About this Program

This certificate program is designed to help working maritime and port professionals develop and sharpen their maritime and port management skills. This online Graduate Certificate can give you the ability to develop logistics solutions for your organization as you gain an understanding of how companies use international shipping and supply chain networks to acquire and deliver goods and services domestically and worldwide. The program consists of four graduate level courses that expose students to international shipping, port management, maritime law, port operations an planning.

Program Highlights

  • Maritime program is ranked 8th in the world in port research over 1980-2009, a 30-year time period

  • Earn verifiable and relevant competencies through taking four maritime and shipping courses

  • On campus, online, or hybrid of on-campus and online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestone

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Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Logistics Analysts

$78,740 Median Salary

Analyze product delivery or supply chain processes to identify or recommend changes. May manage route activity including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracing.

Transportation Managers

$100,740 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.


What are the requirements to apply for Maritime, Ports & Logistics Management at ODU?
Students entering the Certificate program in Maritime, Ports & Logistics Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements Graduate Admission.


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid



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