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Military Science / ROTC cadet commissioning at Mount St. Mary's University

Military Science / ROTC

A safer world starts here

From protecting our country from foreign threats, to helping rebuild communities after natural disasters, ROTC/Military Science cadets go on to serve their nation and create a safer world for all.

Military Science / ROTC

The U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program is offered at Mount St. Mary's University in partnership with the military science department at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

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  • Undergraduate Major
  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Certificate
  • Graduate Program
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

About the program.

The U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program is offered at Mount St. Mary's University in partnership with the military science department at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Upon graduation, ROTC cadets commission as Army officers with the rank of second lieutenant and either serve on active duty, in the Army Reserve or with the National Guard.

The Mount’s smaller size facilitates a richer interaction with other cadre, cadets and undergraduate faculty, as well as ROTC faculty, consisting of Army active duty officers ranging in rank from lieutenant colonel to sergeant first class. You’ll take part in weekend field training exercises, as well as annual events, such as the ranger team challenge competition and the Army formal.

Fully-funded merit scholarships are available, as well as a stipend paid during the fall and spring semesters; a book allowance is also available for all scholarship cadets.

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Where ROTC cadets go.

Following commissioning, new Army officers serve in a variety of fields, including aviation, medical services, personnel, finance, intelligence, communications, infantry, artillery, armor, law enforcement and engineering.

All active duty commissioned cadets are guaranteed job placement and job-specific training after graduation from the Mount. Additional benefits include virtually unlimited upward mobility; full medical benefits; competitive entry-level compensation; and a vested pension for career officers starting at 20 years of active service or at age 59 1/2 for reserve component members.

In addition to pursuing a military career, junior officers who fulfilled their military commitment have been highly recruited by government agencies such as:

  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Justice Department
  • U.S. State Department
  • U.S. Department of Energy

As well as leading civilian defense contractors such as:

  • General Dynamics
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Boeing