How and Where to Earn Your Fire Science Degree Online

Fire science is about much more than just fighting fires. It covers everything from what causes them to how they behave and are investigated. Fire science jobs require serious knowledge and skills, like those taught in accredited online fire science degree programs. Keep reading to learn all about online fire science degrees, including how they work and where to find top programs.

2020’s Best Fire Science Degrees Online

Earning a fire science degree online is a great option for those looking to join the fire services field for the first time as well as current firefighters, EMTs and others looking to advance their careers to the next level. Deciding which program to choose, however, can be difficult and confusing. We’re here to help with our list of the best fire science degrees online for 2020. We’ve ranked programs based on several important elements, including affordability, salary potential after graduation, the number of online fire science programs available, and more. Learn more about this year’s standout schools and programs below.

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1 Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Stillwater, OK ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs3 Get Info

Oklahoma State University offers two master’s degrees and one doctorate degree in the fire science field that feature online study. The Master of Science in Engineering Technology with an option in Fire Safety and Explosion Protection prepares students for assessing and reducing the potential losses associated with fire, safety, hazardous material, and industrial hygiene incidents. Both OSU’s MS and PhD degrees in Fire & Emergency Management Administration are designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills to working professionals seeking to serve as administrators or managers in fire service, emergency management, emergency medical services, homeland security, or law enforcement organizations. All coursework for these degrees can be completed online and in-person thesis and dissertation defense is not required. However, online classes are presented in a synchronous format, meaning that students attend online at the same time as the classes are taught on campus.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students9,631 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid73% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$46,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
2 University of Florida Gainesville, FL ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs3 Get Info

The University of Florida offers both undergraduate and graduate level online programs for fire service professionals seeking to expand their knowledge base and advance their careers into management and administrative positions. The four-year Bachelor of Science in Fire & Emergency Services degree is available with three specializations: Fire; Emergency Management; and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Management. The 18-credit Undergraduate Certificate in Fire & Emergency Services offers fire protection-specific coursework for students seeking a quickly-attainable specialty education in fire services. The certificate offered with the same three specializations as the BS degree. UF’s Master of Science in Fire & Emergency Services is geared toward fire professionals seeking advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of disaster response and recovery, emergency planning, hazard preparedness and mitigation, and homeland security. The curriculum consists of 11 classes selected by the student and an FES Academic Advisor. All Fire Emergency Services programs described here can be completed 100% online with no campus visits required.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students30,795 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid32% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$56,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
3 Utah Valley University Orem, UT ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

Utah Valley University’s Emergency Services Department offers an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Services degree with two fire science related options: AAS in Emergency Services with Fire Officer emphasis and AAS in Emergency Services with Fire Fighter/Emergency Care emphasis. Both degree options are designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to gain employment or advance in their current careers in the emergency services field. Both options require completion of 63 credit hours of general education, emergency services, and emphasis-specific courses. Coursework is presented primarily online. However, EMT certification is required to earn either degree, and students choosing the Firefighter/Emergency Care option must additionally possess paramedic certification to graduate. Both EMT and paramedic training is available through the emergency services department, but cannot be obtained online.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students11,219 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid39% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$43,800 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
4 University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati, OH ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs3 Get Info

The University of Cincinnati offers Associate of Science and Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Fire Science Technology, both of which can be earned 100% online. Most courses are offered in an accelerated 7-week format with a few requiring 14 weeks of study. While all coursework required for these degrees can be completed online, some specific elective courses are available only on-campus or in a hybrid online/on-campus (with two-day residencies) format. Online core curriculum courses are taught twice a year (fall and spring semesters) while non-core courses are offered only once each year (spring or fall). Students may be able to fulfill some course requirements and achieve advanced program standing by way of certifications earned during the course of their professional firefighter training, thus cutting down both the time and costs associates with earning their degrees.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students15,358 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid54% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$42,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
5 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

