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Message from the Vice Provost & Dean of the Graduate School

At Old Dominion University, a vibrant, culturally diverse metropolitan institution of higher education in southeastern Virginia, we offer a host of options in graduate study. Enrolling more than 4,800 full- and part-time graduate students, we are recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of our graduate programs and the extensive research, publications, and creative activity of our acclaimed faculty. Most recently, the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education elevated ODU to Research 1 (R1) status, a sure indication of our forward momentum.

Whether you are seeking a graduate degree, licensure, or certification leading to professional advancement or just advanced opportunities for intellectual engagement, ODU likely has programs or courses that will meet your needs. Together our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Education and Professional Studies, Engineering and Technology, Health Sciences, and Sciences, as well as the Schools of Cybersecurity and Continuing Education and the Graduate School offer more than 50 master's programs, more than 40 doctoral programs, and numerous certificates and licenses. 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
Old Dominion University Graduate School

Supporting Excellence in Graduate Education.

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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.

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Priorities and goals for the Graduate School.

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