Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Programs at the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland

Stevenson University offers the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) in conjunction with The Johns Hopkins University's Blue Jay Battalion. The JHU Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) was among the first to be established by Congress in 1916 and is routinely ranked at the top of the Nation’s 273 programs. More than 3,000 students have received Army officer commissions through the program, with over 40 attaining the rank of general officer. Students can enter the program with as little as two years remaining as an undergraduate or may complete the requirements while pursuing a graduate degree. Upon graduation, students are commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Some are selected to attend a funded law school or several medical programs, while others serve in the active Army, the Army Reserve, or the Army National Guard. ROTC basic classes are open to all students. The Leadership and Management class specializes in leader development and is an excellent course for students aspiring to become leaders on campus and beyond. Additional information on military science or ROTC can be obtained by asking a current cadet, and by calling 1-800-JHU-ROTC or 410-516-7474. You can also email or visit the JHU ROTC website at

Stevenson University also offers the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFROTC) in conjunction with the University of Maryland’s Det 330. AFROTC provides students the opportunity to earn a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force while completing their undergraduate or graduate degree. It is highly recommended that students seeking a commission contact the AFROTC department for full program details before registering for classes. The email address is Students may call (301) 314-3242, or visit the Det 330 website at

AFROTC is designed to be a 4-year experience, but the schedule can be compressed (minimum of 3 years) for qualified candidates. A full four-year program is composed of the two-year General Military Course (GMC) and the two-year Professional Officer Course (POC). GMC students receive an introduction to the Air Force and various career fields and may have a chance to compete for scholarships. Non-scholarship GMC students incur no military service obligation and may elect to discontinue the program at any time. Students wishing to continue in the POC must pass all cadet standards by their last semester in the GMC, successfully compete for acceptance into summer field training course, and complete field training. POC students concentrate on the development of leadership skills and the study of United States defense policy. Additionally, all POC students receive a monthly allowance of $450-$500.

If the Air Force is offering scholarships, members of AFROTC in all degree programs are eligible to compete for scholarships based on a competitive selection process. Scholarship recipients receive money for tuition up to $18,000 per year, a book allowance (currently $600/year), and a monthly allowance from $300 to $500, depending on the student's AFROTC year.