Deaf Studies

A Female student practices signing.


Our deaf studies certificate program in the School of Education within the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) is designed to provide an understanding of deaf culture and basic American Sign Language skills. The structure of this certificate program allows you to focus on the heritage and culture of deaf individuals in Cincinnati and across the nation.

ASL Placement Policy

To view the ASL placement policy, click here.

Program Objectives

By graduation, you will have:

  • Built American Sign Language skills
  • Obtained knowledge about the heritage and culture of the deaf community
  • Prepared to work in fields such as education, rehabilitation, social work, and law



The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Where We Are


255C Teacher-Dyer Complex
West Campus
University of Cincinnati

Additional Information

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