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Old Dominion University

Program in Special Education

Norfolk, VA

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Overview

Old Dominion University / Program in Special Education is located in Norfolk, VA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Adapted curriculum K-12
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) General curriculum K-12
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Early childhood special education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Special education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 24
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT, PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educator Tests
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
VCLA
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

65
Applied
26
Accepted
26
Enrolled
40%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st June 1st Yes
Winter deadline November 1st November 1st Yes
Spring deadline March 1st March 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT, PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educator Tests
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.8
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test or MAT

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$45,000
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Financial Support

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

Student Body

106
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.77%
Black or African American 16.04%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.72%
Unknown 0.94%

Gender

Male (13%)
Female (86%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 10
Male (6)
Female (17)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Inclusion, autism spectrum disorder, functional behavioral assessment, infant, preschool, and school-age children and youth with disabilities, distance learning
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,582,510

Location & Contact

Address 122 Child Study Center
Norfolk, VA  23529
United States
Contact Dr. Sabra Gear
Graduate Program Director
Email: sgear@odu.edu
Phone: 757-683-4383
Fax: 757-683-4129

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