Old Dominion University's graduate degrees and certificates are listed below.  In addition, many graduate degrees offer concentrations that allow students to focus on a specific area of study.  For more information regarding concentrations, see the corresponding college sections of the Graduate Catalog.

College of Arts & Letters

Degree Majors
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Criminology & Criminal Justice, English, International Studies
Master of Arts (M.A.) Applied Linguistics, Applied Sociology, English, History, Humanities, International Studies, Lifespan & Digital Communication
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Creative Writing
Master of Music Education (M.M.E.)
Graduate Certificate Programs Geographic Information Science, International Development, Literature, Maritime History, Modeling and Simulation - International Studies, Professional Writing, Spatial Analysis of Coastal Environments, Teaching of Writing, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Women's Studies

Strome College of Business

Degree Majors
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Business Administration, Public Administration & Urban Policy
Master of Arts (M.A.) Economics
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Science (M.S.) Accounting, Maritime Trade & Supply Chain Management
Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Graduate Certificate Programs Business Analytics and Big Data, Homeland Security, Maritime, Ports, and Logistics Management, Public Administration and Policy, Public Procurement and Contract Management, Modeling and Simulation - Business and Public Administration

Darden College of Education

Degree Majors
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Community College Leadership, Education
Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Counseling, Educational Leadership
Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology, Counseling, Educational Leadership, Physical Education, Early Childhood Education, Reading
Master of Science (M.S.) Occupational and Technical Studies, Sport Management (Fall 2016 - Pending SCHEV Approval), Park, Recreation, and Tourism Studies (Spring 2017 - Pending SCHEV Approval)
Graduate Certificate Programs Adapted Physical Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism, Literacy Coaching, Military Children and Families, Modeling and Simulation - Education and Training, Secondary Education Professional Studies

Batten College of Engineering and Technology

Degree Majors
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Engineering
Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng)
Master of Engineering (M.E.)
Master of Science (M.S.) Engineering
Master of Engineering Management (M.E.M.)
Graduate Certificate Programs Advanced Engineering Certificate - Biomedical Engineering, Advanced Engineering Certificate - Cyber Systems Security, Advanced Engineering Certificate - Energy Systems, Coastal Engineering, Engineering Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Engineers, Homeland Security, Mission Analysis and Engineering, Modeling and Simulation - Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

College of Health Sciences

Degree Majors
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Health Services Research, Kinesiology & Rehabilitation
Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
Master of Science (M.S.) Community Health, Dental Hygiene
Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.)
Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
Graduate Certificate Programs Global Health, Modeling and Simulation - Health Sciences, Molecular Diagnostics, Nurse Educator, Nurse Executive, Occupational Safety

College of Science

Degree Majors
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Ecological Sciences, Oceanography, Physics, Psychology
Master of Science (M.S.) Biology, Chemistry, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Science (Joint Program with Strome College of Business), Ocean and Earth Sciences, Physics, Psychology
Graduate Certificate Programs Cyber Security, Modeling and Simulation - Computing and Informatics, Modeling and Simulation - Human Factors Psychology, Modeling and Simulation - Mathematics and Statistics, Spatial Analysis of Coastal Environments

 College of Continuing Education & Professional Development

Degree Majors
Graduate Certificate Programs Project Management in Engineering & Technology, Public Sector Leadership

Graduate Credit for Old Dominion University Undergraduates

Undergraduate Students Enrolled in Linked Undergraduate to Graduate Degree Programs

Old Dominion University hosts a number of linked undergraduate to graduate programs, including bachelor’s to master’s programs and bachelor’s to doctoral programs, that permit undergraduate students to begin graduate study as early as the junior year. For linked bachelor’s to master’s programs, students must earn a minimum of 150 credit hours (120 for the undergraduate degree, 30 for the graduate degree). For linked bachelor’s to doctoral programs, students must earn a minimum of 198 credit hours (120 for the undergraduate degree, 78 for the graduate degree).

Undergraduate students enrolled in linked graduate degree programs at Old Dominion University may take up to 21 hours of graduate credit that can be applied toward their undergraduate degrees. Of these 21 hours of graduate credit, up to 12 can be applied toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. This option is available only to those students who have satisfied all admission and continuation requirements of the specific linked programs. All graduate hours applied to the undergraduate degree will be counted in the undergraduate grade point average, will appear on the undergraduate transcript, and will be used to determine graduation with honors. Undergraduate students accepted into linked graduate degree programs will be formally admitted to the graduate program following receipt of the bachelor's degree.

Approved linked bachelor’s to master’s degree programs are as follows:

College of Arts and Letters

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (various majors) to Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (various majors) to Master of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History to Master of Arts in Humanities
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Communication to Master of Arts in Humanities
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in  Communication to Master of Arts in Lifespan and Digital Communication
  • Bachelor of Arts in English to Master of Arts in English
  • Bachelor of Arts in English to Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in History to Master of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Geography to Master of Arts in Humanities
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (Individualized Integrative Studies) to Master of Arts in Humanities
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Preparation) to Master of Science in Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Studies to Master of Arts in International Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy to Master of Arts in Humanities
  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art to Master of Arts in Humanities
  • Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies to Master of Arts in Humanities
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art) to Master of Arts in Humanities

Strome College of Business

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics to Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics to Master of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (various majors in other colleges) to Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (various majors in other colleges) to Master of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration to Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration to Master of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration to Master of Science in Accounting

Darden College of Education

  • Bachelor of Science (various majors) to Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science (various majors) to Master of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (Teacher Preparation)* to Master of Science in Education

*Undergraduate program in the College of Arts and Letters

Batten College of Engineering and Technology

  • Bachelor’s in Engineering or Engineering Technology to Master of Engineering, Master of Science, or Master of Engineering Management

College of Health Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene to Master of Science in Dental Hygiene
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health to Master of Science in Community Health

College of Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science (various majors) to Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science (various majors) to Master of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Science (various majors) to Medical Doctor (in cooperation with the Eastern Virginia Medical School)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science to Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics to Master of Science in Computational and Applied Mathematics

Approved linked bachelor's to doctoral degree programs are as follows:

College of Engineering and Technology

  • Bachelor's in Engineering or Engineering Technology to Ph.D. in Engineering

Undergraduate Students with Senior Standing but not Enrolled in Programs with a Linked Graduate Degree Option

An Old Dominion University undergraduate degree-seeking student with senior standing and a 3.30 or better grade point average in the major field of study may be allowed to take up to 12 hours of graduate course work for graduate credit, upon approval of the instructor of the graduate course, the chair and graduate program director of the department offering the graduate course, and the chair or chief departmental advisor of the student’s undergraduate major department. Up to six hours of graduate credit taken prior to completing the undergraduate degree may be applied toward the undergraduate degree. The graduate credit may be used as a substitution for required undergraduate courses only with the approval of the department chair or chief departmental advisor of the student’s undergraduate program. All graduate hours applied to the undergraduate degree will be counted in the undergraduate grade point average, will appear on the undergraduate transcript, and will be used to determine graduation with honors. The combined undergraduate and graduate hours taken during any semester must not exceed 18. The proper request form, Request of Old Dominion University Undergraduate to Take Graduate Courses, is available in the Office of the University Registrar. This option is available only to degree-seeking undergraduate students at Old Dominion University.