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Master's & Credential Program

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The hybrid Master’s and Education Specialist Program in Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) at Mount Saint Mary's University is founded on five principles: Passion, Excellence, Advocacy, Respect, and Leadership (PEARL). These foundational principles make for a career choice that is IMPACTFUL. Our grads have become published authors, state coordinators, program directors, and teacher-leaders in the field.

Philosophy of the program:

The program focuses on the use of state-of-the-art hearing technology that allows children who are deaf or hard of hearing to develop listening and spoken language. Principles in family-centered support and interdisciplinary practice are emphasized throughout the program.


  • Master of Science (MS) in Deaf Education
  • Preliminary Specialist Credential: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)
  • 8-semester program (3 years) with synchronous, online courses available after 3:30 pm.

Financial Aid:

  • State and Federal Grants cover more than half the tuition