Admissions Requirements

Master of Fire Protection & Administration

Admissions Applications to Graduate Programs are completed through the UNC Charlotte Graduate School.

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 minimum score of 83 on the Internet-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 220 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 557 on the paper-based TOEFL, or a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS is required for applicants whose native language is not English and who has not earned a post-secondary degree from a US institution or graduated from an institution in an English-speaking country.
  • Differential and integral calculus (MATH 1120 or 1121 and ETGR 2272 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