UNCC’s online Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology: Fire Safety degree is designed to prepare students for leadership and management roles with fire service organizations and other fire protection related occupations. Coursework emphasizes both the technical and non-technical aspects of the fire and safety fields. The BS in Engineering Technology program is a degree completion program, and students must hold a previously-earned associate degree in fire protection, fire science, or a closely related major to be admitted. The 61-credit-hour curriculum consists of 46 credit hours of major-specific coursework and 12 credit hours of general education and/or major elective courses, all of which can be taken 100% online. However, course delivery may be either synchronous or asynchronous at the discretion of the course instructor.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,275 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid45% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$44,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
6 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

The University of Nebraska Omaha's Emergency Management and Disaster Science department offers a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management degree that can be earned with a concentration in Fire Science Management. Students in the program are required to select two concentrations. There are 15 concentrations available, eight of which can be completed entirely online, including the Fire Science Management concentration. The 120-credit hour curriculum includes 40 to 46 credit hours of general education courses, 30 credit hours of core emergency courses, and 30 credit hours of concentration course work (15 for each concentration). Fire Science Management is also available as a bachelor's degree minor consisting of 18 credit hours of emergency and fire science management courses, all of which can be completed online. Online courses are presented in an asynchronous format.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,135 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid54% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$44,200 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
7 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

Idaho State University offers Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Fire Service Administration, both featuring fully-online coursework. The AS in Fire Science Administration provides an in-depth overview of the fire science field for individuals pursuing employment with a fire department. The BS in Fire Science Administration is designed for working fire service professionals seeking to expand their knowledge base in order to advance their careers into officer and leadership positions. The bachelor’s degree program is essentially a degree-completion program, as earning the AS in Fire Administration is a prerequisite. Students must complete a total of 38 credit hours of general education coursework regardless of degree level. All classes in both degree programs are presented in an online, synchronous format featuring live interaction with the instructor. Students pay in-state tuition rates regardless of their state of residence.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students5,916 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid69% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$35,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
8 Park University Parkville, MO ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

Park University’s online Bachelor in Public Administration degree with emphasis in Fire Service Management prepares students for entry-level and advanced career positions in the firefighting field, as well as those interested in continuing their academic studies into graduate-level programs. This is a degree-completion program that requires the applicant to possess a previously-earned associate degree in Fire Service Technology or equivalent for admission. Students must complete 45 credit hours of coursework consisting of core public administration and fire management-related classes. All academic work for the degree can be earned entirely through online study with no visits to campus required. However, students have the option of attending available classes in-person at one of PU’s 41 campus centers located throughout the United States.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,859 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid47% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$45,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
9 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Daytona Beach, FL ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

Embry-Riddle’s Bachelor of Science in Emergency Services with Fire and Emergency Services specialization provides students with the theoretical foundations for administration and leadership positions with fire and emergency organizations in both the public and private sectors. Degree work is completed 100% online with courses presented in an asynchronous format allowing working students (including those doing shift work) to access and complete coursework at their own convenience. ERAU’s BS in Emergency Services degree is a participant in the Air University – Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC Category I) program. Through this program, students who have earned a Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) associate degree in Fire Science and Emergency Management can complete their ERAU bachelor’s program by taking no more than 60 credit hours past the CCAF degree.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students13,820 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid9% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$66,200 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
10 Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs4 Get Info

