12 months
1387 USD/credit 41610 USD/year
1387 USD/credit 41610 USD/year
551 USD/credit 16530 USD/year
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The Ocean and Earth Sciences MSc program from Old Dominion University uses active learning by promoting research and education. It is designed to give graduates the skill sets to prepare them for a range of careers in academia, and the public and private sectors. 


The Ocean and Earth Sciences MSc program from Old Dominion University draws from the strength of our diverse faculty and their active research programs that span the globe. Graduate students have the opportunity to take part in research projects among a broad suite of field sites from the local waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the polar regions.

Program Highlights

What makes Ocean & Earth Sciences at ODU unique?

  • Our graduate students present their research at national conferences, including the American Geophysical Union, Ocean Sciences and the Geological Society of America meetings 
  • Community building is a strong aspect of graduate life in our Department thanks to our active Graduate Student Organization 
  • Many of our graduate students participate in sea-going research expeditions around the world 
  • We have faculty doing active research from here in Hampton Roads to the Arctic and Antarctic

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Digital Techniques for Remote Sensing
  • Conservation Biology
  • Marine Geography
  • Coastal Geography
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Advanced Chemical Oceanography
  • Advanced Geological Sciences
  • Advanced Biological Oceanography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Equivalent U.S. Bachelor's Degree
  • Application and $50 fee.
  • All prior Secondary/High School or College/University. transcripts along with Diploma or Leaving Certificate.
  • Demonstrated English Language Proficiency.
  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only).
  • Passport identification.
  • Essay/Personal Statement/Resume.
  • Letters of Recommendation.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1387 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    41610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1387 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 551 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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