The Department of Fire Protection Engineering's Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science, and Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineering programs are not the same. Each program has its own requirments and options. For more information, see our M.S. vs. M.Eng page.
Students enrolled in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering's (FPE) B.S. program may apply to our Combined B.S./ M.Eng. 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.
Application to the combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.)/Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree program is a two-step process. In the first step, students must submit a Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineering Form, which can be downloaded from the Clark School's Office of Undergraduate Advising web site at eng.umd.edu/advising/forms, under "Request to Take Graduate Courses." This form identifies the 3 graduate courses that are counted for both undergraduate/graduate degrees. It should be submitted to 1131 Martin Hall at least one day before the first meeting of the student’s first 600+ class.
In the second step, students must apply to the UMD graduate school through the Maryland Graduate Applied Engineering (MAGE) program, which administers UMD's Master of Engineering programs. Deadlines for applying to the FPE graduate program may be found on the UMD Graduate School web site.
Acceptance to FPE's Combined B.S./M.Eng. program does not guarantee admission to the MAGE program, or to the Graduate School.
Students in the combined program can take a maximum of three courses that will double count for both undergraduate and graduate credit. Courses are offered beginning in the second term of junior year, assuming the student is eligible. Course selections should be discussed with the student's academic advisor.
Graduate-level courses taken on campus while the student is an undergraduate are paid for by the student's full-time undergraduate tuition and fees, which are set by the UMD Office of the Bursar. Online graduate courses taken while the student is an undergraduate are subject to the tuition and fee costs set by MAGE, as are the balance of credits taken as a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Engineering program.