The master’s degree in Fire and Explosion Investigation is offered to the men and women entering the field of fire investigation in both private and public sectors as well as to experienced investigators seeking advanced education in this field. The program focuses on the need to understand the dynamics of fire, the chemistry of explosions, the systematic process of fire and explosion investigations and reconstruction, as well as the requisite knowledge of expert testimony. Candidates are required to complete forty credits of graduate work, which may include an internship in fire science. Twenty-two credits are dedicated to the core fire and explosion courses while the remaining eighteen credits are fulfilled by restricted electives. Students must complete either FIRE 6690 - Research Project or FIRE 6693 - Internship.