Fire Protection Engineering (ENFP)
Graduate Degree Program
The Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) offers a world-class environment for advanced graduate study and research in the broad area of fire safety. The department offers a Master of Science (M.S) degree and a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree. The mission of the FPE Department is to reduce the burden of fire losses on life and property by providing the highest quality of scientifically-based education, research, and outreach in fire protection engineering, and in fire-related safety, health and environmental issues. The FPE graduate program provides the unique interdisciplinary academic foundation and scholarly training needed to address complex engineering problems with emphasis on advancing the field of fire protection engineering.
The educational objectives of the FPE M.S. and M.Eng degree programs are to produce graduates who:
- Have the technical knowledge and skills needed to practice fire protection engineering locally, nationally and internationally in a variety of modern professional settings;
- Have the ability to understand and communicate societal, environmental, economic and safety implications of engineering decisions on the local and global communities;
- Are prepared to participate in the development and promotion of fire protection engineering and assume technical and/or business leadership positions.
Some additional educational objectives specific to the FPE M.S. degree program are to produce graduates who:
- Appreciate the importance of scientific research as a mechanism to strengthen the technical basis of fire protection engineering.
- Have the basic competencies needed to pursue advanced studies (e.g., Ph.D.) in fire protection engineering or related fields.
The program is designed to stimulate intellectual growth, increase the level of objective understanding of the physical world and further develop capabilities for analysis and synthesis in order to produce premier fire safety engineers and/or researchers.
The Department of Fire Protection Engineering offers several types of financial support through various research or teaching assistantships. Students are also encouraged to seek other external funding opportunities, for instance via University of Maryland work-study programs and internships available in fire laboratories and FPE consulting companies in the Baltimore-Washington area. For more details, see the department’s graduate guide available at http://www.fpe.umd.edu/grad.
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Fire Protection Engineering
3104D J.M. Patterson Building
4356 Stadium Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
The M.S. and M.Eng. programs are open to qualified students holding a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution. Applicants should have taken the following 4 prerequisite courses: differential equations, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, structural mechanics (or strength of materials). Applicants who have not completed all prerequisites may still be admitted on a provisional basis if they demonstrate satisfactory academic performance in a related field and/or relevant work experience; these applicants may then be asked to complete the prerequisite courses during their first semester at the University of Maryland. In most cases, the application process requires scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions
|Type of Applicant||Fall Deadline||Spring Deadline|
|US Citizens and Permanent Residents||Fall 2019: 28 June||3 Dec|
|Fall 2020: 30 June|
|F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A, E, G, H, I and L visas and immigrants||13 Mar||27 Sep|
Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.enfp.umd.edu
See http://www.fpe.umd.edu/research/labs for a description of the experimental and computer laboratories available in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering.
|Last Name||First/Middle Name||Graduate Faculty Status||Academic Credentials||Positions|
|Gollner||Michael J.||Full Member||B.S., 2008, University of California-San Diego; M.S., 2010, University of California-San Diego; Ph.D., 2012, University of California-San Diego||Associate Professor, Fire Protection Engineering |
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
|Isman||Kenneth||Full Member||Clinical Professor, Fire Protection Engineering |
|Marshall||Andre W.||Full Member||B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1991; M.S. Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1996.||Associate Professor, Fire Protection Engineering |
Affiliate Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
|Milke||James A.||Full Member||B.S., University of Maryland-College Park, 1976; M.S., 1981; Ph.D., 1991.||Chair, Fire Protection Engineering |
Professor, Fire Protection Engineering
|Stoliarov||Stanislav I.||Full Member||B.S./M.S, Mendeleev Institute of Chemical Technology-Russia, 1993; Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 2000||Associate Professor, Fire Protection Engineering |
|Sunderland||Peter B.||Full Member||B.S.,Cornell University. 1983; M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1986; M.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1994; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1995.||Professor, Fire Protection Engineering |
Affiliate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
|Trouve||Arnaud||Full Member||M.S., Ecole Centrale Paris-France, 1985; Ph.D., Ecole Centrale Paris-France, 1989.||Professor, Fire Protection Engineering |
Affiliate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Affiliate Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Graduate Director, Fire Protection Engineering
|diMarzo||Marino||Full Member||Dr.Ing., University of Naples-Italy, 1976; Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 1982. GCEN Academic Advisor for Fire Protection Engineering||Professor, Fire Protection Engineering |
Professor, Mechanical Engineering