Old Dominion University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.02 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 109 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 24,322 (19,793 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 65% part-time, 35% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,904 in-state; $29,976 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.63 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I am pursuing my graduate degree online. I think the classes are of high quality, and I appreciate the knowledge of my professors. I also think the Blackboard program we use is very effective. Overall I am satisfied with my experience. I do wish there was more of an outreach approach for us distance learners. I would like to feel more involved with the University even though I am not on or near the campus.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

My decision to attend the DPT program at ODU was based on my professional experiences while working in a outpatient PT clinic. ODU DPT graduates had a reputation of being highly competent and preferential for hire compared to other recent graduates. As a second year student, I find the program to be very challenging however, highly rewarding. Unlike many other programs, the academic curriculum at ODU includes numerous practice opportunities with real patients with actual diagnoses/injuries consistent with our particular learning unit and the use of standardized patients. The faculty & staff are excellent with answering questions and facilitating an optimal learning experience.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program is developed well in order to promote community. One of the strongest aspects of the graduate program is that the professors strive to make everyone included, especially those that are coming into the program at a distance. All the Ph.D classes are offered at a distance and on campus, while some of the M.A. classes are offered through both venues.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros -high quality instruction -peer/ cohort support -active graduate student organization -opportunities to engage in research alongside professors Cons -lack of cohesion/ collaboration among professors across the department -support system is not in place for academic career seekers nearing graduation
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Systems Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019

ODU provides an exceptional program with excellent professors who are interested in your course of study.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I received my undergrad from ODU so I think it will be a new exciting journey to return to this university, although I am doing through a distance learning center. The cons would be all information that you need doesn't seem readily available or it may be because I am still learning the new approach.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is rigorous however the faculty support is great. I am a distance student so I cannot respond to some of the questions.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

My program is conducted primarily through AdobeConnect so it is very feasible for a full-time professional to also be a full-time student.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

ODU is a great university for anyone seeking to obtain a master's degree: it has a great library, helpful and informative professors, and advanced technology. I have no complaints!
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014

There are many negative factors when deciding whether or not to go to Old Dominion as a graduate student; to be honest, if it weren't for the accelerated program (a program which allows undergraduate students to begin their graduate career early by taking graduate courses during their undergrad years), I probably would not have chosen ODU as my graduate school. Even with a full year's worth of classes saved, I feel as though the prices to this school were exorbitant and I don't see the influence of my payment anywhere where it would matter to me as a student--the classrooms, the quality of adjuncts, and improved campus safety. Instead, I see the money go towards the football team, meaningless--and often gaudy--renovations, and placebo-like attempts to make students feel safer. However, ODU has managed to retain a fantastic staff in their English graduate program. With professors like Dr. Habib, Dr. Lopenzina, and Dr. Appleton, I can see the growth I'm making as an academic and I feel as though I'm actually learning again--as opposed to being able to regurgitate information. I feel challenged constantly and have to always force myself to think more and explore more and do more than I thought I could do. I often find myself talking about topics and theories that take me weeks of reading to fully understand. I sincerely enjoy the professors in the English department because they know all the flaws of ODU, they know all the grievances we students have, and they do their best to supplement ODU's blatant disregard for the humanities by being excellent educators. I may have disliked the school, but I'll always be grateful to the professors. Even ODU has it's hidden treasures.
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