Army ROTC Program

Lieutenant Colonel David Mun
Professor and Chair, Department of Military Science

335A Huntington Avenue
617.373.8677 (fax)
Army ROTC website
Scott Lyons, Enrollment and Scholarship Officer,

The Department of Military Science offers the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program. The goal of the program is to develop leadership potential in men and women and to prepare them for an officer’s commission in the Active Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. The curriculum teaches principles of leadership and personnel management and seeks to develop leadership traits such as teamwork, responsibility, initiative, self-confidence, and discipline.

The Army ROTC program is conducted at Northeastern University. For more information, write:

Department of Military Science
Northeastern University
335A Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

or call 617.373.2376

Completion of the Army ROTC program will lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army, Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard. The program consists of the basic course (freshman and sophomore years) and advanced course (junior and senior years). The program does not conflict with co-op schedules.

Enrollment in the basic course is voluntary and is open to all full-time students. However, only cadets formally enrolled in ROTC may participate in leadership labs, physical training, and practical field exercises. Students in the basic course do not incur a military obligation. Check with your academic department to ensure credits are accepted.

The advanced course is open to all qualified students who have basic course credit or equivalent military experience, as well as meet the Army’s physical, medical, and age requirements. Contracted students (advanced course and/or scholarship) receive a monthly cash stipend while in school. Scholarship students also receive full tuition and fees as well as $1,200 per year for books. Scholarships are merit based and are awarded as four-year, three-year, or two-year benefit packages.

Army Nurse Corps ROTC Program

ROTC provides an opportunity for college nursing students to receive practical, hands-on leadership experience. The courses provide a chance for students to develop management, communication, and decision-making skills. ROTC also provides nursing cadets an opportunity to participate in the Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP). NSTP is a paid, three-to-four-week, hands-on clinical elective for Army ROTC nurse cadets. This elective is conducted at more than 20  U.S. Army hospitals in the continental United States, Hawaii, and Germany. During the NSTP clinical elective, the cadet receives experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor—an Army Nurse Corps officer who works with the cadet one-on-one. Scholarship nurse cadets receive a monthly cash stipend while in school as well as full tuition and fees and $1,200 per year for books.

Navy ROTC Program

The Navy ROTC unit is a six-school consortium that includes students from Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern, Tufts, Harvard, and MIT. All Navy ROTC scholarships assigned to Northeastern (NEU) are for nursing majors only.  The scholarship covers full tuition, mandatory fees, a $375-per-semester book stipend, and a living stipend valued at $250 per month that increases by $50 each year up to $400. Room and board are not included in the scholarship. For students on Northeastern’s five-year program, the Navy grants “Fifth Year Benefits,” which mirror those of the fourth year. Upon graduation, students must fulfill a four-year active-duty commitment.

Navy ROTC nursing students are required to take four naval science classes in addition to their regular coursework and attend a weekly leadership laboratory as well as group physical fitness session.  All classes, labs, and group workouts are conducted at Boston University. Students typically spend a total of six to eight hours per week participating in Navy ROTC–related activities. Additionally, Navy nurses complete two summer training "cruises" prior to graduation, each of which lasts approximately four weeks. One cruise is conducted with a medical unit at sea (on a Navy ship) and the other at a land-based naval hospital.  All lodging, transportation, meals, and uniforms are covered by the Navy during summer training sessions. For more information, contact the recruiting officer at 617.353.0474 or

Air Force ROTC Program

Air Force ROTC is an educational and leadership program designed to give men and women the opportunity to become an Air Force and Space Force officer while completing a bachelor’s degree.

Through a cross-enrolled program with Boston University, interested Northeastern University students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Program. The requirements include aerospace studies classes, leadership laboratory classes, and physical fitness training. The mandatory weekly commitments range from five to seven hours per week.

In addition to the leadership and management training that cadets receive, they also benefit from several scholarship programs. High school seniors can apply for four-year scholarships. The scholarships range from $18,000 per year (capped at $9,000 per semester) all the way up to full tuition. Scholarship winners will also receive a monthly stipend, a book allowance, and uniforms. Applications for scholarships are due by January 17 of senior year. Apply at the Air Force ROTC website.

Freshmen and sophomores already in college can compete for three- or three-and-a-half-year scholarships, some of which cover full tuition, while others cover $18,000 per academic year. All scholarship winners will receive a monthly stipend, a book allowance, and uniforms.

However, eligible students may pursue a commission through Air Force ROTC without a scholarship.  Air Force ROTC-contracted cadets will receive a monthly stipend.  For more information, call 617.353.6316 or 617.353.4705.