Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)

For information, contact the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps office at 67 Millett Hall (513-529-3700).

Naval ROTC was founded at Miami in 1946. With satisfactory completion of naval science and bachelor’s degree requirements, graduates are commissioned either an Ensign in the United States Navy, or Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.

All NROTC programs are open to men and women. You may qualify for the scholarship program, college program, or two-year program.

Scholarship Program

Students admitted to Miami as midshipmen in the scholarship program receive a monthly subsistence allowance and an allowance each semester for the purchase of textbooks. The Navy pays all registration and general fees, all tuition (in state or out of state), all instructional fees, provides all naval science textbooks, and furnishes all uniforms.

Between academic years, midshipmen participate in summer training periods held throughout the world. During these training periods, you are furnished all meals, housing, medical care, travel expenses, and military pay. Upon commissioning, you serve a minimum of four years on active duty.

You can major in any field of study leading to a bachelor’s degree; you can choose Navy option, Navy nurse option, or Marine Corps option.

Navy scholarship option. You take 31 semester hours of naval science, one year of calculus, one year of calculus-based physics, one semester of American military affairs or national security policy, and one semester of world culture.

Navy nurse scholarship option. This program is for students seeking a commission in the Navy Nurse Corps. In addition to the department of nursing requirements, you take 18 semester hours of naval science.

Marine scholarship option. You take 24 semester hours of Naval Science; one semester of American military affairs or national security policy. You must also complete six weeks of training at the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia, during the summer between your junior and senior years.

College Program

Selection to this program is made by the professor of naval science, based on evaluation of the applicant’s potential to serve as a commissioned officer, ACT or SAT scores, and high school record. You receive books and materials for all naval science courses, uniforms, $350 per month during your junior year, and $400 per month during your senior year.

Freshmen apply during the Summer Orientation Program. Applications are accepted, however, any time during a student’s first two years at Miami. Submit applications to the NROTC Unit, Millett Hall.

Midshipmen participate in one summer training period, held throughout the world, normally the summer between your junior and senior years. During training, meals, housing, and medical care are furnished, and you receive military pay and reimbursement for cruise travel expenses. After you are commissioned, you serve a minimum of three years on active duty.

You can compete for Navy and Marine Corps scholarships throughout your first two years in the NROTC program. You follow the same requirements as the scholarship students while competing for those scholarships.

Two-Year Program

Sophomores can apply for the two-year program at the NROTC Unit, Millett Hall. Selection is based upon your cumulative grade point average and potential as a commissioned officer. If you are selected, you must attend the Naval Science Institute at Newport, Rhode Island, between your sophomore and junior years. You then enter NROTC as a junior in the scholarship or college program. You have the same benefits and take the same naval science courses as other NROTC students.

Other Information

NROTC midshipmen may change from the Navy to the Marine Corps option, or vice versa, anytime during their first three years at Miami provided they are qualified and both services agree.

Scholarship program midshipmen do not incur any obligation until the beginning of their sophomore year. College program midshipmen do not incur any obligation until the beginning of their junior year.

Initial duty assignments depend upon needs of the service and the individual’s preference, qualifications, and performance. Navy option midshipmen may choose assignments in naval aviation, nuclear submarines, or surface warfare. Marine option midshipmen also choose from a variety of assignments, including aviation, combat arms, and combat support.

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