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Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Community Studies



What will I learn?

As a student in Madonna’s Deaf Community Studies program, you will be part of a community dedicated to Deaf cultural studies in Michigan. In addition to studying a rigorous language curriculum, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the unique features and needs of the Deaf community, which will make you an invaluable asset in any field where Deaf services are provided. As the first and only university in Michigan to offer a bachelor’s degree in Deaf Community Studies, when you choose Madonna, you are choosing the leader in the field.

Founded in 1975, The Sign Language Studies (SLS) department at Madonna University was one of the first baccalaureate programs of its kind in the United States. The program boasts an international reputation and serves as an academic and cultural resource for both Deaf and hearing people throughout Michigan. A signature Madonna University program, SLS is one reflection of the institution's value of education for service.


Interpreter Coordinator
Interpreter Educator
and many more

Which department am I in?

The College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,900.00 per year
USD $830/credit for 1-11 credits; USD $12,450/semester (credits 16-18 are free) for 12-18 credits; USD $12,450/semester plus USD $830/credit over 18 for more than 19 credits
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


The College of Arts and Sciences

Room 2432 Administration Building,



48150, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For advanced standing students, they must have completed a minimum of 60 credits with a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate course work.

For international students

Current high school students and high school graduates who have not enrolled in a post-secondary institution after high school apply to Madonna as a freshman.

Cumulative high school GPA of 2.8 or above

Requirement for Undergraduate Admission:

TOEFL: 70 (iBT); IELTS: 6; MELAB: 76


Fall Semester: April 1

Winter Semester: October 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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