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Graduate Admission

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At Old Dominion University, graduate students engage in small classes with dedicated faculty who are professionals in their fields. Each of our graduate programs offer challenging courses as well as excellent research opportunities.

Learning the modern way - the ODU way - isn't one dimensional. It sparks your imagination, taps all of your senses, and makes use of today's technologies. It's equal parts thought and action, knowledge and skill. You can't know without doing or do without knowing.

The architects of this experience are masters in their fields, recognized by peers, organizations, businesses, and industries across the country. That's not what gets them excited, though. They're much more inspired by getting to know you, the way you think, and see things; they want to join in discovering how you will make your mark.

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Programs of Study

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With nearly 100 master's and doctoral level degree programs from which to choose, you will find your match at ODU. Explore our programs for the degree that awaits you at your destination.

Costs, Fees & Financial Aid


The costs and financing of your education are critical pieces of putting together your graduate school experience. Learn more about ODU's tuition, fees and available financial aid.

English Proficiency

Perry Library

If your native language is not English you must provide evidence of English proficiency to enroll in classes. Be prepared and find out about ODU's requirements.

Explore ODU

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Students On-Campus

The best way to get to know ODU is to visit! Come by for an opportunity to meet with a faculty member from your department.

Rich Campus Community

Students in Webb Center

On one of the most diverse campuses in Virginia, there is no end to the fascinating mix of stories you'll hear, people you'll meet, and the interests you'll share. Those interests are reflected in the more than 200 clubs and organizations on campus open for discovery. Check out the Bhangra Maniacs or Minds About Progress. The Nichi-Bei Club or the Propeller Club. SURGE, F.O.R.E.I.G.N.E.R.S., 3D, or the Anime Club. Better Understanding, the Mace and Crown, One Degree Matters, or the Monarch Maniacs.

Living in the Community

Students On-Campus

The community surrounding the campus offers a multitude of housing options for ODU graduate students. Housing & Residence Life offers a housing search service to help you find your housing match.

Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads is what Norfolk and the surrounding region is called. It's the crossroads of many of the events that shaped America - the very first European settlers in the "New World," the American Revolution, and the Civil War. The marks of those experiences make the city and the region a rich place to explore. Also nearby is one of America's most popular vacation spots, Virginia Beach (20 minutes away), and three hours away is Washington, D.C., with some of the greatest museums and monuments in the world.

East Coast View, Norfolk

University Profile

Enrollment 25,000
17:1 Students per faculty member
3.08 Hours drive to Washington, D.C.
167 Courses of study
108 Countries represented on campus
250 Student organizations