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
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.
Explore the Program
career possibilities to consider
Scholarship Opportunities & Stipends
Commission as Second Lieutenants
Find Your Warrior at USM Army ROTC
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.
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!
College of Business Events
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.
Art + Design Annual Student Show at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design
The Annual Student Show is a juried exhibition of works produced by Art + Design students in the School of Performing and Visual Arts. This greatly anticipated annual event is presented each spring and gives art students the opportunity to exhibit their creative achievements in visual arts produced over the past year and compete for awards in various categories. The student show features work from studio courses in art foundations, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, ceramics, sculpture and graphic design.
Professionals in Preparation: Applying and Interviewing for Non-Academic Jobs Workshop at J.B. George Building
All Professionals in Preparation (PIP) workshops and seminars will be held in person. A recording will be posted on our PIP website after each workshop. Students who are unable to attend in person can view the recordings and complete a post-workshop survey to receive credit for attendance. Registration is required to attend. Limit of 35 students per workshop. Students who attend will receive an Eagle Dining meal card for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich. Register today!
Art + Design Annual Student Show, Opening Reception at George Hurst Building - Gallery of Art and Design
Opening reception for the Annual Student Show, a juried exhibition of works produced by Art + Design students in the School of Performing and Visual Arts. This greatly anticipated annual event is presented each spring and gives art students the opportunity to exhibit their creative achievements in visual arts produced over the past year and compete for awards in various categories. The student show features work from studio courses in art foundations, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, ceramics, sculpture and graphic design.
Faculty Recital Series Presents Dr. Richard Perry, tuba and Dr. Ellen Helder, piano at Marsh Auditorium
Richard Perry (tuba) and Ellen Elder (piano) will perform a recital of "character pieces"–music based on one or more characters from mythology and literature. Music will include "Five Muses" by John Stevens and "Jabberwocky" by David Gillingham.