“I use what I learned through ODUOnline every single day. ”

– Matthew, Community College Leadership Ph.D.

Last year, 95% of ODU Online students were very satisfied or satisfied with the quality of instruction in their major.

Degrees for the real world

Earn a bachelor’s degree, graduate degree, or professional certification in areas that will lead to practical careers, advance your employment, and improve your life.


“I think they do a great job at providing the foundation for the skills and the knowledge you’ll need to excel in the field, [and] I like the real-life experience that the professors can bring. ”

– Lawrence, Master of Public Administration

Expert faculty and cutting edge research

  • Our faculty foster relationships with the community and the professionals and organizations in their fields. They have the experience and connections that you need to get ahead.
  • Your instructors bring real-world, practical knowledge that you’ll use in practice during your course of study and after graduation.
  • We have nationally-known research strengths in coastal resilience, modeling and simulation, bioelectrics, cybersecurity, and port logistics and maritime engineering.
  • More than half our faculty are involved in funded research projects sponsored by federal agencies and industry, creating research opportunities for both undergraduates and graduate students. 
  • We've achieved designation as a Research University (high research activity) from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 

>> See where our faculty are making a difference