Fire Science, M.Sc.

Fire Science, M.Sc.

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  • English (schedule IELTS)
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Fire science is an interdisciplinary master’s program designed to provide an advanced technical background for fire service, fire safety, occupational safety, and security professionals who are involved with fire protection and investigation. 

About

Fire protection specialists require knowledge of the science and methodology for preserving lives and property by preventing or minimizing losses resulting from fires, explosions, accidents, and related hazards. Current national data indicate that trained fire protection specialists are in extremely limited supply. Initial job opportunities in the insurance field, industry, and government service may involve applications in engineering, research and product design, building and systems design, fire hazard analysis, marketing of equipment, or insurance. The fire science program and courses cover a wide range of topics including the proper design, arrangement, and use of building materials; analysis of fire and explosion hazards; safe design of industrial processes; management of property loss control and insurance programs; investigation of fires; management in the public sector; and safe design, selection, and handling of equipment and materials. Updated skills are provided in the application of fire protection principles to fire department, water supply, and building code aspects of community planning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry of Fires and Explosions
  • Dynamics, Evaluation, and Prevention of Structural Fires
  • Research Project
  • Survey of Forensic Science
  • Fire Scene Investigation and Arson Analysis
  • Arson for Profit
  • Legal Aspects of Fire and Arson Investigation
  • Fire Scene Investigation and Arson Analysis
  • Arson for Profit
  • Systems Approach to Fire Safety
  • Fire Protection Systems Application

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Admission to the University of New Haven Graduate School requires that applicants hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or from a foreign institution that is recognized by its jurisdictional Ministry of Education for granting baccalaureate degrees. 
  • Individual programs may have additional requirements for admission, details of which are included in the program listings in this catalog. 
  • For most programs, admission decisions are based primarily on an applicant’s undergraduate record. 
  • A prospective student who is currently completing undergraduate study should submit an official transcript complete to the date of application.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    870 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 870 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National Applies to you

    870 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 870 USD per credit and a duration of  .
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Living costs for New Haven

  • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

There are 3 types of loan programs for Graduate students:

  • Federal Direct Student Loan - A federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (5 credits each trimester) to be considered for the Federal Student Loan.
  • Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan - A credit based federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students may borrow up to theCost of Attendanceminus any financial aid the student is receiving. A credit-worthy endorser (co-signer) may be required by the lender. Students must first have their eligibility determined for the Federal Direct Student Loan before borrowing the Graduate PLUS loan.
  • Private Alternative Loans - These are private credit based loans where the student is the borrower and may require a credit worthy co-signer. Students should maximize their federal loan eligibility before applying for a private loan.

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