Thank you for your interest in the M.S. in Ed: DHHE degree

Here are some details to keep in mind as you work towards submitting your application.

Application Deadlines

The program accepts new students in Fall term only, and you must apply two terms prior to entry.

Fall 2016 entry:

  • Apply directly to Graduate Programs by April 1, 2016.
  • Apply to the program by April 1, 2016.

Fall 2017 entry:

  • TBA April 2017


  • Must have a prior Bachelor’s degree
  • Must have completed the following courses prior to applying:
    • LING 210
    • SPED 418/518
    • PSY 201 or PSY 218
    • TPD 456/556

Application Process

  1. Apply to be a WOU graduate student ($60 fee) start the application process
    •  Submit this form to the Graduate Office, Administration Building Office 107. Submit all WOU Graduate School application materials to the Graduate Office at least one week prior to the program admission deadline.
    • Please provide sealed official transcripts from the college or university that granted your bachelor’s degree and from all other institutions of higher education where you completed coursework. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter hours (60 semester hours) of coursework is required. If you have less than a 3.0 GPA, you can be admitted with sufficient MAT or GRE scores (see next point). Students who have already obtained a master’s degree from an accredited institution will have their GPA requirement waived.
    • MAT or GRE score: If your GPA is 3.0 or higher, you do not have to submit test scores. If your GPA is less than 3.0, your minimum required score for the (a) MAT: 395 or higher; (b) GRE: minimum quantitative score: 147 and minimum verbal score: 148 and a 3.5 or higher on the Analytical Writing section.
  2. Apply to Master of Science in Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education (DHHE) program.  Acceptance into the program is contingent upon acceptance into the Graduate Program. Find the DHHE application here:
  3. We will let you know via email about university acceptance within 7 days of interview process completion
  4. Enroll in classes! (You will have to pay a one-time $300 matriculation fee at this point.)

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Out of State Students

If you don’t live in Oregon and are applying for an online program, we welcome applications from residents of most states. However, Western Oregon University is unable to accept new distance students residing in Alabama and Maryland at this time. Distance students in some other states may face additional restrictions regarding program admission. Visit our State Authorization page to learn more.



Patrick Graham Dr. Patrick Graham Program Coordinator & Asst. Professor Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Program Kathy Heide Kathy Heide Administrative Program Assistant Division of Deaf Studies and Professional Studies | 503-838-8322