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2022 Best American Sign Language Master's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

2 Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region
47 Master's Degrees
American Sign Languagemaster's programs are on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of popularity. In fact, the major degree program ranks #238 out of the 326 majors we look at each year. This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 2 schools in the Middle Atlantic Region to determine which ones were the best for American Sign Language students pursuing a master's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 47 master's degrees in American Sign Language to qualified students.

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Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of master's graduates during the early years of their career. That is, everyone wants their master's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on American Sign Language students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other American Sign Language students want to attend this school to pursue a master's degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How much debt American Sign Language students go into to obtain their master's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized American Sign Language related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for American Sign Language students working on their master's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best American Sign Language Master's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study American Sign Language in the Middle Atlantic Region

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a master's degree in American Sign Language.

Top Middle Atlantic Region Schools for a Master's in ASL

7 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat Rochester Institute of Technology if you wish to pursue a master's degree in American Sign Language. Located in the suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.More information about a master’s in American Sign Language from Rochester Institute of Technology


Gallaudet University

Washington, DC
40 Annual Graduates
$36,404 Median Student Debt

Gallaudet University is a great choice for students pursuing a master's degree in American Sign Language. Gallaudet is a small private not-for-profit university located in the city of Washington.

Students who graduate with their master's from the ASL program state that they receive average early career earnings of $51,400.

More information about a master’s in American Sign Language from Gallaudet University

Best American Sign Language Colleges by State

Explore the best American Sign Language colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 249 8
District of Columbia 151 54

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American Sign Language is one of 17 different types of Foreign Languages & Linguistics programs to choose from.

ASL Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
American Sign Language (ASL) 26
Sign Language Interpretation & Translation 15
Linguistics of ASL & Other Sign Languages 6

Related Major Annual Graduates
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 218
Romance Languages 203
East Asian Languages 62
Classical Languages & Literature 41
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 39
Germanic Languages 17
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 14
Second Language Learning 13
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 11

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to PsiДҐedelisto. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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