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Graduate Studies


Message from the Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies

Thank you for your interest in graduate study at Old Dominion University. ODU is a vibrant, culturally diverse institution that offers a vast array of educational opportunities. Whether you are seeking a master's or doctoral degree, career advancement through licensure or certification , or, have yet to decide what your educational future might be, ODU may meet your needs. Through the university's colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Sciences, ODU offers 55 master's degrees, 42 doctoral degrees, 2 educational specialist degrees and numerous certification and licensure options. As a long-time leader in distance education, you will find that many ODU graduate degrees are offered through various delivery modes including web-based, CD Rom and video streaming. ODU has nearly 6,000 graduate students almost half of them are part-time. Our faculty is well published and recognized in the Commonwealth, nationally and internationally.

The graduate programs of Old Dominion University serve students in the Commonwealth of Virginia, throughout the United States, and around the world by creating and disseminating knowledge within and across disciplines, promoting integrity in teaching, research and scholarship; fostering cultural awareness, diversity, and inclusiveness; and increasing collaborative partnerships with Hampton Roads Community and beyond.

The Office of Graduate Studies serves as an advocate for graduate education at Old Dominion University, and collaborates with the college deans, graduate program directors, and the faculty to ensure excellence in all of our graduate programs. In addition to the many services and resources that are available to graduate students, our website includes links to all of our graduate degree programs and the names and contact information of the faculty who serve as graduate program directors. Please contact us should you have questions or desire additional information.

Best wishes,

Brenda Neumon Lewis
Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies


Education Business Industry Training

The Office of Graduate Studies offers various workshops and trainings throughout the year to meet the needs of graduate students and faculty.

Preparing Future Faculty

Garner and 2012 LENS Summer Institute Particpant

It is the mission of the ODU PFF program to expose graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to the diverse roles, responsibilities, and rewards of an academic career. In doing so it focuses particularly on the teaching and service roles sometimes not included in doctoral training.

Graduate Student Organization

Autism Study

The Graduate Student Organization’s purpose is to identify and protect the rights of graduate students, to advance their interests through professional development, and to promote graduate student participation in Old Dominion affairs.