About this Program

The linked degree programs make it possible for exceptional majors in Art History, Art Studio, Communication, Fine Arts, Geography, Individualized Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, and Women's Studies to take up to 12 hours of graduate courses while completing their undergraduate degree and to gain a head start on a graduate degree. Up to 12 graduate credits taken may be counted toward both the undergraduate and the graduate degree. Students interested in pursuing the linked program should carefully plan their undergraduate course of study considering the requirements of the program.

Program Highlights

  • The program allows students to pursue individualized curricula that incorporate classes from across ODU's six colleges and more than 60 standalone graduate programs
  • The program attracts students with unique research projects and/or career objectives that cannot be fully realized within a single discipline and who will benefit from a cross-disciplinary approach
  • Students work closely with the program director to design a coherent program of study that encourages critical thinking, innovation, engaged scholarship and experiential learning
  • Students become experts in their field by triangulating courses across different disciplines
Degree Level
Degree Earned
B.A. & M.A. or B.S. & M.A.
Delivery Modes


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Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

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Social and Human Service Assistants

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Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School

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Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary or secondary level schools.

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What are the requirements to apply for Linked Communication and Humanities at ODU?
Students entering the B.A. & M.A. or B.S. & M.A. program in Linked Communication and Humanities should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

For Admission to the Linked Communication and Humanities Program


To be admitted to the Certificate programs as an undergraduate, students must be juniors or seniors in any major with a GPA of 3.25 or better.


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


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.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

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Professor & Chair

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