Your Old Dominion University degree is closer than you think!

Earn your degree or certificate from ODU, an accredited U.S. institution with over 30 years of experience in distance education.

Our online programs are taught by faculty at our main campus in Norfolk, Virginia. 

You'll study the same content and be challenged with the same academic rigor, whether you study online or on campus. 

Your diploma and transcripts will be identical to those earned by our students here in Norfolk.

You're welcome to explore all the online programs at Old Dominion University! Check the requirements carefully -- a few programs have on-campus requirements which cannot be completed at a distance. If you have any questions, just contact us!


Ready to Apply?

There are four steps to apply for admission to Old Dominion University. Click here to get all the details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Image of a sample diploma from ODUWill my degree say “online”?

No. Our online programs are taught by faculty at our main campus in Norfolk, Virginia. The courses contain the same content and academic rigor, whether you study online or on campus. Your diploma will say that you earned your degree from Old Dominion University.

Who can take an online program?

Students all around the world can enroll at Old Dominion University to complete undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. However, students who are currently living in the United States with an F1 student visa may not enroll in our online programs.

Do I need a visa to enroll in an online program?


Can I get a visa if I am enrolled in an online program from ODU?

No. Student visas are not available for online students.

Can I register and start classes at any time?

No, ODU has specific admission deadlines and course registration periods. Most courses follow ODU's regular semester schedule. A few programs have an accelerated schedule, such as the Master of Business Administration. Also, select programs designed for U.S. military personnel can be completed via portable media (like CD-ROM), so servicemembers can continue their education while deployed.

How much will it cost?

Click here to see our current tuition rates and fees.

Can I get financial aid?

U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to receive institutional, federal, or state financial aid. If this describes you, please visit the Office of Financial Aid for details and forms.

Non-U.S. citizens can apply for the ODUOnline’s International Student Scholarship. Click here for details and the application form.