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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.

ODU master's degree in cybersecurity


Cybercrime Major (Interdisciplinary Studies)

Cybersecurity Interdisciplinary Minor

Cybersecurity (Graduate Certificate)

Doctorate of Engineering - Cybersecurity

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.

Returning Undergraduate Students

Your advising hold will be lifted when you meet with an advisor. Select your program from the list on the right and contact the academic advisor for your major.

New Freshman Students

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

New Transfer Students

First, you need to complete the online orientation and then register for Transfer 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 contact your program advisor directly.

Distance Learning Students

New ODU Online students need to first 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.

Graduate Students

Contact your graduate program director or academic department for advising.

Chief Department Advisor:
Saltuk Karahan
ECSB 3204

Freshman Advisor:
Lenora Thorbjornsen
SSC 1010

Interim Graduate Program Director:
Rafael Diaz
2115C Monarch Hall

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.

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