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Fire Protection Engineering (online) (Z049)   

Program Title and Classification

Fire Protection Engineering (online)

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Engineering

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation are required for anyone with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0. Anyone with a GPA 3.0 or above should contact the Office of Advanced Engineering Education with a request to waive this requirement. 

*Visa Eligibility: This program is not eligible for I-20 or DS-2019 issuance by the University of Maryland.

Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis if they have demonstrated satisfactory performance in another graduate program and/or their work has been salutary.

Applicants with foreign credentials must submit academic records in the original language with literal English translations. Allow at least three months for evaluation of foreign credentials. International applicants are advised to review the Graduate School English requirements to learn whether or not the submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores is required.

Full admission requires the following prerequisites:

  • 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
  • Completed applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please visit the department website for more information. 

Please note that, in addition to the application semesters and deadlines listed below, Winter applications are accepted for ENGF and Z049 APPLICANTS ONLY. For these applicants, the Winter domestic deadline is November 1st and the Winter international deadline is May 1.

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:


Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
26 July15 Dec
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
26 July15 Dec

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

12 credits required

ENFP 627: Smoke Detection and Management (3 credits)

ENFP 625: Advanced Fire Modeling (3 credits)

ENFP 651: Advanced Fire Dynamics (3 credits)

ENFP 653: Advanced Fire Supression (3 credits)




Associated Information