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Institute of Humanities




Institute of Humanities

The Institute of the Humanities administers the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities offered by the College of Arts and Letters.

The program emphasizes interdisciplinary studies, cultural studies, and critical studies, and allows students to pursue individualized programs of study that incorporate work from multiple humanities disciplines.

The main Old Dominion campus is located in Norfolk, Virginia, one of seven major cities that make up the Hampton Roads, a metropolitan community with a population of more than 1.4 million citizens, just minutes from the popular Virginia Beach oceanfront and historic Colonial Williamsburg.

Old Dominion's campus is situated on more than 188 acres bounded on one side by the Elizabeth River and on another side by the Lafayette River. The northern section of the campus is the oldest portion consisting of shaded brick walkways and stately buildings, while the southern end of the campus features newer academic buildings which line an eight-acre lawn.