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Paths to ROTC


  • National Guard
  • US Army Reserve
  • Army ROTC 4 year, 3 year and 2 year scholarships - See your high school counselor, contact us at ArmyROTC@okstate.edu, or call 405-744-2046 if you are interested in applying for an Army ROTC scholarship. Available to High School and College students for Universtiy Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors.
  • Green to Gold Programs and Scholarships - Contact us at ArmyROTC@okstate.edu or call 405-744-2046 to learn the latest on how active duty soldiers can apply for scholarships and release from active duty in order to attend college and pursue a commission with OSU Army ROTC. 
  • Enroll as a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate Student
  1. MLSC 1112 & 1212 - Generally Freshmen, but anyone can enroll. No obligation, "try it and see if you like it" courses that cover basic military history and leadership skills that are applicable in both military and civilian careers. MLSC 2130 (Physical Training (PT)) is an optional (but highly recommended) course for freshmen.
  2. MLSC 2233 & 2313 - Generally Sophomores, but anyone can apply. No obligation, "try it and see if you like it" courses that cover ethics based leadership, skills in written and oral presentation, and basic military tactics. These courses also cover small unit tactics and situational safety assessments. 
  3. Juniors or Graduate students - MLSC 3113 & 3223 - Instructor approval required. These classes cover leadership in small organizations. Participation in the Leadership Lab and in PT is required at this level. To enroll in the junior level classes a student is required to have completed one of the three following preparatory courses: 1) Completion of the freshmen and sophomore ROTC courses; 2) Completion of Basic Training, or; 3) Completion of ROTC Basic Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky. It is at this level where a student must make a commitment to the Army. The length of service required depends on the type of contract signed - there are many combinations that will meet the eight year minimum commitment. In return, Army ROTC pays the student a monthly stipend while attending school their junior year. Students are evaluated on all the information covered in the junior year classes during Advanced Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky during the summer between their junior and senior years of ROTC.
  4. Seniors or Graduate students - MLSC 4123 & 4223 - Instructor approval required. These classes cover leadership challenges, goal-setting, ethics, and professionalism. The junior year class work is a prerequisite for these classes. Participation in the Leadership Lab and in PT is required at this level. Army ROTC pays the student a monthly stipend during their senior year. Upon graduation the cadet will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army.