[ skip to content ]

Graduate Curriculum Manual

Old Dominion University encourages its faculty to develop excellent, innovative and distinctive graduate programs. This manual is intended to guide the faculty in developing new graduate programs and modifying or discontinuing existing programs. This manual incorporates ODU, SCHEV, and SACSCOC procedures and serves as a roadmap for steering proposals through the review and approval processes.

The goal of the processes described herein is to generate well-developed and broadly supported graduate programs of distinction that will contribute to the University's mission and reputation for excellence and that serve the needs of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The following outlines the "Standards of Excellence" that every graduate program at ODU must achieve. Please read these carefully and use them in preparing and evaluation new programs or changes to existing programs. The Graduate School along with the SCHEV Liaison will provide assistance at all stage in formulating concepts, developing an initial and final proposal, obtaining internal and University approval by the Board of Visitors, and where required, approval by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and SACS/Commission on Colleges.

For more detailed information, review the Graduate Curriculum Manual.

Site Navigation

Experience Guaranteed

Enhance your college career by gaining relevant experience with the skills and knowledge needed for your future career. Discover our experiential learning opportunities.

Academic Days

Picture yourself in the classroom, speak with professors in your major, and meet current students.

Upcoming Events

From sports games to concerts and lectures, join the ODU community at a variety of campus events.