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 University of New Haven, 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.
Concentration in Fire/Arson Investigation
This concentration requires 13 credits as follows:
Approved Fire Science Elective Courses
Concentration in Public Safety Management
This concentration requires 12 credits as follows:
Approved Fire Science Elective Courses
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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.Book IELTS
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
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. In such cases, an admission decision may be made on the basis of a partial transcript, contingent upon completion of the baccalaureate degree. Registration is not permitted until a final, official transcript is submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office. Students may submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), GMAT, PRAXIS, or the Miller Analogies Test in support of their application. Students applying to certain programs are required to have test scores from such examinations sent directly from the testing service to the Graduate Admissions Office. Information regarding specific requirements for submission of test scores is contained in the program descriptions elsewhere in this catalog.
University of New Haven graduate programs are open to qualified international students. To qualify, a prospective student must have completed sufficient undergraduate preparation in a degree program acceptable to the Graduate School. The Graduate School operates on a trimester system. The fall term begins in early September, the winter term begins in early January, and the spring term begins in early April.
Because the review of international applications takes considerable time, it is important that the application and supporting materials be received by the Graduate Admissions Office prior to the deadlines outlined in the international student information packet.
U.S. Immigration regulations require that a person holding student status make satisfactory progress toward a degree. This requires full-time study, which is generally interpreted to mean completing at least three courses (9 credits) each trimester. Prospective international students should note that graduate certificates, the Executive MBA, the mechanical engineering master’s program, and the human nutrition master’s program are not designed to permit full-time study. Also, the programs in the Education Department do not accept international student applications.
To apply for admission to the Graduate School and to be ready to begin study, prospective international students must complete the steps outlined in the following section.
Applicants must submit the following materials:
1.A completed application form and the appropriate application fee.
2.Two letters of recommendation.
3.Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed. Applicants may be asked to provide substantiation of courses taken, grades received, and/or the academic reputation of the undergraduate school within the educational system of the country in which the school is located. A certified English translation must accompany non-English transcripts.
4.Proof of English proficiency. This must consist of one of the following:
a.The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination with a minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based test (IBT). The official score report must be sent directly from the testing service/site to the Graduate Admissions Office. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 is also acceptable. IELTS is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP:IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
Students whose TOEFL score is less than 80 IBT or whose IELTS score is less than 6.5 are required to take and pass E 600 English Language Workshop in the first term of enrollment at the Graduate School.
b.The Pearson Test of English with a minimum score of 53 is acceptable. The Pearson is managed by Language Testing (LT), a division of Pearson Education Ltd. The International Test of English Proficiency , iTEP score of 3.7 is also acceptable, iTEP is an innovative, Internet-based English assessment tool developed by Boston Educational Services.
c.Proof of completion of Level 112 in an ELS Language Center program (visitwww.els.edufor information).
d.Proof of completion of the Advanced Level from any of the USA-based Kaplan English Programs (www.kaplanenglish.com).
e.Proof that undergraduate academic instruction and courses were completed using the English language.
5.Financial documentation. International students must provide verification of sufficient funds for study and living expenses for 12 months. This verification must be one of the following:
a.Completed UNH Financial Statement of International Students and bank statement.
b.Current official scholarship letter.
The University of New Haven does not offer need-based financial assistance to international students.
6.Acceptance fee of $300. This nonrefundable fee must be paid before immigration documents (Form I-20 for students entering the United States on F-1 visas or DS-2019 for J-1 students) are issued. This fee is not credited toward tuition and is not required in advance from scholarship students.
7.Medical forms. Entering students must comply with health requirements by submitting the following forms required by the UNH Health Services Office:
a.Measles/Rubella Immunization Form (required of all students)
b.Health Examination Report (required of full-time students).
Visa documents (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019) are issued only after a student has submitted all required materials, has been accepted in a program of study, has provided acceptable proof of English proficiency and financial status, and has paid the $300 acceptance fee.
Graduate Tuition, per credit - $870
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
There are 3 types of loan programs for Graduate students:
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