Partners For Student Success
Cihan University Sulaimaniya is a private English-speaking institution located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. CUS offers undergraduate degrees in a broad range of subjects.
Old Dominion University has partnered with Cihan University Sulaimaniya (CUS) to offer online master's degrees in Computer Science, Business Administration (MBA), Cybersecurity, and Modeling & Simulation.
Old Dominion University is located in the coastal city of Norfolk, Virginia, about 200 miles south of Washington, DC. Established in 1931, ODU offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, certificates, and doctoral degrees to more than 24,000 students every year.
Over 120 programs are available through ODUGlobal. These online degree and certificate programs have the same classes and faculty as our on campus programs. Your diploma will be the same one that our on-campus students receive.
Continue your computer science studies with ODU's Master of Science in Computer Science online. Focus your program in areas such as bioinformatics, data mining, high performance computing, cybersecurity, networks, software engineering, and more.
In our cybersecurity master's program, you'll work with ODU's Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research. That means cutting-edge research with experienced ODU faculty and hands-on experience through a virtual lab where you can conduct cybersecurity experiments. You'll work with real-world examples and applications in cybersecurity, cyber defense, and team management.
Old Dominion's online Master of Business Administration program has an accelerated schedule. Course sessions are eight weeks long, and you'll learn everything that you would in a standard semester. ODU's MBA program is accredited by the AACSB, the premiere business college accrediting body.
Modeling and Simulation
In this program, you will learn how to use data to create a virtual representation of a complex system, such as the movement of vehicles on city roads. These visual models help people design and improve these systems, or predict how systems will react in a specific situation. For example, city planners can research how different road systems affect the flow of traffic, and decide on the best road system for their project. Modeling and simulation can be used in a wide range of industries, from store design to manufacturing processes. Our program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering, science or mathematics.
English Language Proficiency
An academic English proficiency is required for admission to a graduate program at ODU.
Need to improve your English language skills? ODU's English Language Center offers courses to help you improve your English proficiency, so you are ready to apply to a degree program at ODU. In this course, you will learn English grammar and vocabulary, and you will practice reading, speaking, listening, and writing in English.
How to Apply
Cohorts begin each Fall term.
- Early Admission Deadline: April 15
- We will waive the $50 application fee if you apply for early admission!
- Standard Admission Deadline: June 1
- Early Admission Deadline: April 15
International Graduate Tuition Rates
- Online Tuition
- $623 per credit hour
Online courses also have a technology fee of $30 per credit hour. Courses in some programs may have additional fees.
Rates are effective Fall 2023 and subject to change.
ODUGlobal offers a scholarship to help pay for online courses in a degree program. This scholarship is awarded once a semester to one recipient in the amount of $3,500 USD.
International ODUOnline Scholarship Recipient Plans to Pursue Civil Engineering
Sadiq Karim Omer is the latest winner of ODUOnline's International Student Scholarship. Omer plans to continue his education in civil engineering and use the knowledge he obtains through his master's studies at ODU to tackle water access in his region
International ODU Online Scholarship Recipient Pursues Engineering Technology Degree
Irsan Tjioe has had a lifelong passion for engineering. He has dreamed of designing landscape-changing infrastructure since he was 6. He's attending ODU online while working as a designer at a mechanical engineering consulting firm.