EKU offers four online credential options for fire professionals seeking career advancement in the areas of fire prevention, fire response, fire investigation, or fire design. The BS in Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology provides students with the knowledge to design and recommend equipment to fire organizations for the prevention of fire, explosion, and related hazards. The BS in Fire Protection Administration prepares graduates for leadership positions in fire-fighting organizations and operations. The BS in Fire, Arson, and Explosion Investigation provides the investigative and scientific skills necessary to determine the cause and criminal nature of explosions and fires. EKU’s Industrial Fire Protection Certificate is a 30 to 32 credit hour program that provides students with skills needed to protect life and property. All four programs feature online coursework, with the bachelor’s degrees in Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology, and Fire Protection Administration obtainable 100% online.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students6,987 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid60% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$36,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
11 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students16,409 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid19% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$32,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
12 Colorado State University-Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,753 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid57% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$47,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
13 Rio Hondo College Whittier, CA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,954 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid0% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$35,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
14 Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, NC ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,646 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid93% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$31,200 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
15 Eastern Oregon University La Grande, OR ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,905 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid82% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$41,200 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
16 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students4,140 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid17% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$36,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
17 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Carbondale, IL ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,460 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid74% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$42,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
18 Purdue University Global-Davenport Campus Davenport, IA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs5 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students33,287 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid0% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$33,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
19 West Los Angeles College Culver City, CA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students5,851 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid0% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$31,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
20 Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students7,457 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid19% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$32,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
21 Salem State University Salem, MA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,502 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid53% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$43,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
22 Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green, OH ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students4,460 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid66% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$40,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
23 Vincennes University Vincennes, IN ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,338 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid26% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$32,800 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
24 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,387 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid11% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$42,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
25 Siena Heights University Adrian, MI ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,092 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid100% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$42,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
26 Rasmussen College-Illinois Rockford, IL ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,460 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid39% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$32,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
27 Southwestern Adventist University Keene, TX ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students54 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid100% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$41,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
28 American Public University System Charles Town, WV ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs5 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students46,420 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementNo Institutional Financial Aid52% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$62,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
29 Columbia Southern University Orange Beach, AL ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs4 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students20,818 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementNo Institutional Financial Aid68% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$0 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
30 University of Maryland-University College Adelphi, MD ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students53,080 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementNo Institutional Financial Aid12% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$51,200 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
31 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Lakewood, WA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,424 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementNo Institutional Financial Aid33% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$36,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
32 Waldorf University Forest City, IA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,949 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementNo Institutional Financial Aid85% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$37,800 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
33 Anna Maria College Paxton, MA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students443 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementNo Institutional Financial Aid100% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$44,800 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
School Rank Number School Name City, State PROGRAM INFORMATION Total online programs Get Info School Information AmeriCorps match Top Peace Corps School Online Students Academic Counseling Career Placement Students Institutional Aid Total Cost (In-State) Median Earnings 10 Years Post-Entry
1 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

Hillsborough Community College’s Associate of Science in Fire Science Technology degree combines fire science courses with general education coursework for students interested in advancing their careers into supervisory and management positions. The degree prepares graduates for employment as fire science technicians, fire officers, fire safety inspectors, fire assistants, safety inspectors, building inspectors, and for jobs in fire insurance sales. The bulk of coursework is presented online, but some classes may be available only on the HCC campus depending on availability during a particular academic term and on the student’s individual elective choices. Be sure to consult with an advisor regarding online course availability prior to enrollment. Graduates of this degree program are eligible for transfer into Northwood University’s Fire Science Management baccalaureate degree program.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students10,438 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid11% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$33,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
2 Casper College Casper, WY ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

Casper College offers two fully-online programs designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills for employment and job advancement in the fire science field, or for transfer on to a four-year college or university for advanced coursework in fire science management. Casper College’s Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science Technology degree combines general education coursework with courses in a range of fire science subjects into a program typically completed in two academic years of full-time study. The Fire Science Technology Certificate offers a good alternative to the AAS program for students not interested in fulfilling the degree’s general education course requirements. The certificate program typically requires nine months of study to earn.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,443 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid31% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$35,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
3 Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

Distance learning students enrolled in Johnson County Community College’s Fire Science program can choose between an associate degree and certificate, either of which can be earned 100% online. The Associate of Arts degree with Fire Services Administration emphasis features general education and technical education coursework built around a core of fire science courses. Students receive comprehensive training and education aimed at promoting academic and professional development for fire personnel in the first five years of employment, and for advancement to company-level officer positions. Students should expect to devote two years of full-time study to complete the degree program. JCCC’s two-semester Fire Services Administration Certificate program consists of six fire science courses that provide knowledge that can be applied immediately by the student in their role as a professional firefighter.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students5,615 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid20% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$36,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
4 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

