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Gallaudet University PhD in American Sign Language

The main focus area for this major is Sign Language Interpretation & Translation. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

American Sign Language is a major offered under the foreign languages and linguistics program of study at Gallaudet University. Here, you’ll find out more about the major doctor’s degree program in ASL, including such details as the number of graduates, ethnicity of students, related majors and concentrations, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in ASL from Gallaudet Cost?

$18,706 Average Tuition and Fees

Gallaudet Graduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time graduate tuition at Gallaudet was $1,010 per credit hour for both in-state and out-of-state students. Information about average full-time graduate student tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $18,180 $18,180
Fees $526 $526

Does Gallaudet Offer an Online PhD in ASL?

Online degrees for the Gallaudet ASL doctor’s degree program are not available at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the Gallaudet Online Learning page.

Gallaudet Doctorate Student Diversity for ASL

3 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
66.7% Women
33.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There were 3 doctor’s degrees in ASL awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

About 66.7% of the students who received their PhD in ASL in 2019-2020 were women. This is in the same ballpark of the nationwide number of 66.7%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minority graduates* made up 33.3% of the ASL doctor’s degrees at Gallaudet in 2019-2020. This is about the same as the nationwide number of 33%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 2
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

PhD in ASL Focus Areas at Gallaudet

American Sign Language students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Sign Language Interpretation & Translation 3


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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