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100% Online Associate of Science for Fire Science Professionals

American Public University offers an Associate Degree in Fire Science designed to provide students with a foundation for beginning practice in fire science professions. The associate degree also prepares individuals who are interested in continuing their studies at the baccalaureate level. This affordable program is facilitated completely online. Working professionals have the flexibility to earn their associate degree in this dynamic field while they continue to work in their careers and balance their existing schedules. Students learn fundamentals of fire science, fire safety, leadership, and crisis management.

American Public University's Fire Science program meets the academic requirements of the United States Fire Administration's Executive Fire Officer Program. Additionally, our professors are fire and emergency services experts and they base their instruction on many years of real-world service. Many are frontline leaders in firefighting, fire service management, urban search and rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous materials operations, incident command, emergency and disaster management, and hazard identification and risk reduction.

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An Affordable, Quality Education is Within Reach.

Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

Consistently Affordable Rates

APU prioritizes controlling costs and delivering value for students. At APU, you benefit from quality and affordability.

Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

Learn from a nationally recognized leader in online education.

At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

Received “Best for Vets Colleges” distinction from Military Times since 2013.

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Part of the accredited American Public University System (APUS).

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