Central Piedmont Community College’s two-year, 100% online Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology degree teaches administrative and technical skills to fire science professionals in both the public and private sectors. Major topics covered include fire protection safety and suppression management, arson investigation, hazardous materials, hydraulics, and more, along with general education subjects in science, and the arts and humanities. For students interested in continuing their fire science education, Central Piedmont’s 2+2 transfer agreements with North Carolina A&T and UNC Charlotte mean that Fire Protection Technology AAS degree graduates can enter either university with junior standing to earn a bachelor’s degree. CPCC additionally offers Fire Protection Technology Certificates in two subjects (Fire Management and Basics in Fire Protection) that can be earned entirely online.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students10,649 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid4% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$27,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
5 Alamance Community College Graham, NC ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

Alamance Community College offers four credential options through its Fire Protection Technology program that feature online coursework, including an Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology and three certificates (Fire Protection, Fire Protection Management, and Fire Inspections). All of these programs are designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in the technical, leadership, and managerial areas of fire protection. Students learn to develop effective firefighting strategies, carry out fire suppression and fire prevention methods, conduct arson investigations, and supervise fire service personnel. Online courses are delivered asynchronously allowing students to fit their coursework into their individual work and life schedules.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,452 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid15% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$26,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
6 San Antonio College San Antonio, TX ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs3 Get Info

San Antonio College’s Fire Science associate degree programs are designed to prepare students for career advancement as firefighters. Program courses can be used to apply for higher levels of certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP). Distance learning students choose from two fully-online degree options. The AAS in Fire Science/Fire Fighting degree with Emphasis in Homeland Security addresses the need for trained fire service professionals in disaster preparedness. The AAS in Fire Service Leadership prepares students for careers in fire service management while providing foundational coursework leading to transfer on to a four-year university degree program. SAC additionally offers a fully-online Firefighter/Basic, Level I Certificate program leading to TCFP certification.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students6,401 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid13% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$31,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
7 Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

Pikes Peak Community College’s Fire Science Technology program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills covering all aspects of fire service, including prevention practices, protection systems, hydraulics, hazardous materials, fire investigation, codes and ordinances, and more. PPCC offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in three fire science areas: Fire Science Technology, Fire Science Management, and Fire Science Wildland. All three degree programs can be completed 100% online. In-person internships with area fire departments may be available. Current fire service professionals may be awarded up to 75% of program credits through faculty review of certifications that meet FEMA Emergency Management Institute, local, state, and NPFA standards.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students4,740 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid3% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$31,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
8 Davidson County Community College Thomasville, NC ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

Davidson County Community College offers a wide array of online educational programs to students interested in the fire science field, some of which can be completed entirely online. The Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology degree with an emphasis in Fire Protection Administration is geared toward both prospective and current firefighting professionals interested in advancement into leadership positions with fire departments, governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance companies, and others. The degree typically requires two years of full-time study and can be earned 100% online. CDDC’s AAS in Fire Protection Technology with Public Safety Telecommunicator emphasis is designed to provide knowledge in emergency services management and leadership, as well as professional skills for effective communications in a variety of emergency situations. Most but not all coursework for this emphasis area is presented online. In addition to its AAS degree, CDDC offers seven certificate programs that offer some or all of their required courses online.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,899 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid10% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$25,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
9 Catawba Valley Community College Hickory, NC ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

