Welcome, Monarchs!

Robert Wojtowicz

Old Dominion University (ODU) is a vibrant, culturally diverse metropolitan institution of higher education in southeastern Virginia. We enroll more than 4,800 full and part-time graduate students and are recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of our graduate programs and the extensive research, publications, and creative activity of our acclaimed faculty. Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education elevated ODU to Research 1 (R1) status.

ODU likely has programs or courses that will meet your needs. Instruction is offered through various delivery modes, including on-campus, video streaming, and asynchronous online. Internships and research placements with such government and industry partners as NASA Langley, the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Port of Virginia give our students the practical experience that is critical to their future career success.

Reign on!

Robert Wojtowicz, Vice Provost & Dean of the Graduate School

Supporting Excellence in Graduate Education.

Graduate School Core Values

The Graduate School's mission is to support graduate programs, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows by coordinating and optimizing available resources and advocating for new resources. To ensure policies and practices are developed and applied across the University's academic colleges. And finally, to advocate for graduate education within the University, across the region, the nation, and the world. The Graduate School is dedicated to the principles of access, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

  • Service to students, faculty, and graduate programs.
  • Allocation of resources to support excellence.
  • Advocacy for students, faculty, and graduate programs.
  • Faculty- and program-driven.
  • Commitment to diversity, tolerance, and inclusivity.
  1. Create an infrastructure that supports excellence in graduate education and scholarship.
  2. Develop and promote diverse scholarship and graduate programs.
  3. Enhance the graduate school experience to enable student success.
  4. Enhance graduate students quality of life.
  5. Empower graduate students and increase graduate student voice.
  6. Promote graduate education and scholarship outside the university.
  7. Promote and increase resources for graduate education and scholarship.

Additional Information

Student Resources

Check out our list of resources for graduate students.


Thinking about applying to ODU? Already admitted and have questions?

Health Insurance

Graduate students in Hampton Roads are eligible for health insurance.