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Military Science

Army ROTC is a program of leadership and military skills training. It prepares Morehead State students for officer responsibilities in the Active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard following graduation. Learn more.

Why Choose Army ROTC at MSU?

  • Cadets serving in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves receive 100% tuition assistance (tuition paid through the reserve component), plus up to $1,100 per month in stipend and GI Bill® benefits. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at
  • Combat and active duty veterans enrolled in ROTC receive 100% tuition assistance, plus up to $2,200 per month, and receive priority/early registration for classes.
  • Free room for all contracted cadets and free meal plans for the top five freshmen cadets.
  • Up to 28 hours of elective credit towards an undergraduate degree for military science classes.

Scholarships Available 

Scholarship Opportunities

Campus based scholarships may include:

  • 100% tuition and fees payment.
  • $1,200 book allowance per year.
  • Free on-campus housing.
  • Additional $300-$500 monthly stipend.

Our Facilities 

We are located in the scenic foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and have training areas within the Daniel Boone National Forest and near Cave Run Lake.

Many classes are located in MSU's Button Auditorium. The top floor of Button Auditorium is dedicated to cadet classrooms, cadre offices, a computer lab, a military library, cadet offices for MS IV's, the cadet lounge and the Eagle Conference Room. The ground floor contains our drill room (left side of entrance) and the auditorium (right side of entrance). The basement has the indoor rifle range, supply rooms and supply and rifle team offices.

MSU's campus also features numerous training locations for our battalions including:

  • Eagle Lake
  • MSU's Recreation and Wellness Center (morning PT)
  • The Odyssey Challenge High Ropes Course
  • Daniel Boone National Forest (field training and paintball)

Visit Us

Taking classes at MSU means you will earn your degree from an institution with a long-standing reputation for academic quality. We are excited to welcome you to campus and hope you will schedule a visit with us. During your visit you will take a tour of campus, meet with engaging and experienced professors and students in your program of interest and get a sense of college life at MSU.
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