The online Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology offered by Catawba Valley Community College provides students with the technical, leadership, and managerial skills needed for career advancement within the fire services community. Fire science related topics covered in the curriculum include building construction, fire ground strategies and tactics, fire safety and prevention, risk assessment and management, and communications and leadership methodologies. CVCC additionally offers three fire protection certificates, each requiring completion of 18 credit hours: Fire Protection Management; Fire Protection Management H.S. Pathway; and Industrial Fire Protection. All coursework for these programs can be completed entirely online. However, students are required to come to campus to activate their admission process and to attend an initial academic advising session.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,565 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid4% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$28,800 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
10 Coastal Carolina Community College Jacksonville, NC ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs3 Get Info

Coastal Carolina Community College offers a host of fire science related credentials through its Fire Protection Technology program, including an Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology, a Fire Protection Diploma, and five fire science certificates (General Level, General Level 2, Fire Investigator Level, Incident Command Level, and Fire Supervisor). Coursework introduces students to a range of technical and administrative skills often required for job promotion consideration. All coursework for these programs can be completed entirely through online study. CCCC maintains a close relationship with its local military community, and active duty military personnel and their family members are eligible for in-state tuition rates while stationed in North Carolina.

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,364 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid4% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$27,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
11 Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville, NC ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students8,062 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid5% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$26,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
12 Meridian Community College Meridian, MS ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,645 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid42% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$26,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
13 West Georgia Technical College Waco, GA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs4 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,346 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid0% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$28,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
14 Blue Ridge Community College Flat Rock, NC ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs3 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students534 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid16% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$25,800 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
15 Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,532 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid30% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$35,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
16 Louisiana State University-Eunice Eunice, LA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,021 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid25% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$31,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
17 Albany Technical College Albany, GA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs3 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,131 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid3% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$21,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
18 Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,770 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid24% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$31,200 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
19 Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students5,949 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid4% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$28,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
20 Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton, VA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,215 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid3% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$29,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
21 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome, GA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,093 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid0% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$25,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
22 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs3 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,015 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid0% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$26,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
23 Weatherford College Weatherford, TX ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,026 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid19% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$31,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
24 Volunteer State Community College Gallatin, TN ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,617 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid3% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$32,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
25 Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga, TN ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,123 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid7% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$29,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
26 Lincoln Land Community College Springfield, IL ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs3 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,906 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid7% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$29,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
27 Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, MN ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,480 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid5% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$36,200 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
28 Atlanta Technical College Atlanta, GA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,440 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid0% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$22,000 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
29 Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, MA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,296 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid36% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$32,400 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
30 Lanier Technical College Oakwood, GA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs5 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,409 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid0% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$26,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
31 Bucks County Community College Newtown, PA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,710 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid4% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$38,600 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
32 Southern Arkansas University Tech Camden, AR ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students474 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid45% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$26,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
33 Ocean County College Toms River, NJ ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,495 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid3% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$34,900 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
34 Delta College University Center, MI ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,482 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid9% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$30,300 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
35 Passaic County Community College Paterson, NJ ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs2 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,121 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementYes Institutional Financial Aid6% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$27,700 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
36 Durham Technical Community College Durham, NC ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students2,110 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementNo Institutional Financial Aid53% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$28,800 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
37 Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington, CA ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students3,185 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementNo Institutional Financial Aid0% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$32,100 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.
38 College of the Mainland Texas City, TX ONLINE FIRE SCIENCE DEGREE INFORMATION Total online programs1 Get Info

School Information AmeriCorps MatchNo ×Participates in the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program. Gives a minimum of $1,000 in matching financial aid or other benefits to at least one AmeriCorps alumnus each year. Top Peace Corps SchoolNo ×Ranked among the highest-producing colleges of Peace Corps volunteers in 2018. Online Students1,346 Academic CounselingYes Career PlacementNo Institutional Financial Aid25% ×Percentage of students with scholarships or fellowships awarded and funded by the college. Only applies to full-time, first-time undergraduates. Total Cost
(In-State)$ ×Tuition and fees charged per academic year to full-time students qualifying for in-state residency.
Post-College Earnings$30,500 ×Median earnings of former students 10 years after entering the college. Only represents earnings of students who received federal financial aid.

