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Department of Psychology


The Bachelor of Science  (B.S.) in Psychology provides broad coverage of the field, with particular emphasis on the scientific and research basis for the discipline. Students are encouraged to combine breadth of coursework with research and practicum experiences as a basis for future employment or graduate education. ODU offers the B.S. in Psychology on campus as well as online.

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology is a general experimental degree that provides a strong research and statistical background and a broad coverage of the field of psychology. The Master's degree is appropriate for students wishing to enter a doctoral program at Old Dominion or another university or for those seeking the master's as a terminal degree.

The Applied Experimental Psychology Ph.D. program prepares students for research or academic careers in areas such as developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, community psychology, and health psychology.

The Human Factors Psychology Ph.D. program prepares students as scientists/ practitioners with expertise in areas of human factors such as military simulation, surface and air transportation, medical simulation and error analysis, robotics control, and team processes.

The Industrial/Organizational Psychology Ph.D. program prepares students as scientists/practitioners in general areas such as personnel and training psychology and organizational and managerial psychology.

The Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program is offered through the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology. It is a joint venture of the Departments of Psychology at Old Dominion University, the College of William and Mary, and Norfolk State University, and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Eastern Virginia Medical School.  It is a practitioner/scientist model program with intensive training in clinical skills and research. An empirical dissertation is required.