We recommend students take 1-2 courses each semester to complete the curriculum on a part-time basis. If taking 2 courses in a semester, the 10 course curriculum can be completed in 5 semesters (1.5 years). If taking 1 course in a semester, the 10 course curriculum can be completed in 10 semesters (3+ years).
How long does it take to complete the Master of Engineering in Fire Protection?
May I transfer credits into the program?
Yes, up to six graduate-level credits earned at an accredited institution may be applied to the degree.
Is the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) required for admission?
The GRE is recommended but not required. However, students should have an earned bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field from an accredited institution.
Is there a limitation on the number of courses I may take each term?
The online Fire Protection Engineering program offers 2 courses each semester - one Group A course and one Group B course. We suggest students take all Group A courses before taking any Group B courses, and to only enroll in one course each semester. If a student wishes to complete two courses at a time, they may be able to do so with the approval of their advisor.
Is a certificate program offered?
Yes. The following four courses are required for the GCEN: ENFP 627 Smoke Detection/Management, ENFP 625 Advanced Fire Modeling, ENFP 651 Advanced Fire Dynamics, ENFP 653 Advanced Fire Suppression
If a certificate program is offered, will those credits later apply to a degree program?
It is likely that any credits earned in the certificate program will be applied to the Master of Engineering in Fire Protection.
How do I apply for the Master of Engineering in Fire Protection?
Application is a simple process which you can access at www.gradschool.umd.edu/application.
What makes the online Master of Engineering in Fire Protection at the University of Maryland unique?
It is the only completely Internet-based graduate program of its kind with no on-campus requirements.
Is there an on-campus requirement for the Master of Engineering in Fire Protection?
No, students do not have to physically come to campus.
Will there be interaction with other students in the program?
Yes, state-of-the-art resources, including asynchronous lessons with chat rooms and threaded discussions, will be incorporated into the program.
Is the quality of the online master's equal to that of a traditional program?
Yes, the online Master of Engineering in Fire Protection is taught by University of Maryland faculty with outstanding research and teaching credentials.
What student services are available to me?
Student services include library, bookstore, financial aid, admissions, registration and bill payment.
Who do I contact regarding advising?
Find information about how to contact your Academic Advisor and the rest of the Acdemic Affairs team here.