Graduate Course Descriptions (On Campus Only)

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering's combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science and Bachelor of Science / Master of Engineering programs are not the same. Each program has its own requirements 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 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.

Application to the combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.) / Master of Science (M.S.) degree program is a two-step process. In the first step, students must submit a Combined Bachelor of Science / Master of Science Form, which can be downloaded from the Clark School's Office of Undergraduate Advising web site at, under "Request to Take Graduate Courses." This form identifies the three (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. Deadlines for applying to the FPE graduate program may be found on the University of Maryland Graduate School web site.

Acceptance to FPE's combined B.S./M.S. program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School.

Course Requirements

Please see section 5.1.1 in the PDF iconFPE Graduate Guide


Graduate-level courses taken while the student is an undergraduate are paid for by the student's full-time undergraduate tuition. The balance of credits taken as a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Science program are subject to the tuition and fees set by the University of Maryland Office of the Bursar.

For more information, please contact:

Nicole L. Hollywood

Associate Director for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
301-405-3994 |