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The department's major areas of interest include: 

  • Fire Behavior
  • Fire Supression
  • Fire Simulation and Computational Modeling
  • Fire Detection
  • Emerging Hazards
  • Evacuation Analyses
  • Materials Flammability
  • Smoke Movement and Control
  • Fires in Microgravity Environments
  • Wildland Fires

Master of Science

FPE offers a Master of Science (M.S.) on campus. The program requires successful completion of eight (8) approved courses (24 credits), plus six (6) credits of thesis research (30 credits total).

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Master of Engineering

FPE also offers a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Fire Protection Engineering through the Office of Advanced Engineering Education's Professional Masters program, both on campus and online. The program requires successful completion of ten (10) approved courses (30 credits total). A thesis is not required.

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Combined Bachelor of Science / Master of Science (M.S.) Program

Students enrolled in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering's (FPE) B.S. program may apply to our Combined Bachelor of Science / Master of Science program. This requires a GPA of 3.50 or higher and 90 or more degree credits. The Combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.) / Master of Science (M.S.) program allows students to complete both degrees in approximately five to five and a half years.

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Combined Bachelor of Science / Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Program

Students enrolled in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering's (FPE) B.S. program may apply to our Combined Bachelor of Science / Master of Engineering program. This requires a GPA of 3.50 or higher and 90 or more degree credits. The Combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.) / Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program allows students to complete both degrees in approximately five to five and a half years.

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Certificate Program

The certificate program can be completed entirely online. Designed with the working engineer in mind, it features a curriculum rich in the latest scientific and technological principles and practices needed for career advancement.

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Ph.D. Degree

FPE does not confer a Ph.D. degree at this time; however, students may pursue a Ph.D. with a strong emphasis on fire protection engineering by enrolling in the doctoral programs of other departments in the A.James Clark School of Engineering, such as Mechanical, Aerospace or Civil Engineering. Fire Protection Engineering faculty are affiliated with these departments and can serve as Ph.D. advisors. Students must fulfill the requirements of the department in which they are enrolled.

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