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Interpretation, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Washington, D. C., DC, United States
Interpretation from Gallaudet University consists of a comprehensive, sequenced, and integrated series of courses and experiences that are intended to provide students with knowledge, fieldwork, techniques and interpreting skills in interactive interpreting in education, medical, business and government settings. 
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At Interpretation from Gallaudet University students take supporting courses in ASL and Deaf studies, biology, business, communication studies, linguistics and psychology, 

Graduates with Interpretation from Gallaudet University will:

  • apply academic, professional, real world and current events knowledge to the choices and decisions they make while interpreting.
  • demonstrate an understanding of multi-cultural approaches to the work of interpretation, and are able to demonstrate effective bi-lingual and bi-cultural practice within their work and with diverse populations.
  • assess and analyze their own competencies for interpreting in relation to a variety of interpreting settings and in relation to a variety of participants in interpreted interactions.
  • effectively interpret face-to-face encounters in dialogic/one-on-one, small group and low-risk monologic settings with a variety of participants.
  • apply professional standards, practices, and ethics, not limited to the tenets of the Code of Professional Conduct, to their work.
  • effectively conduct a small research project on topics related to interpretation.
  • demonstrate professional boundaries with consumers, with respect and tact.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Biology
  • Interpreting
  • Sign Language & Sign Systems
  • Interactive Discourse Analysis
  • Interpreting Interaction: Translation and Consecutive Interpretation
  • Interpreting Interaction: Medical
  • Interpreting Interaction: Education
  • Interpreting Interaction: Business-Government

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

  • International

    24768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24768 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

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

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 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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