RMU, located in Moon Township, has started unique programs that are designed to give military members the opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree in one of 60 areas of study. RMU has dozens of courses of study for those interested in a bachelor’s degree, including accounting, finance, communications, computer information systems, nursing, engineering, education, and more.
Local (and non-local) veterans find that RMU is a convenient place to earn their degree for several reasons:
- Location. RMU has a beautiful campus on the western outskirts of Allegheny County. They also have locations in downtown Pittsburgh, in Cranberry, and in Southpointe. Additionally, they offer classes at the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Moon Township. If your schedule prevents you from taking on-campus classes, RMU also offers many online courses, programs and degrees that you can earn when it’s convenient for you.
- Financial Aid. RMU has a generous financial package for veterans. The university is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program that helps veterans complete their college education. If a vet has less than 100% benefits as part of the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, Robert Morris will offer a Military Service Award that makes up the difference between the tuition benefit you would get at a state-run university and the tuition at RMU.
- Courses and real-world experience. When RMU faculty members design their classes, they’re focusing on real-world experience. It’s this approach that makes an RMU degree so valuable out in the work world. Employers know that the combination of courses and internships that each student participates in will help to develop excellent employees. RMU also has entrepreneurship programs for students—a sought-after choice for many military members.
- A setting that welcomes the experience and insight military members and veterans will bring to a college campus. There is a Vets Center that’s always open where you can relax and mingle with other military personnel. Additionally, RMU offers the services of a retired Brigadier General who serves as the Director of Veterans Education and Training Services so that education can be tailored to each serviceperson’s needs.
Veterans who have already earned their bachelor’s degree can still take advantage of Robert Morris University’s graduate, doctoral degrees, and certifications. Contact their Veterans Affairs Department at 412-397-5424 to find out more or visit http://www.rmu.edu/MilitaryVeterans