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Department of Military Science

Department of Military Science & Leadership

Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Scientists and teachers, business leaders and policy makers, and officers for the US Army. USM and its Army ROTC program prepare students to be innovators and leaders for the 21st century. We produce lieutenants for the active Army, the National Guard, and the US Army Reserves. Each component has 16 branches that cater to multiple interests, including infantry, military intelligence, aviation, engineering, armor and medical services corps. Warriors wanted, each with a breadth of perspective who:

  • Demonstrate a capacity for excellence
  • Confident they will be competent Army leaders because of the rigor of the program
  • Committed to the Army for the duration and open-minded about further service


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Our Programs

When you become part of the Army ROTC, you're not just working toward a diploma, but an even brighter future as a leader alongside other motivated Cadets.



Find Your Warrior as a Cadet in the Golden Eagle BN

Our courses develop individual leadership and group problem-solving skills, plus you get to experience the out-of-classroom labs that get you adventuring outdoors including: Rappelling, rifle marksmanship, obstacle courses, and land navigation. Contracted students can also participate in adventure training in airborne, air assault and mountain warfare training schools.


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Department of Military Science
118 College Dr.  #5042
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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The high school Four-Year Scholarship is for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. You can also recieve a 3-year Advanced Designee scholarship, which means that your scholarship money wouldn't kick in until your sophomore year.

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Did you know that Federal Tuition Assistance helps cover 15-18 undergraduate or graduate credit hours per academic year based on your branch of service? Approved TA course hours will be paid with your Federal Tuition Assistance and the TA Gap Funding Program from USM!

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College of Business Events


9:00 am

School of Music Audition Day at Marsh Auditorium

The School of Music welcomes incoming music hopefuls to campus for tours, information and final auditions for the upcoming year.


12:20 pm

Coffee w/ an Entrepreneur at Scianna Hall

Join students, faculty, staff, and community members for Coffee w/ an Entrepreneur. This event promotes entrepreneurship campus-wide by establishing connections through coffee and conversations with leading entrepreneurs from various industries! The Hatchery is USM's hub for entrepreneurship and innovation. Find out who our upcoming guests are by following us on Instagram and Facebook.


6:30 pm

University Forum: Roxane Gay at Bennett Auditorium

Join us for "An Evening With Roxane Gay" at the University Forum with Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist and a widely followed social commentator. Bad Feminist, described in the Guardian as “a manual on how to be human,” is considered a quintessential study of modern feminism. She is also the author of Difficult Women, a collection of short stories, and Hunger, a memoir about food, weight, and Gay’s struggles to embrace a positive image of her body. Queerty named her to their list of fifty heroes “leading the nation toward equality, acceptance, and dignity for all people." She has written a series in the Black Panther universe called World of Wakanda, is a contributing writer at The New York Times, writes the newsletter “The Audacity,” and hosts the podcast “The Roxane Gay Agenda.” Visit our University Forum Speaker Schedule web page to sign up for an email reminder or to access the link to attend the event. To keep up-to-date on everything Forum, like our University Forum Facebook page, follow us on Instagram @southernmissforum, visit our website at, or email us at Forum is always happy to provide instructors with confirmation of attendance if requested by a student at the event.


7:30 pm

Connoisseur's Series Presents the Lysander Piano Trio at Marsh Auditorium

Connoisseur's Series presents the Lysander Piano Trio. Itamar Zorman, violin, Michael Katz, cello, and Liza Stepanova, piano, have been praised by The Strad for their “incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas and a wide palette of colors” and by The Washington Post for “an uncommon degree of heart-on-the-sleeve emotional frankness” and “vivid engagement carried by soaring ripely Romantic playing.”


12:00 am

Mississippi ACDA/MMEA Conference at Various Locations

The School of Music welcomes the joint conference of the American Choral Directors Association and the Mississippi Music Educators Association to campus.

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