Monmouth University and Rutgers University have an affiliation agreement permitting students at Monmouth University to cross-enroll in the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at Rutgers University. The Army ROTC program provides students the opportunity to study and train for careers as Commissioned Officers in the U.S. Army. Students who successfully complete the four-year ROTC program and their undergraduate degree program commission as second lieutenants in the Active Duty Army, the Army Reserve, or the NJ Army National Guard. 

To qualify for enrollment, a student must be physically qualified, be enrolled as a full-time student, and be of good moral character. Enrollment in the Army ROTC involves no military commitment during the freshman and sophomore years. The advanced portion of the program is contractual and is scheduled during the junior and senior years. Obligations include enrollment in the Reserves, successful completion of a Leadership Development and Assessment Course in the summer between the junior and senior years, and acceptance of a reserve commission.

Monmouth students must complete a “Permission to Take Courses” e-FORM prior to taking classes at Rutgers in order to have the ROTC credits apply toward degree requirements.

Students cross-enrolling for the ROTC courses are charged separately by Rutgers for these courses. Uniforms and textbooks are supplied to all students enrolled in both the basic and advanced programs. Contracted ROTC students receive a subsistence allowance from the U.S. Army Cadet Command.

Army ROTC scholarships of various lengths are available. Scholarships cover tuition and fees at Monmouth University and Rutgers University and a book stipend. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance, the Army Physical Fitness Test, results of a medical examination, and a personal interview.

For further information, call 848-932-3216, write to:

Army ROTC 
Rutgers University 
157 College Ave 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 

or send an e-mail to Mrs. Michelle Lawrence, Secretary, Department of Military Science. Information is also available on the ROTC Army Web site.