne Fellowship Director, Ms. Eurica Huggins Axum, which is a "highly competitive national fellowship program that identifies and trains outstanding individuals for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)."
Named in honor of longtime development champion, the late Congressman Donald M. Payne, the fellowship encourages the application of members of historically underrepresented groups in international development careers and those with financial need. Selected through a rigorous nationwide competition every year, Payne Fellows attend U.S. graduate programs throughout the country, participate in professional development activities in Washington, D.C. and complete internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID Missions abroad.A partnership between Gallaudet University and Howard University's Bunche International Affairs Center encourages eligible candidates seeking to study International Development at Gallaudet University to apply for the Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program.
Payne Fellows enter the Foreign Service upon completion of the fellowship program and fulfillment of USAID entry requirements. To learn more about the Payne Fellowship, visit The Payne Fellows website.
Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Pickering Fellowship finances two-year graduate programs for students interested in careers in Foreign Services. The fellowship includes two summer internships, mentorship from a Foreign Services Officer, and additional professional development opportunities.
Learn more about the Pickering Fellowship here.
Vodcast: Deaf Youth Disaster Experiences & Action Vodcast description: Deaf youth leaders are generating attention to climate change issues and social injustices through taking action in their communities and on a global scale. This vodcast (video-cast) introduces two Deaf youth leaders, their disaster-related experiences, and...
For updates on IDMA activities and events, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 2017 1st Annual Deaf Leadership in International Development Panel 2018 2nd Annual Deaf Leadership in International Development Panel 2019 3rd Annual Deaf Leadership in International Development Panel 2021 4th Annual Deaf...
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