2011 Pat's Run, photo by Tom Story

The ASU/Army Master’s Degree Fellowship Program (A/A MDFP) is a partnership between the Office of Distinguished Graduate Fellowships and the U.S. Army Department of Military Science at ASU to identify and fully fund suitable master’s degree students at ASU in almost any field.

A/A MDFP will pay full tuition and fees, a monthly stipend and a separate allowance for books and supplies.

This program is for incoming two-year master’s students who are interested in military service as an officer after graduation. With respect to branches of service, the program currently includes options in the Army, National Guard or Army Reserve and leads to an elevated position as an officer in the student’s field of choice (e.g., communications, humanities-oriented fields, psychology, technology, STEM-oriented fields, professional fields, etc.)

Basic eligibility:

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Must be either admitted to, in the process of applying to or intending to apply to a full-time two-year on-campus master’s program at Arizona State University.
  • Generally, must be under 30 years of age—however, waivers of this requirement are available.
  • Must be able to pass a fitness test.
  • Must have an interest in becoming an officer in the Army, National Guard, or Army Reserve — a commitment to serve as an officer for a limited time is required.
  • Must be willing and able to travel.
  • Preparation and endorsement by the Department of Military Science at ASU are required; attend an information session for details.

Award and benefits: Full tuition and fees paid, monthly stipend, allowance for books/supplies, personal and professional development programs; built-in career prospects

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