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Contact the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Laura Smithers at lsmither@odu.edu or (757) 683-3165 with any questions about the program or to schedule a campus visit.

How to Apply

M.S.Ed. fall semester applicant review begins January 1st and continues on a rolling basis until May 1st. Fall applicants are encouraged to submit as early as possible in preparation for Monarch Preview Days in March. M.S.Ed. spring semester applicants must apply by October 1st. Ph.D. applicants must apply by February 1st to begin in the summer semester.

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First Fridays

Get an inside look into your major of interest when you speak to professors and current students at our monthly First Friday events.

Freshman Orientation

Welcome to the Monarch Nation! Orientation will be hosted on-campus. Events include course selection and registration, an overview of resources and a preview of campus life.