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American Sign Language

Gallaudet University

48 months
24768 USD/year
16512 USD/year
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With American Sign Language from Gallaudet University you will become fluent in ASL and gain firsthand insight into the global deaf and hard of hearing community.


American Sign Language from Gallaudet University is the premier educational institution to identify ASL as a true and independent language.

Graduates with American Sign Language from Gallaudet University will:

  • Demonstrate theoretical and analytical knowledge of ASL linguistics and Literature.
  • Theoretical and analytical knowledge of the role of ASL in education, politics and media.
  • Students in the program will produce college level ASL and English texts that demonstrate knowledge of, and critical inquiry into, key concepts in the ASL discipline.
  • Students of the program will recognize the importance of the ASL expert as a system change agent and apply this in practice inside and outside the classroom utilizing effective leadership, advocacy, consultation, and collaboration to influence change on the individual, group, and organizational and systemic levels.
  • Demonstrate preparation for future career employment in the field of ASL

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • ASL Literature: Poetry
  • Practices in ASL Analysis and Critique
  • ASL Elocution: Applications
  • Discourse Features in ASL
  • Language Attitudes and Ethics
  • Sign Language Rights and Advocacy
  • ASL Instruction
  • Application to ASL Instruction
  • Deaf Culture
  • Dynamics of Oppression
  • Structure of American Sign Language

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Rolling admissions for national students until all spaces are filled.
  • International deadline for fall admission on July 1 is the priority deadline




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an online application
    • $50 application fee
    • An essay (the essay question can be found in the online application)
    • A letter of recommendation from an academic teacher who teaches core subjects such as English, mathematics, or social studies
    • Unofficial high school and college transcripts (if applicable)
    • ACT , SAT, or TOEFL scores (or alternative testing)
    • Audiogram
    • Certification of Finances form
    • Sponsor's Affidavit of Support form
    • F-1 Transfer Request form (if transferring from a college in the U.S.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24768 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    16512 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16512 USD per year during 48 months.
  • International students (Developing countries): $24,768 per year
  • International students (Non-Developing countries): $33,024 per year

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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