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Undergraduate Information Sessions

Attend an Information Session to learn about our unique program!

UMD offers the only ABET-accredited undergraduate program in Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) in the world! FPE students use predictive modeling, innovative building and product design, risk analysis, human behavioral studies and other engineering methods to protect people from fire. The field is experiencing explosive growth in the job market and our graduates are eligible for opportunities in exciting careers all over the world.

When and where are the information sessions?

Information sessions are a full two hour program (advanced registration required). We hold sessions during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. An RSVP is required to attend. Each Information Session will consist of the same material, so you only need to attend one. Current high school students, undergraduates, community college students and their families are welcome to attend. All information sessions are held in a hybrid format. Attendees may join us in-person at our department in the J.M. Patterson Building on the UMD College Park campus, or virtually via Zoom. 

Upcoming Undergraduate Information Sessions (Hybrid Format)

  • Wednesday, June 26th, 4:30-6:30 PM

Click here to register for an information session!
Fall dates will be posted by August.

What will you do at an information session?

  • Watch demonstrations of fire research and take a tour of the lab spaces
  • Talk with current students and meet uniquely collaborative faculty
  • Learn more about the field and career options
  • Hear about the admissions pathways to become a UMD FPE student

Questions? Please send an email to:

Can't make any of the upcoming information sessions? We invite you to visit the department on a date convenient to you! During the fall and spring semesters, student shadow visits are available where prospective students can shadow a current FPE major in a fire protection engineering class. During the summer, department tours are available by appointment. Email us to schedule a visit to the department at

Graduate Information Sessions

Masters of Engineering Program

Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering (MAGE) connects working engineers and technical professionals to the world-class expertise of the UMD Department of Fire Protection Engineering through a Masters of Engineering (MEng) degree program and a Graduate Certificate option.

All courses are available in-person or online, providing students the flexibility to earn a Master of Engineering or Graduate Certificate in Fire Protection Engineering while balancing work and family from anywhere in the world. Classes are taught by FPE faculty at the forefront of the industry and incorporate the latest education tools to create a collaborative, interactive learning environment. 

Upcoming Information Sessions

Virtual information sessions are held by MAGE throughout the year, and there is an in-person open house each fall. Click here to see upcoming dates and register for an admissions event!

Masters of Science Program

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland offers an environment for advanced graduate study and research in the broad field of fire safety in the Masters of Science (MS) program. MS students complete both graduate coursework and a research thesis. This program is offered in-person only.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Virtual information sessions are held by the UMD FPE department twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. There is a recording available of the Spring 2024 information session; please email for the link. The next information session will be held in Fall 2024. Registration information will be posted here in August.