Military Science & Leadership
PROGRAM. The four-year general military science program consists of the basic and the advanced courses, each consisting of two years of instruction. The basic course meets two hours weekly during the first year and three hours weekly the second year; the advanced course meets four hours weekly. Students are selected for the advanced course on a competitive basis.
TRANSFER STUDENTS. A two-year program is available to junior college students and others who did not take the first two years of the four- year program. The two-year program requires successful completion of a four-week summer camp or equivalent program that prepares a student for entry into the advanced course.
COMMISSION REQUIREMENTS. Graduates of the advanced course program will be commissioned as Army officers and will be selected to serve on active duty or in a Reserve or National Guard assignment. Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty contracts are available for selected students.
COMPENSATION. All necessary uniforms and equipment are provided by the Army. A subsistence allowance ranging from $300 to $500 per month is paid to scholarship and advanced course students for a period not to exceed 10 months per academic year.
SCHOLARSHIPS. Two-, three-, and four-year scholarships are available to selected students who are strongly motivated toward a career in the Army. Each scholarship covers tuition fees, books, and laboratory expenses, and, in addition, pays $300 to $500 per month for a period not to exceed 10 months per year for the duration of the award. Many scholarship winners are also eligible to receive incentive funds to cover dormitory and meal expenses.
All students enrolled in the program, including graduate students, may make application to the chair of the Department of Military Science for two- and three-year scholarships. High school seniors desiring to apply for the four-year scholarship should address their applications as follows: Army ROTC Scholarship Officer, University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 127, University, Mississippi 38677. They should also contact the Army ROTC Scholarship and Incentives officer at email@example.com for further scholarship information. Completed applications for four- year national scholarships are due prior to November 1, but it is best to submit applications in August or September of the student's senior year in high school. Scholarships may still be available for late applicants, so please contact the Scholarship and Incentives Officer at any time if interested in the program.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION. For enrollment in the BASIC MILITARY SCIENCE COURSE, the student must be (a) accepted by the university as a regularly enrolled student; (b) a citizen of the United States; (c) physically qualified; and (d) of good moral character. For enrollment in the FOUR-YEAR ADVANCED COURSE of the general military science program, students must: (a) be able to qualify for appointment as a commissioned officer prior to reaching 30 years of age; (b) demonstrate qualities and potential for becoming officers; (c) be physically qualified; (d) have completed the ROTC basic course or have received credit through honorable prior military service, successful completion of Junior ROTC or completion of the Army ROTC Leadership Training Course or equivalent; (e) have two years of academic work remaining for degree requirements in undergraduate or graduate school; and (f) agree in writing to complete the ROTC course of instruction and accept a commission in the Army if offered.
LABORATORIES. All military science courses require laboratories. The laboratory activities include weapons familiarization, land navigation, water survival, paintball, tactics, field craft, rappelling, and survival techniques.
PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION COURSES. Prior to graduation, completion of one professional military history course is required.