Frequently Asked Questions

Fire Science usually deals extensively with building construction, fire behavior, fire investigation, hydraulics, and fire protection systems. Fire science and related fields of study are a great foundation for starting the Fire Administration degree.

Fire Administration focuses on preparing students to deal with the demands of complex issues at the chief officer level. 

Yes. Some are also available in a face-to-face format, but all are available online.

That depends on what you transfer in and the course load you take.  Most people go part time and finish in 2-3 years.  We work with you to plan a timeline and adjust as necessary according to your needs. 



Certifications that are on your academic transcript from a regionally accredited university or college will transfer in as FIAD 1900 or FIAD 2900 and are typically applied to the 36-hour technical cognate.

State certifications that are not on a university or college transcript may transfer in through the credit by validation process and count toward the 36-hour technical cognate.

Yes, call or email Kerry Fritz or Dominic Wells to request a credit transfer estimate. 

Phone: 419-372-0503 or 419-372-1819

You may have to for financial aid reasons, but we don’t require you to take a minimum course load to stay in the FIAD program.  Most students take two classes per semester, but we work with you to determine the best balance to meet your timeline. 

Fall and spring semesters are 16-weeks long. Summer session has sessions of varying length. Click here for the current academic calendar.

The classes are asynchronous, meaning that there are no set times when all students and the instructor must log in.  However, the classes are very interactive and there are expectations that you will, for example participate in discussion forums and complete assignments each week.


The State Fire School classes are 1000 and 2000 level classes that cannot fulfill the core requirements of the 3000 and 4000 (Junior/Senior) level classes in the Fire Administration degree.  However, these credits can count toward the required technical cognate.


Updated: 06/26/2023 10:49AM