Areas of Study


Our Interpretation and Translation programs prepare hearing, deaf, and hard of hearing students to work as interpreters in various settings including medical, educational, business, mental health, and legal interactions. Our programs provide an interdisciplinary approach to interpretation, accompanied by a state-of-the-art interpreting laboratory and extensive fieldwork. Graduates build a firm foundation of fluency in ASL and English, interpreting ethics and best practices, deaf culture, and communication skills.

Areas of Study


B.A. in Interpretation

Our programs provide a unique opportunity for interpretation majors to live, study, and interact with deaf people from the United States and worldwide. The BAI program consists of a comprehensive,...

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M.A. in Interpretation: Combined Interpreting Practice and Research

The M.A. in Interpretation: Combined Interpreting Practice and Research prepares and educates individuals to work as professional interpreters. The program provides an interdisciplinary approach to interpretation instruction as it provides...

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M.A. in Interpretation: Interpreting Research

The M.A. in Interpretation: Interpreting Research educates individuals who have demonstrated competence in interpreting and are seeking an advanced degree. The program provides an interdisciplinary approach to interpretation instruction, with...

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Ph.D. in Translation and Interpreting Studies

The Ph.D. in Translation and Interpreting Studies is available for experienced interpreters who meet the University's Graduate School and Department of Interpretation and Translation admission requirements. The program prepares future...

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Center for the Advancement of Interpreting and Translation Research
The Gallaudet University Center for the Advancement of Interpreting and Translation Research (CAITR) provides research facilities, partnerships, and events to promote and encourage further ASL interpretation and translation empirical research.



Faculty and Staff

Program Director

Helen Thumann

Professor/School Director

Faculty and Staff



Academia Questions
You can earn up to 1.425 Professional Studies (PS) CEUs. There are 39 CEU-earning activities available at the Symposium. (Unexpected presenter cancellations may lower the CEU total).
  • Each keynote presentations is worth .075 CEUs.
  • Individual presentations are worth .05 CEUs. Registrants may earn CEUs for only one presentation per time slot.
  • The poster session is worth 0.3 CEUs. Registrants must attend the entire poster session to earn CEUs.
You can track your attendance by marking the presentations you attend on the program schedule. We will not be using barcodes or sign-in sheets at the Symposium. Registrants are responsible for accurately reporting attendance and should keep the marked program schedule or a photo for their records.
Submit evaluations of the Symposium and CEU information online at the conclusion of the Symposium.
  • After 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, visit
  • Complete the Symposium evaluation.
  • Select “Yes” to request CEUs.
  • Enter your name and RID number.*
  • Select the presentations you attended.
  • Enter your initials on the form to confirm that the information is accurate.
  • Submit! You can choose to receive email confirmation for your records.
*-Please check that your RID number and name are entered exactly as they appear on your RID Member Profile. The CEU Team will not be able to follow-up with individual members to correct member information.
You must submit your CEU information before the deadline. Please contact us to get the latest deadlines for the current year.
CEUs will be submitted to RID no later than the deadline. RID requests 4-6 weeks to update CEU/ACET transcripts. If your CEUs are not on your transcript by July or if you have questions, including needing to know the latest deadlines, contact us
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