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What will I learn?

M.S. in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education is a teacher training program that is certified by the Council on Education of the Deaf (CED). Our graduates are eligible for professional certification through CED. Graduates may also apply for state licensure as a teacher of deaf/Hard of hearing students in early childhood through 12th grade. Master's students also have the option of a non-teacher’s track (with thesis).

Program Requirements

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the master's program.
  • A minimum of 36 hours are required for graduation. Additional courses may be required for certification as per candidate specialization.
  • View degree course requirements in LU's online catalog.
  • Graduate students are required to be fluent in American Sign Language and must complete a minimum of 12 weeks of supervised student teaching in deaf education within the state of Texas.

Career Paths

The deaf and hard of hearing master’s program is designed to serve the 40 to 50 percent of deaf and hard of hearing children who are also diagnosed with an additional disability. This program prepares you for Texas teacher certification and to acquire the competencies specifically needed to support learning and development in children with hearing loss.

Which department am I in?

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Study options

Full Time (36 hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,479.00 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
Start date

17 August 2021


College of Fine Arts and Communication



77710, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students who hold a bachelor's degree and wish to pursue a master's degree at Lamar University.

For international students

A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

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

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