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Oklahoma State University

Degree Requirement

The emphasis in course work is on depth of understanding of subject matter and on preparing students for careers in the areas of fire and safety. Depth is obtained through broad-based “core” courses, while other courses are targeted toward the student’s specific career interests. Both thesis option and non-thesis option are available.

 

Thesis Option

A minimum of thirty (30) semester credits is required by the University, which is summarized as follows:

Core Courses (18 hours)

      GENT 5013 Research Methods

      GENT 5023 Project Management

      GENT 5033 Risk Analysis

      FSEP 5113 Fire and Explosion Hazard Recognition

      FSEP 5133 Principles of Industrial and Process Safety

      FSEP 5143 Structural Design for Fire and Life Safety

Electives (Select 6 hours, Minimum 3 hours of FSEP courses)

      FSEP 5123 Fire and Explosion Detection and Mitigation

      FSEP 5153 Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability and Risk

      FSEP 5163 Principles of Industrial, Physical and Building Security

      FSEP 5990 Special Topics

      FPST 4143 Industrial Ventilation and Smoke Control

      FPST 4383 Fire Safety Simulation Modeling

      ETM 5291 Failure Mode and Effects Analysis in Design

      ETM 5371 Ethics for Practicing Engineers

      ETM 5411 Engineering Economic Analysis

      ETM 5421 Understanding Variation I

      ETM 5331 Understanding Variation II

      ETM 5153 Foundations of Engineering Management

      IEM 5943 Hazardous Material and Waste

      ENGR 5133 Advanced Environmental Law

      POLS 5303 Introduction to Fire and Emergency Management

      FRNS 5123 Fire Dynamics Forensics in Forensic Investigations

Master’s Thesis (6 hours)

      FSEP 5000 Master’s Thesis

Each M.S. candidate must prepare a written thesis and defend it before a thesis committee of at least three faculty members (minimum two from the FPST program). The written document must satisfy the requirements of the Graduate College for format and structure. The thesis defense consists of a twenty-minute oral presentation, followed by questions from the committee.

 

Non-Thesis Option

The non-thesis M.S. degree can be earned by the Creative Component option. A minimum of thirty-two (32) semester credits is required by the University, which is summarized as follows:

Core Courses (18 hours)

      GENT 5013 Research Methods

      GENT 5023 Project Management

      GENT 5033 Risk Analysis

      FSEP 5113 Fire and Explosion Hazard Recognition

      FSEP 5133 Principles of Industrial and Process Safety

      FSEP 5143 Structural Design for Fire and Life Safety

Electives (Select 12 hours, Minimum 3 hours of FSEP courses)

      FSEP 5123 Fire and Explosion Detection and Mitigation

      FSEP 5153 Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability and Risk

      FSEP 5163 Principles of Industrial, Physical and Building Security

      FSEP 5990 Special Topics

      FPST 4143 Industrial Ventilation and Smoke Control

      FPST 4383 Fire Safety Simulation Modeling

      ETM 5291 Failure Mode and Effects Analysis in Design

      ETM 5371 Ethics for Practicing Engineers

      ETM 5411 Engineering Economic Analysis

      ETM 5421 Understanding Variation I

      ETM 5331 Understanding Variation II

      ETM 5153 Foundations of Engineering Management

      IEM 5943 Hazardous Material and Waste

      ENGR 5133 Advanced Environmental Law

      POLS 5303 Introduction to Fire and Emergency Management

      FRNS 5123 Fire Dynamics Forensics in Forensic Investigations

Creative Component/Report (2 hours)

      FSEP 5990 Special Topics

The FSEP 5990 course is used for a creative component. A report (a “mini-thesis”) must be submitted, prepared in the style of an M.S. thesis, but not submitted for Graduate College approval.