Fire Science Degree Programs

At Kaplan University, our fire science programs are designed to help you develop an understanding of the interagency coordination necessary for fire prevention, safe and successful fire-incident command, arson investigation, and life-safety education.

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Your Career Ladder Could Start Here

Our fire and emergency management programs focus on the new challenges in technology, human resource management, and fiscal responsibility faced by emergency services personnel. Enroll now and see how the convenience and flexibility of online learning is ideal for the fire science and emergency management fields.

Kaplan University is recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration as an official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) institution. Our fire science programs closely follow the FESHE model. Additionally, Kaplan University’s associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).


International Association of Fire Fighter (IAFF) members, click here to get answers to frequently asked questions regarding tuition benefits, programs, transfer credits, and more.

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Program availability varies by location and delivery method. Onsite course scheduling decisions are at the discretion of the campus and some courses are only available online.

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How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

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Military Students

Reduced tuition rates, acceptance of military training, and flexible scheduling are just a few of the ways we serve military students.

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International Students

Enroll in a respected degree program from an accredited US university without the time, costs, and challenges associated with moving to the United States.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

What are my payment options?

From scholarships to financial aid, we help you find more ways to save on college tuition.

Tuition and Financial Aid

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Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

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We stand behind our academic quality and believe you should have the opportunity to experience real classes before making a decision. Learn more about how you can start your Kaplan University education online or on campus with no financial obligation.


Fire Science Faculty and Leadership

Single Courses

Our flexible options include offering certain courses to nondegree-seeking participants. Upon successful completion of a course, the participant may transfer the credits earned toward a degree at Kaplan University if the course is part of the Kaplan University degree program.

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*Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional academy training and education may be required for firefighting or emergency management jobs.