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What will I learn?

The College of Arts and Letters is committed to extending knowledge of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College celebrates its students' desire for learning and its faculty's commitment to scholarly and creative research within and across disciplines. It plays a major role in Old Dominion University's evolution as a comprehensive research institution of higher education. Through the myriad accomplishments of its students and faculty, moreover, the College enriches the communities it serves.

The College plays a fundamental role in preparing students for their future lives as engaged and responsible citizens. It cultivates intellectual honesty, ethical behavior and a commitment to justice. The College accomplishes its teaching mission for all the University's students by:

developing the essential skills of critical reading and thinking, of effective oral and written communication, and of technology proficiency;

providing core knowledge in the arts, humanities and social sciences for all undergraduates;

fostering local & global awareness and sensitivity to the breadth and diversity of the human condition, including the roles of gender, race, ethnicity, religion/spirituality and culture;

and supporting a broad array of cultural experiences that deepen their lives and those of the academic and larger community that surrounds them.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Letters

Study options

Full Time (18 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,600.00 per year
Start date

27 August 2022, 7 January 2023


College of Arts and Letters

9000 Batten Arts and Letters,



23529, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have an equivalent U.S. Bachelor's Degree.

For international students

For regular admission, applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting body or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution. An applicant must have earned at least a 2.80 cumulative grade point average (4.00 scale) for admission to a master’s program and at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average for admission to a doctoral program.

TOEFL iBT of 79 (550 paper based); IELTS overall band of 6.5; GRE Verbal Reasoning of 152, a GCSE or GCE score of "O" level pass in English; CPE grade of A, B, C.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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