Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Graduate Program

Why pursue a master’s degree in the education of the deaf and hard of hearing?

You can earn your degree and receive teaching certification in two years. You'll gain clinical experience working in our state-of-the-art laboratories and clinics, while developing a diverse understanding of communication issues through our comprehensive curriculum philosophy.

Mentorship from our faculty will help cultivate your research and communication skills, and our small class sizes and individualized attention will enhance your learning.

If you have a desire to help people that live with auditory issues and you would like to work as an educator, this is a great path for you. The program offers an in-depth curriculum to best prepare you for a career as a deaf educator. You will acquire both oral and manual communication skills to prepare you to serve the diverse group of learners who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Start early on your road to success

In addition to the traditional Master of Science degree, the department also offers an accelerated program in education of the deaf and hard of hearing wherein outstanding undergraduate students can begin their graduate course work during the second semester of their junior year. Students interested in continuing their education may also prepare for entry into a PhD program.

Program approval

The program concentration in the education of the deaf and hard of hearing has been approved by the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED).

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Careers and outcomes

Deaf educators have excellent prospects in the job market due to the rising enrollment of special education students.


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