Old Dominion University

5115 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-3685
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Old Dominion University is a public institution founded in Norfolk, Va., in 1930. The university was affiliated with the College of William and Mary, but is now an independent institution that awards bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. It launched its distance learning division in 1994 to provide higher education to students through interactive television by satellite broadcast. Today students can choose from a number of different degrees available through its online learning environment. The school’s online bachelor’s degree program has been ranked among the best in online schools by the U.S. News & World Report.

Programs Offered

Old Dominion University’s students can choose from a variety of certificate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate programs offered online through its distance learning initiative. Areas of study include computer science, criminal justice, dental hygiene, nursing, special education, and sport management. You can explore the university’s offerings at the school’s website here. Online courses are offered in number of different ways to fit the student’s desired lifestyle. They may be asynchronous, which enables students to complete their course work at the own pace requiring little to no scheduled class meetings, or they may be synchronous, with students accessing classes online via a live broadcast or video conferencing.


Old Dominion University has been regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1961.


Admissions requirements vary by degree type and program. At the undergraduate level, applicants must submit an application, $50 fee, official high school transcript or GED certificate, and official SAT or ACT scores. They may also submit an activity resume, one to three letters of recommendation, an essay, and official AP test scores, although this is optional. At the graduate level, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, 2.8 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for master’s and 3.0 cumulative GPA for doctoral programs, and English proficiency, and submit a letter of recommendation and application. Additional program-specific requirements may apply, such as GRE scores or essays.

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