Skip to main content

Learn how to join USD ROTC

High School Students

High school students can apply for a 4 year National Scholarship.  If high school students do not receive a scholarship, they can still enroll in military science classes at USD.

Current Freshmen

Freshmen can enroll in MSL 101 and MSL 102 for a tuition free elective. USD’s ROTC Scholarship and Admissions Officer will help the students apply for a 3 year scholarship.

Current Sophomores

Sophomores can enroll in MSL 201 and MSL 202 for a tuition free elective. USD’s ROTC Scholarship and Admissions Officer will help the Students apply for a 2 or 2.5 year scholarship.

Prior Service

The Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) is a joint program offered by the Army National Guard or the Army Reserves and ROTC. Cadets serve in the Guard or in the Reserves and attend ROTC classes simultaneously while attending college.

Nursing Program

Army nurses are Officers. If you’re considering an undergraduate Nursing degree, joining Army ROTC can enhance your leadership skills and critical-thinking abilities while providing financial support to help make your professional goals a reality. Being a nurse in the Army provides you with opportunities not found in the civilian world. The Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP) is a clinical elective offered at Army Hospitals in the United States and Germany. Cadets go to NSTP the summer between their junior and senior years of college. Nursing Cadets take the normal nursing program curriculum along with the ROTC courses. Army ROTC program offers two, three, or four-year scholarships for undergraduate nursing students.

Graduate Students

Graduate students can participate, and contract into ROTC, as long as they have a minimum of four semesters before graduation. Graduate students are eligible to apply for a two year scholarship.