Master of Arts

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Program in Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Master of Arts

M.A. is a 32-36 credit program leading to a Masters Degree in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This program begins during the summer and can be completed full-time in one year.


Candidates must submit:

  • All previous university transcripts,
  • Letters of reference,
  • Personal statement
  • GRE scores
  • Ph.D. applicants should also submit a writing sample.

As the program is demanding undergraduate GPAs of 3.00 are recommended for the M.A. and the Ed.M. programs. If you are interested in speaking with one of our faculty or a current student before applying please contact us.

Given a complete application, applicants are screened and promising applicants are invited for an on campus interview, a phone interview or a Skype interview. Our faculty makes admissions decisions on the cumulative evidence.

Mean GPAs for 2016 and 2017: Students admitted in 2016 cohort had a mean GPA of 3.45. Students admitted in 2017 cohort had a mean GPA of 3.51.


Though admissions for the program are rolling, early submission is encouraged. The program is small and interested in maintaining personal relationships with candidates in order to ensure the best possible teacher preparation experience. Thus there is a clear benefit for submitting early as applicants who apply early are screened sooner, possibly invited to interview, and possibly accepted. Applicants who file late will be considered but may have less of a chance of being admitted.

The Admission Office runs tours and information sessions on a regular basis. They may be reached by calling 212-678-3710. They may also be contacted Description of the Teachers College Program in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

The M.A. and Ed.M. programs are characterized by intense training and practice with a diverse array of children with hearing loss throughout New York City (NYC). Practicum sites include local, state supported schools for the deaf, contained classrooms within the NYC Department of Education, itinerant services and private preschools that serve young children with hearing loss.

Our students participate in observation and practicum placements in every semester of the program and our students have an excellent record of obtaining positions in deaf education environments in all parts of the country upon graduation.


Our programs are fully approved and accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP), Middle States and Council on Education of the Deaf (CED).

Masters Degree Handbook

Please download this guide to our degrees for more detailed information.