About this Program

Qualified students can apply for admission to the linked B.A./M.A graduate degree program in international studies. The program allows exceptional students majoring in International Studies to count up to 12 credit hours of International Studies courses toward both an undergraduate and graduate degree. Students must earn a minimum of 150 credit hours (120 discrete credits for the undergraduate degree and 30 discrete credits for the graduate degree).

Program Highlights

  • Students may enroll in approved graduate classes while completing the BA degree.
  • Students may potentially complete both BA and MA within five years.
  • The graduate program is the only such in the United States that is NATO accredited.
  • Students have the opportunity to attend and present at the annual International Studies conference at ODU.
Degree Level
Degree Earned
Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's of Art Program
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What are the requirements to apply for International Studies at ODU?
Students entering the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's of Art Program program in International Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.

Applicants must be a declared major in the B.A. program in international studies (BAIS). Other requirements include:

  • A minimum of 60 hours completed, including at least six hours of 300/400 courses in the major.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.5 at the time of application.
  • Application to the linked B.A./M.A. program in international studies, approved by both the B.A. and M.A. directors.
  • Take the GRE during the last semester of BAIS work with an expected minimum score of 1100 (verbal and quantitative totals).
  • Complete an application form for Old Dominion University graduate admission. Students specializing in a region (e.g. Asia, Europe, Middle East, etc.) are encouraged to complete a minor at the undergraduate level.


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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

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