Military Science at Xavier University

The Department of Military Science at Xavier University, in cooperation with Mount St. Joseph University, provides the opportunity for any qualified student to enroll in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

Once a student has completed all requirements, he/she is commissioned as a Second Lieutenant officer in the United States Army.

Two programs are available: a) the traditional four year program which consists of lower division and upper division courses, or b) the two year program which consists of a four week Leader’s Training Course, and upper division courses.

There is no military obligation incurred by enrolling in the lower division courses (freshmen and sophomore years unless you are a scholarship winner), or by attending the Leader’s Training Course.

Cadets are eligible to receive a monthly stipend during the school year.  Freshmen $300, Sophomores $350, Juniors $450 and Seniors receive $500 a month.  Credit for military science course is granted through an agreement between Xavier University and Mount St. Joseph University, and may be used to satisfy general electives.

ROTC Scholarships

Army ROTC scholarships cover full college tuition and educational fees, a $1,200 yearly book allowance and a monthly stipend starting at $300/month during the academic school year. Additional financial incentives may be offered by the Mount to assist with costs not covered by the Army ROTC scholarship including room and or board.

High school students may apply online for an Army ROTC Scholarship at For additional information about the ROTC program go to or contact the Xavier Army ROTC Recruiting Team at 513-745-1066 or by e-mail at

Air Force ROTC
University of Cincinnati accepts Air Force ROTC scholarships and students pursuing an Air Force ROTC scholarship. High school students pursuing a scholarship please visit Unive.rsity freshman and sophomores pursuing an in-college Air Force ROTC scholarship should visit or call the Detachment 665 Unit Admission Officer at 513-556-2237.