16
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Old Dominion University / Program in Ecological Sciences is located in Norfolk, VA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8
Applied
4
Accepted
4
Enrolled
50%

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

Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

16
Total Graduate Students
56%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
43%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 93%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (31%)
Female (68%)

Faculty

53
Total faculty
Full-time (12)
Part-time (41)
Male (41)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Marine ecology, physiological ecology, ecology of infectious diseases, ecological and evolutionary processes, molecular genetics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,000,000

Location & Contact

Address 110 Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building
Norfolk, VA  23529
United States
Contact Dr. Holly Gaff
Graduate Program Director
Email: hgaff@odu.edu
Phone: 757-683-6903
Fax: 757-683-5283