A master’s degree is a postgraduate study program that provides students with an in-depth and highly specialized education in their chosen field. Receiving this degree may improve job prospects for graduates by refining the knowledge and experience they have in their chosen field.
Using the concepts of engineering and science, the study of fire science often focuses on the behavior, effects, prevention, and causes of fire. Additionally, from protection to the management of hazardous materials, courses in fire science can cover both fire investigation and management.
To move into the upper ranks of the fire service field, you must not only have the knowledge to anticipate and plan for today's complex emergency scenarios, but you must
To move into the upper ranks of the fire service field, you must not only have the knowledge to anticipate and plan for today’s complex emergency scenarios, but you must also display the administrative and people skills of an effective leader. Anna Maria College’s Master of Public Administration with a Fire and Emergency Services specialization is designed for experienced firefighters, officers, and other fire-service professionals who want to move into management and high-level positions.
Experienced professionals may be eligible for the Mid-Career MPA, allowing them to complete their degree in 30 credit hours.
Courses include topics such as the essentials of emergency management, executive leadership and management policies in government finance.
Classes are taught in a convenient online format, allowing students to balance school with work and life.
University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering
The University of Maryland offers a Master of Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Engineering in Fire Protection Engineering via both on-campus and distance programs.
A bachelor’s degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in engineering or a related field from an accredited institution
Courses in structural mechanics*, differential equations, fluid mechanics and heat transfer
*Structural mechanics is not required for students interested in pursuing the Online Graduate Certificate in Engineering degree. Structural mechanics is required for students interested in pursuing the Master of Engineering degree on campus who are interested in taking a course in structural fire protection, either ENFP 405 or ENFP 621