Can You Really Earn a Fire Science Degree Online?

Given the hands-on nature of fire science, prospective students are often surprised to learn that distance learning fire science degree programs exist, especially those that can be completed entirely online. The study of fire science, however, lends itself well to fully-online coursework, often employing virtual “hands-on” investigations and situation analyses in place of in-person participation.

Potential In-Person Requirements for Online Fire Science Students

Most online fire science degree programs today, both undergraduate and graduate, can be completed entirely through online study, with no on-campus visits or any other in-person participation required. A few programs, however, include some on-campus or in-person components, such as:

  • Hybrid coursework
    Hybrid courses are those that combine online study with some amount of on-campus participation, such as lab work.
  • Internships
    Internships are typically with local fire departments, and include activities like “ride-alongs” on responses to alarms.
  • Orientation sessions
    On-campus orientation sessions typically take place at the beginning of a term, and last from one to two days.

4 Ways to Study Fire Science Online

There are four basic options for online fire science postsecondary study: professional certificates, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. Each has its own prerequisites, learning objectives, and post-grad career opportunities. Here’s a detailed look at what’s available:

Online Fire Science Programs at a Glance

Certificate

Credit Hours
10-30

Time to Complete
Varies from a few weeks to one year.

Career Opportunities
• Firefighter
• EMT (some employers)

Associate

Credit Hours
60-90

Time to Complete
Two years of full-time study. Part-time programs allow more time for completion.

Career Opportunities
• Firefighter
• Firefighting and Prevention Supervisor
• Fire Inspector
• Fire Instructor
• Fire Investigator
• EMT (some employers)

Bachelor’s

Credit Hours
120-180

Time to Complete
Four years of full-time study. Part-time programs allow more time for completion. Some accelerated programs are available with typical completion times of 15 to 18 months.

Career Opportunities
• Firefighter
• Firefighting and Prevention Supervisor
• Fire Inspector
• Fire Instructor
• Fire Investigator
• Fire Chief / Deputy Fire Chief
• Fire Marshal / Deputy Fire Marshal
• EMT (some employers)

Master’s

Credit Hours
30-36

Time to Complete
Typically two years of full-time study. Additional completion time (up to seven years in some programs) is often provided.

Career Opportunities
• Fire Chief / Captain / Lieutenant
• Director, Emergency Management

Undergraduate Fire Science Certificates Online

Undergraduate certificates in fire science provide students with foundational knowledge of the field, covering topics such as fire combustion and behavior, fire safety and prevention, and emergency services. Fire science undergrad certificates prepare students for entry-level jobs as firefighters and (in some cases) EMTs. Additional training (firefighter academy, EMT licensing courses) is required.

Fire certificate programs are commonly offered by community colleges and technical/vocational schools, and can be found both online and on-campus. Requirements for earning a certificate vary, with most requiring completion of 10 to 30 credit hours of coursework. Program lengths vary from a few weeks to one year.

Online Fire Science Associate Degrees

An associate degree in fire science prepares graduates for entry-level employment as firefighters, fire inspectors, fire investigators, fire instructors, and (in some instances) EMTs. Additional training, however, is required for all of these jobs. Both Associate of Science (A.S.) and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) fire science degree programs can be found online. A.S. programs are traditionally geared toward students interested in continuing their educations into bachelor’s degree programs, while A.A.S. programs are aimed at students who want to move directly into their careers upon graduation.

Fire science associate degrees typically require two years of full-time study, which includes both general education and major-specific coursework. They’re offered online most often by community and technical colleges but are also available from some four-year colleges and universities. In most cases, coursework is presented in an asynchronous format, and most programs can be completed entirely online without any in-person requirements.

