Admissions Requirements

Master of Fire Protection & Administration

Admissions Applications to Graduate Programs are completed through the UNC Charlotte Graduate School. Please visit their website at: http://graduateschool.uncc.edu/

Admission Requirements

  • An earned undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology, emergency management, or a related technical or scientific discipline. For the Fire Protection concentration, an undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology, or a related technical or scientific discipline is acceptable. For the Fire Administration concentration, a degree in engineering, engineering technology, emergency management, or a related discipline is acceptable.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Acceptable scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections of the GRE
  • Positive letters of recommendation
  • A TOEFL score of 83 (internet based test), 220 (computer-based) or 557 (paper-based) is required if the previous degree was from a country where English is not the common language
  • Integral and differential calculus (MATH 1120 or 1121 or ETGR 3171 at UNC Charlotte or equivalent from other institution) is required for students pursuing the fire protection concentration.
  • Statistics (STAT 1220 or STAT 3128 at UNC Charlotte or equivalent from other institution) is required for all students.
  • An essay detailing the applicant's motivation and career goals, along with any specific research and training interests.
  • Other credentials as required by the Graduate School

Documents to be Submitted for Application

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official GRE scores and official English proficiency tests scores (for those whose native language is not English)
  • The UNC Charlotte application for graduate admission form
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An essay detailing the applicant's motivation and career goals, along with any specific research and training interests