24 months
27270 USD/year
18180 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Interpretation from Gallaudet University is designed to prepare interpreters and researchers who will provide exemplary services and become leaders in the field. 


Interpretation from Gallaudet University offers two concentrations, Combined Interpreting Practice and Research (CIPR) and Interpreting Research (IR). The concentrations are available for Deaf, hard-of- hearing, and hearing people who meet the University's Graduate School and Department of Interpretation admission requirements. 

Graduates with Interpretation from Gallaudet University will be able to:

  • employ academic, professional, and world knowledge to the choices and decisions they make while interpreting.
  • support and justify the use of points of view representing multi-cultural approaches in the work of interpretation.
  • evaluate their own competencies for interpreting in relation to a variety of interpreting settings and participants in interpreted interactions.
  • effectively interpret face-to-face encounters in dialogic settings with a variety of participants
  • Graduates of the MA in Interpretation Program will be able to effectively interpret face-to-face encounters in monologic settings with a variety of participants.
  • evaluate professional standards, practices, and ethics, not limited to the tenets of the Code of Professional Conduct, for use in their interpreting practice.
  • appraise theoretical knowledge of interpretation studies in their interpreting practice, analyses, and research questions.
  • effectively design and carry out all phases of small-scale research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Interpreting
  • Structure of Language for Interpreters: American Sign Language and English
  • Discourse Analysis for Interpreters
  • Interpreting
  • Interpreting Legal Discourse
  • Interpreting Mental Health Discourse
  • Research Methods in Interpretation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

March 15th or until all possible slots are filled. Students are accepted on a rolling basis.




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript of all college work
  • TOEFL score (international applicants)
  • Three letters of reference 
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Valid certification from RID (CSC, NIC, CI/CT, CDI), NAD (III, IV, or V), AVLIC (COI), or documented equivalent for international applicants
  • ASLPI result of 4 or higher for ASL users
  • ASLPI result of 3 or higher for international students who are non-ASL users
  • Portfolio of unrehearsed interpreting samples in applicants' working languages
  • One additional goals statement relating to ethics and professional practice
  • A completed Graduate School Application Form, including payment of the $75 non-refundable application fee.
  • At least a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average (GPA) in undergraduate and previous graduate work. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27270 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18180 USD per year during 24 months.
  • International students (Developing countries): $27,270 per year
  • International students (Non-Developing countries): $36,360 per year

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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