ROTC Programs

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) program is one of the most successful leadership programs in the U.S. It offers cadets paid tuition and a military career post-graduation. ROTC programs at Grand Canyon University (GCU) can help you develop governance skills that meet high U.S. Military quality standards and will be useful in post-military careers.

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Leadership Program

Learn the principles of leadership, management, and problem solving, all of which will help you thrive as an Army officer and in a future work environment.

Fraternal Organization

Build lifelong relationships with fellow ROTC members within the training environment, and participate in rewarding club activities.

Opportunity to Serve

When you graduate, you will receive an officer commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and the opportunity to serve in the most powerful ground force in the world.

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Army ROTC Scholarships

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All eligible GCU students have the opportunity to apply for an Army ROTC scholarship, which is one of the most accessible and generous scholarships in the nation. You may be eligible for full tuition scholarships, allowances for books and more.

Try ROTC with No Obligation

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Non-scholarship students can try Army ROTC programs for up to two years with no obligation while they work toward a college degree either at GCU or one of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) colleges. Just sign up for MSL-101 in the fall or MSL-102 in the spring.

If you have questions, or if you would like to know how to enroll in the Army ROTC program, call 855-GCU-LOPE and speak with a university counselor.

ROTC Commitment

Your obligation to the Army is eight years total: four years in Active Duty and four years in the Active Reserve components or Individual Ready Reserve (non-Active Reserve).


Years Active Duty1
(If ROTC scholarship is accepted.)


Physical Training Days

1 You will also take a three-credit class that may be used as an elective toward your degree.

Physical training meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at two different times. You may pick the time that fits your schedule.

Enrolling in the Air Force ROTC is also available to you at GCU. As a cadet, you will be guided through the mission and values of the U.S. Air Force with the opportunity to become officers upon graduation.

To learn more about the requirements and how you can enroll, contact your university counselor today.


Years Active Reserves


Lab Day

Your lab will meet on Thursday mornings.

The ROTC Nurse Summer Training Program (NSTP) is a paid three-week, 120-hour clinical rotation in an Army hospital working one-on-one with an Army nurse preceptor or instructor. Learn more about Army ROTC programs by contacting GCU's on-campus ROTC officer.


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