Undergraduate Academics

ROTC

Develop leadership skills while you train to serve your nation as a commissioned officer in the Army. By participating in the KU partnership ROTC program at MNU, you'll pursue an academic degree while taking ROTC class electives.

If accepted, ROTC can pay for your college tuition. These scholarships cover 100% of your tuition and fees and come with $1200 per year for books as well as $500 a month for living expenses.

Students can participate during freshman and sophomore years without an obligation to join the Army upon graduation. Continuing with ROTC through your junior and senior years carries an 8-year commitment to the U.S. Army or Air Force. Once you graduate, you will be commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the Army or Air Force.

ROTC also offers scholarships for qualified nursing students who seek to become a nurse. Students receiving these scholarships are guaranteed a job as an Army or Air Force nurse in a military hospital upon graduation and commissioning. Scholarships also include a stethoscope and all class expenses directly related to nursing.

Service Commitment

Army ROTC students who receive an Army ROTC scholarship or enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course incur an eight-year period of service with the Army.

  • You can serve full time in the Army for three years (four years for scholarship winners), with the balance in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
  • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career.

Enrolling in the Army ROTC Basic Course does NOT involve a commitment of service to the Army unless you have received an Army ROTC scholarship.

All scholarship students will incur an eight-year service obligation. This obligation may be fulfilled by serving four years on Active Duty, followed by four years service in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR).

NON-SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

Non-scholarship graduates may serve three years on Active Duty and five years in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR).

 

Ways to Attend ROTC

  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

    If you're still in high school and you're interested in enrolling in Army ROTC, you can find schools that carry an Army ROTC program or talk to your academic advisor.

    Learn more about Army ROTC scholarships for high school students.

  • CURRENT MNU STUDENTS

    If you're interested in enrolling in Army ROTC and you are already an MNU student, you can start by taking an Army ROTC basic elective course. If you have at least two or more years remaining toward your undergraduate degree, but not enough time to complete the Basic Course, you can enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course by completing the Leader's Training Course (LTC) held at Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer.

    Talk to the KU Military Science department about other ways to enroll in Army ROTC and the incentives available, including opportunities to compete for two-, three-, or four-year scholarships.

  • JUNIOR COLLEGE & GRADUATE STUDENTS

    If you have two years remaining in junior college or graduate school, you are still eligible to enroll in Army ROTC.

    Talk to the KU Military Science department about other ways to enroll in Army ROTC and the incentives available.

  • LEADER'S TRAINING COURSE (LTC)

    This course is for those college students who want to complete Army ROTC training in two years. To qualify, you must complete a challenging and motivating 28-day training program at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon completion of the Leader's Training Course, graduates return to campus prepared to enter the Advanced Course.  Ask the KU Military Science department for more information.

    Learn more about Army ROTC scholarships for college students.

Office of Admissions
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
Contact Information
KU Army ROTC
University of Kansas Army ROTC
Department of Military Science
1520 Summerfield Hall Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
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