Deaf Studies

Interpreter Education Program


Our Interpreter Education Program (IEP) is a two-year cohorted program for majors pursuing the ASL/English Interpreting Concentration within the Deaf Studies major.  Our IEP is a rigorous program where students learn about the signed language-spoken language interpreting processes and how to work with diverse populations through skills development and practicum settings. To be considered for admission to the Interpreter Education Program, students are required to apply and undergo our screening process. For more information on eligibility and the application process, please see below.

 FALL 2022 IEP Cohort Application Period – NOW CLOSED

The application period for the Fall 2022 Interpreter Education Program (IEP) is now closed. 

Information on the application process for the Fall 2023 IEP Cohort will be posted in January 2023.  NOTE: If you are not a CSUN student and want to apply for the Fall 2023 IEP Cohort, you are also REQUIRED to apply to the university by November 2022.  For more information about admission requirements/deadlines, please visit the university website for prospective students:



Must be a current/continuing CSUN student in good standing OR a prospective student who has applied to attend CSUN starting in Fall 2023 and are awaiting official acceptance.  NOTE: Prospective students are eligible to apply to the IEP Program and participate in the entire application/screening process.  However, admission/acceptance into the program will require official proof of acceptance to CSUN for Fall 2023.  

Completion of DEAF 281 (ASL IV) or equivalent with a grade of B or better.

NOTE: Completion of any of the following advanced ASL development courses is recommended but is NOT REQUIRED in order to apply and be considered for acceptance into the program: 

DEAF 300 (Advanced ASL Conversation)

DEAF 350 (Principles of Sign Language Interpretation)

DEAF 370 (ASL/English Translation)


Applicants must:

Understand adult-level ASL discourse; and       

Have an above-average working vocabulary in ASL and English


The application for the Fall 2023 Cohort with complete instructions/deadlines will be available in January 2023.  Continue to check this website for updates.