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Military Science

Military Science at Morehead State provides a curriculum qualifying you for a commission as a second lieutenant officer in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or the Army National Guard. Traditionally a four-year program, Army ROTC consists of basic (100 and 200 level) and advanced (300 and 400 level) courses. In order to obtain commission you must be medically qualified, meet all pre-commissioning requirements (established by the Army) and complete a program of study for a degree (bachelor's degree or higher). MSU also offers a two-year ROTC program enabling juniors, community college students and others who missed ROTC during their first two years at MSU to qualify for a commission.

  • All ROTC classes at MSU count as elective credit toward graduation.
  • Cadets that receive their commission are awarded a minor in military science.
  • Learn more about scholarship opportunities available.


This program is offered at the Morehead campus.


MSU provides two-year and four-year ROTC programs for students. Cadets that receive their commission are awarded a minor in Military Science.

Program Requirements

To participate in 100 and 200 level courses, a student must first be admitted to MSU - the first step is admission to Morehead State University, see MSU's admission requirements. For course lists and program requirements please refer to the undergraduate catalog.

To contract:

  • Admission to Morehead State University (unconditional).
  • Minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Meet physical standards as determined by medical and eye examination.
  • Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test with 60% score in each event (two-mile run, push-ups, and sit-ups).

Career Opportunities

Army ROTC instruction increases your career opportunities by expanding your experiences while in college, giving you options and potential for either a civilian or military career.

Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.