Bachelor’s in Fire Science Online

A bachelor’s degree in fire science can provide a leg-up to graduates seeking entry-level jobs as firefighters, fire inspectors, and EMTs (all requiring additional training), but are more often designed for current fire services professionals seeking to advance their careers into management and supervisory positions. Online degree programs are available in specialized areas of study such as investigation, administration, fire technology, emergency services, and more.

Online fire science bachelor’s degree programs are offered by public and private colleges and universities, and typically require four years of full-time study that includes general education and major-specific core and elective coursework. Most online programs feature confer a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, although a few Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) programs are available. The majority of programs feature all of their coursework online, but some include a few classes in a hybrid (online/on-campus) format.

Online Fire Science Master’s Degree

Online master’s fire science degrees are designed for working professionals with several years of experience in firefighting, fire protection, fire investigation or a similar field who want to advance into top-tier leadership positions – most commonly in administration or investigation. Advanced and specialized education and training are the hallmarks of master’s-level fire science degree programs, and prospective students will be looking at Master of Science (M.S.) degree titles such as:

  • M.S. in Emergency Management
  • M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering
  • M.S. in Public Administration (with Fire and Emergency Services specialization)
  • M.S. in Public Safety Leadership and Administration (with Executive Fire Administration concentration)

As with fire science undergrad degrees, most master’s programs feature fully-online coursework, most often in an asynchronous format.

Earning Your Bachelor’s in Fire Science Online: A Detailed Look

Bachelor’s degree programs are especially popular in the fire science field because of their flexibility in the job market. Like job seekers with an associate degree or certificate, fire science bachelor’s degree grads are attractive candidates for entry-level fire-services positions, with the extra two years of education giving them a leg up on the competition. Bachelor’s graduates additionally appeal to employers seeking experienced fire science professionals with specialized training. Here’s more on what fire science bachelor’s degree programs are all about.

What do you study?

Fire science bachelor’s degree curriculums include general education coursework along with both core and elective courses in subjects such as:

  • Community risk reduction and fire prevention
  • Emergency planning
  • Fire combustion and behavior
  • Fire investigation and analysis
  • Fire protection structure and system design
  • Fire safety and regulation
  • Law, public policy and administration
  • Professional leadership
  • Risk reduction in fire and emergency services

What skills do you learn?

Is it possible to have a concentration?

How much does an online bachelor’s degree in fire science cost?

Accreditation for Online Fire Science Programs

It is crucial for prospective students to make sure that the online fire science program and college they’re considering are both properly accredited. This ensures the curriculum meets high standards of academic quality. Accreditation information can normally be found on a school’s website. It can also be determined by searching for schools on the DOE’s database of accredited schools.

Fire science degree programs are accredited in the U.S. by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). Programs may additionally be certified by the U.S. Fire Administration’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recognition program.

What Are My Career Options with an Online Fire Science Degree?

Fire science encompasses a wide range of career fields and dozens of job titles, from the entry-level firefighter to advanced positions in research, investigation and management. Minimum education, training, and experience requirements vary greatly by occupation, and professionals often find themselves returning to school to earn advanced degrees in order to gain specialized skills and move up the career ladder. Here are some of the most common career positions available to individuals with a fire science degree.

Firefighter

Firefighters respond to fires and other emergency events where life, property, and/or the environment are in danger. Firefighters control and extinguish fires, and locate, rescue and treat victims. They also clean and maintain equipment, and participate in practice drills and physical fitness training.

Fire Marshal

Fire marshals are sworn law-enforcement officers employed by city, county, provincial, and state governments. Their duties may include overseeing fire code enforcement, investigating the origins and causes of fires, and making arrests of individuals for arson and related offenses.

Wildland Firefighter

Wildland firefighters control and put out non-structure fires occurring in vegetation or natural fuel sources. Wildland firefighters are members of highly-skilled crews and are typically employed by federal, state, and local park, forestry, and wildlife government agencies.

Fire Chief

Fire Inspector

Fire Investigator

Arson Investigator

Fire Protection Engineer

EMT/Paramedic