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MS and PhD Positions Available in Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park

Numerous MS and PhD positions are now available in Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. The department offers an M.Eng. (coursework only), M.S. (thesis), and Ph.D. degree to qualified applicants. Some opportunities are available for teaching-assistantship based support as well as numerous scholarships available for M.S. and M.Eng. studies. M.S. and Ph.D. applicants must select a research adviser from the faculty (http://enfp.umd.edu/faculty), who sometimes have support in the form of a Research Assistantship in specific topical areas. M.S. and Ph.D. applicants are highly encouraged to contact faculty before they apply if they meet minimum application requirements (see below).

Masters of Science (MS) program:

http://enfp.umd.edu/grad/ms

Minimum Requirements

Applicants should have a B.S. degree in engineering, or a related field from an accredited institution.

Prior to applying, applicants should have taken the following four (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 would then be asked to complete the prerequisite courses during their first semester at UMD; note that provisional admission remains an exception and that corresponding applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries must satisfy the requirements of the University of Maryland’s office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS), which generally involves submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), financial certification, and visa documentation. Please see the Graduate Admissions Process for International applicants for more information.

Doctoral studies are offered in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in fire. 

http://enme.umd.edu/grad/phd-mech

The minimum requirements of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for acceptance into the Graduate program are:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited college or university (or equivalent from a foreign institution)
  2. At least a 3.0 G.P.A. (on a 4.0 scale) in a program of study in engineering, math, or physical science.
  3. At least 3 letters of recommendation strongly supporting the applicant’s admission into the Graduate Program
  4. An essay or statement of goals and experiences
  5. A quantitative score for the GRE of at least 163, and an analytical writing score of at least 4.5.
  6. For international applicants: please refer to UMD Grad School requirements(link is external).

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines for the Fall Semester

All international applicants, including international applicants currently studying at U.S. institutions must submit applications no later than March 15 . The preferred deadline for U.S. applicants is January 15; all U.S. citizens must submit applications by May 15. Admission recommendations are made on a rolling basis, and admitted applicants are notified as the decision is made. Most admission decisions and offers of financial assistance are made before April 15. All applicants that do not receive admission offers will have their applications canceled by Graduate School on May 31, and will subsequently be notified.

Application Deadlines for the Spring Semester

All international students, including international students currently studying at U.S. institutions, must submit applications no later than October 15. The preferred deadline for U.S. applicants is October 15; all U.S. citizens must submit applications by December 1. Admission recommendations are made on a rolling basis, and admitted applicants are notified as the decision is made. Most admission decisions and offers of financial assistance are made before October 15. All applicants that do not receive admission offers will have their applications canceled by the Graduate School on December 15, and will subsequently be notified.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering does not accept applications for the summer semester. Since all admission decisions and offers of financial assistance are made on a rolling basis, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications early.

For more information on our programs, please contact Nicole Hollywood, nholly@umd.edu