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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.




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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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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!