Gallaudet University

The Graduate School

Interpretation (American Sign Language)


800 Florida Avenue Northeast

Washington, DC 20002

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Interpretation

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Gallaudet University is the only university in the world that offers both an undergraduate and a graduate degree in ASL-English Interpretation, centered around the department's award-winning interactive interpretation laboratory. Gallaudet provides a unique opportunity for interpretation majors to live, study, and interact with Deaf people from the United States and around the world. The M.A. in Interpretation program is designed to prepare and educate deaf, hard of hearing and hearing persons in working as interpreters in deaf and hearing communities. The program provides a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to interpretation, centered around the department's award-winning interactive interpretation laboratory. This program is recognized and approved by the Conference of Interpreter Trainers for meeting interpreter graduate education standards. The M.A. in Interpretation program consists of a comprehensive, sequenced, and integrated series of courses and experiences that are intended to provide students with the necessary mastery of knowledge, techniques, and skills required for entry to professional work in the field of interpretation or advanced graduate study. Close interaction among students, mentors, and faculty is provided in a setting that offers a wide array of academic and interpreting experiences. The interpreting practicum and internship varies from student to student. The M.A. interpreter preparation program mainly is in a two-year format, which consists of four semesters and one summer internship. The program requires the completion of 59 credit hours of course work. The program is available in a three-year format for students who need an additional year of advanced language classes. Part-time study is also available.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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