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Impact Learning Communities

This program prepares graduates with the skills necessary to protect computer systems, networks, and online data from attack and compromise.

Cyber Operations is an interdisciplinary major encompassing the entire scope of cyberspace and related operations that are both technical and non-technical (i.e., ethical, legal, human-centered, etc.) in nature.

The master's degree in cybersecurity is designed to prepare cybersecurity technology leaders.

The graduate certificate prepares students with a comprehensive understanding of as well as project experience in applying the NIST Cybersecurity Risk Management Framework.

Academic Advising

Advising holds become effective either November 1 for registration for the next Spring and Summer semester, or April 1 for the registration for the following Fall.

University policy requires all degree seeking students to be advised.

Your advising hold will be lifted when you meet with an advisor. Please see the Student Success Services platform or email to confirm your advising assignment as needed.

Your advising hold will be lifted when you attend Monarch Orientation and meet with an advisor at your scheduled session.

First, you must complete the online orientation and register for Monarch Orientation. Your advising hold will be lifted when you attend on-campus Monarch Orientation and meet with an advisor.

If you have 24 credits or more and decide not to attend Monarch Orientation, please complete the New Transfer Student Form to be connected with an advisor.

New ODU Online students need first to complete the online orientation.

Then, you will contact your ODUOnline Student Success Director for an appointment. Your degree plan hold will be lifted when you meet for your advising appointment.

Contact your graduate program director or email to be connected with an advisor.

Program Coordinator, Cybersecurity:

Saltuk Karahan
2115C Monarch Hall

Program Coordinator, Cyber Operations:

Peng Jiang
2123C Monarch Hall

Interim Graduate Program Director:

Rafael Diaz
2115C Monarch Hall

Director of Advising:

Lenora Thorbjornsen
1133C Monarch Hall


Faculty Advisors

Hind B. Aldabagh

Shobha Vatsa

Charlie Kirkpatrick

Malik A. Gladden

Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO)

The National Security Agency (NSA) has designated the Old Dominion University's Cyber Operations B.S. program as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). With this designation, ODU joins an exclusive group of only 12 other bachelor's programs around the nation in Cyber Operations. The NSA's CAE-CO designation demonstrates that ODU's Cyber Operations bachelor's program meets the NSA's rigorous academic, technical, and research requirements.