Deaf Education and Hearing Science

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

24 months
50 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Master of Deaf Education and Hearing Science Program, nationally certified by the Council on Education of the Deaf, was created in 2002 in order to provide graduate students in deaf education and medicine the opportunity to build the relationships needed to provide quality services to children with hearing loss.


This program is one of only a handful in the country that provides intensive training in how to help children with hearing loss develop spoken language through the use of residual hearing, high-powered hearing aids and modern surgical procedures such as cochlear implants. The San Antonio based program holds courses at an approved off campus location, Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children. A Houston based cohort is accepted biannually with synchronous courses held via teleconference at the Center for Hearing and Speech.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Factors In Child Language Acquisition
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • Speech Mech-Anatomy/Physiology/Acoustics
  • Language Development
  • Speech for Hearing Impaired Student
  • Aural (Re) Habilitation
  • Comp Assessment, Counseling, Management
  • Curriculum Mod-Child W/Hear Loss

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hometown or county of residence that has been designated a medically underserved and/or health professions shortage area, especially South Texas
  • Employment history, especially as it occurred simultaneously with undergraduate academic preparation
  • Positions of leadership held
  • Public/community service or volunteer activities
  • Volunteer activities in education-related areas
  • Prior experience in providing educational-related services
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Communication skills – as demonstrated in the essay and personal interview
  • Commitment/desire to serve in an underserved region of the state following graduation
  • Reference letters or recommendations

Tuition Fee

  • National

    50 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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Deaf Education and Hearing Science
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