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Department of Military Science
College of Liberal Arts


Since 1967, we have been producing Army Officers and developing leaders of character. ROTC, which stands for Reserve Officers Training Corps, is a program of military instruction that takes place on 270 college and university campuses nation-wide. The origin of military instruction in civilian colleges dates back to 1819. Army ROTC is the experience of a lifetime that helps you acquire the skills that promote success in life after college. Through our cutting-edge leadership development curriculum and corporate partnership programs, Army ROTC will transform you into the leader of tomorrow.

Prospective Students

High school students are encouraged to apply for admission and financial aid in January of their senior year. The earlier applications are received, the earlier students will be notified of admission and financial aid decisions. 

Prospective students interested in enrolling at Jackson State University can visit the Office of Admissions webpage for more information: here



Students must meet Jackson State University’s minimum academic standards.
Students must be contracted to the United States Army to take MS301-MS402.


Students must pass an Army Physical Fitness Test, complete a Department of Defense Medical
Evaluation Board, maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5, complete an interview with the Professor of
Military Science, be an active participant in the ROTC program and complete an academic plan

What To Expect

General Requirements

Student Success 

Scroll up for more information on requirements to join  the ROTC program.


Looking for a way to pay for your tenure at Jackson State University? Fear not! We are here to help. Browse Scholarships in our Scholarship Portal to see what you qualify for today.

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For more information on joining the Tiger Battalion, please text “NG70” to 462769 or contact us at (601) 979- 8600.  You may also fill out our information form below. We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.



4th Floor, College of Liberal Arts


(601) 979-8600