Army ROTC Program

The Army ROTC program can be completed through a two- or four- year program designed to develop young men and women into junior commissioned officers for challenging, responsible positions in the Active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. In addition to traditional combat roles, Army officers serve in such professional fields as aviation, medical service, finance, procurement, personnel management, communications, law enforcement, and engineering.

Central Methodist University students may enroll in the required courses listed below which are offered on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Central Methodist University students earn Central Methodist University credits for these courses. The U.S. Army courses are found in this catalog under "Military Science and Leadership".

Courses are scheduled and taught by personnel in the Army ROTC department of the University of Missouri-Columbia. For more information, contact CMU's ROTC coordinator at


Army ROTC offers scholarships that pay tuition, fees, books, and a monthly stipend for a period of two to four years. Both in and out of state students may apply. Scholarship winners should expect to incur an obligation to serve in the Active Army.

Regardless of scholarship status, all contracted ROTC cadets receive a monthly stipend between $300-500. Additionally, cadets receive $850 for thirty-two days of required summer training.

Students who complete the ROTC program and have completed their degree earn commissions as second lieu-tenants and will receive a salary and benefits. After four years of service, with normal promotions and professional growth, they should attain the rank of captain.

A significant benefit of taking Army ROTC is the leadership development training and improved confidence that sets the ROTC graduate apart from his or her peers in the civilian sector. Employers actively seek employees with the skills ROTC teaches a graduate.