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Old Dominion University

Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Norfolk, VA

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Old Dominion University

Overview

Old Dominion University / Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is located in Norfolk, VA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Ocean and earth sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Oceanography

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
10 days of ship time or fieldwork
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
10 days of ship time or fieldwork

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

29
Applied
8
Accepted
6
Enrolled
28%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in major, 2.8 overall
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in major, 2.8 overall

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

41
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.76%
Black or African American 2.44%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.44%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 0
Male (17)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
5,000,000

Location & Contact

Address 4600 Elkhorn Avenue
Norfolk, VA  23529
United States
Contact Dr. Fred Dobbs
Department Chair
Email: fdobbs@odu.edu
Phone: 757-683-4285
Fax: 757-683-5303

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