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Doctor of Education in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education Lamar University


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Degree Description

The Lamar University Doctor of Education in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education prepares you for leadership roles in schools for the Deaf and teacher-trainer positions in university settings. Other career opportunities include educational interpreter, policy maker for deaf education, curriculum developer, researcher or higher education faculty, among others. This program accepts both hearing and deaf applicants.

Why Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar?

The Doctor of Education in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University offers a full-time track that takes two years, including summers and a dissertation, or a part-time track during summers only (depending on course offerings). Full-time or part-time, you'll have to complete a one-year residency.

We welcome deaf and hard of hearing graduate students, and many of our faculty are deaf. Our program has placed its graduates in colleges and universities in New Mexico, California, Maryland, Illinois, Texas and Saudi Arabia, to name a few places.

Career Paths

Internationally and domestically, there is a shortage of doctoral-trained educators of the Deaf. Lamar University's doctoral degree program in deaf studies and deaf education is taking steps to bridge that gap. Our students are taking leadership roles in schools for the Deaf and are becoming teacher trainers in university settings, among a variety of other career paths.

Primary Careers

Deaf Educator, Educational Interpreter, Policymaker, Curriculum Developer

Career Areas

  • Education
  • Policy
  • Research
  • Curriculum
  • Leadership
  • Training

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Education in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.

Full Time (60 hours)

Tuition fees

$18,479.00 (13,47,311) per year

USD $10,349 for 12 hours; USD $7,849 for 9 hours; USD $5,315 for 6 hours; USD $2,781 for 3 hours




College of Fine Arts and Communication



77710, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicant must have a master’s degree in deaf education or related field.

English Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL Internet Based Total - 79; TOEFL Computer Based Total - 213; TOEFL Paper-Based Total - 550; IELTS Total - 6.5.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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