M.A. in Deaf Studies

Masters in Deaf Studies

M.A. in Deaf Studies is a research program made up of 36 credit hours of course work.  We have a full-time track that includes four full semesters, and two summers. A part-time track is available depending on course offerings. Our program welcomes Deaf and hearing graduate students.

Visit LU's Accessibility Resource Center website for information on support services. 

Admission Requirements

  1. Complete admissions application online through the Apply Texas (Visit LU's graduate admissions website for additional information.)
  2. Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended, including the accredited institution from which the applicant has earned a bachelor's degree.
  3. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.
  4. Take the GRE. Applicants must meet the admission standard according to the formula (GPA X 50) + (GRE Verbal+Quanitative) is equal or greater than 428. The GRE is offered through the LU Career and Testing Center. All applicants must have the Educational Testing Service submit GRE scores directly to Lamar University. 
  5. Provide evidence of American Sign Language competency based on the ASL-PI. 
  6. Provide three letters of support.
  7. Complete an interview with DSDE faculty.

Program Requirements

  1. Maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the master's program. 
  2. A minimum of 36 hours are required for graduation. 
  3. Graduate students are required to be fluent in American Sign Language.