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Gallaudet University PhD in American Sign Language

3 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
YES Online Classes

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. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the doctor’s degree program in ASL, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, whether or not the degree is offered online, 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

Part-time graduates at Gallaudet paid an average of $1,010 per credit hour in 2019-2020. This tuition was the same 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?

If you’re one of the many students who want the flexibility of distance learning courses, you’ll be happy to hear that Gallaudet offers online option in its ASL doctor’s degree program. 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*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 3 students received their doctor’s degree in ASL. The gender and racial-ethnic breakdown of those individuals is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Women made up around 66.7% of the ASL students who took home a doctor’s degree in 2019-2020. This is about the same as the countrywide number of 66.7%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a doctor’s degree in ASL at Gallaudet in 2019-2020, 33.3% were racial-ethnic minorities*. 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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