American Sign Language Certificate

With the American Sign Language (ASL) certificate in the College of Public Health, you will develop intermediate-level skills in the widely used language of the deaf in the U.S. and Canada. Through the curriculum, you will also learn about American Deaf culture and gain valuable insight for future encounters with deaf individuals in professional and social contexts. The certificate program will allow you to build preliminary skills for additional education in ASL-to-English translation, interpretation, or education of the deaf and hearing impaired.  

Classes and Curriculum

The certificate consists of four courses, sequenced to cover ASL levels one through four. You’ll also examine deaf culture and history in a global framework, as well as genetic and social factors related to deafness in select communities. 

Graduation Requirements

You’ll take a total of 12 credits to fulfill the certificate. The first two classes may be taken at an Honors level.

Who might be interested?

The certificate can only be earned by students pursuing a graduate or an undergraduate degree at Temple. This certificate is well suited to students majoring in

  • Anthropology;
  • Cognitive Science;
  • Education;
  • English;
  • Neuroscience;
  • Speech, Language and Hearing Science; and
  • Psychology.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with the university’s commitment to access and affordability, the College of Public Health offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support. The ASL certificate program is only offered to undergraduate students enrolled at Temple. 

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $19,272.00 per year
Out-of-state: $32,976.00 per year



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