BS/MS Program

An Advanced Degree in Less Time

WPI provides an opportunity for outstanding undergraduate students to earn a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree concurrently, and in less time than would typically be required to earn each degree separately. The principal advantage of this program is that it allows for certain courses to be counted toward both degree requirements, thereby reducing total class time.

With careful planning and motivation, the combined program typically allows a student to complete requirements for both degrees with only one additional year of full-time study (five years total).


The university rules for the BS/MS program are described in the undergraduate catalog and in the graduate catalog.

Students enrolled in the BS/MS program may count certain courses toward both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. For the BS/MS program, the conversion equivalence is that 1/3 WPI undergraduate unit = 2 WPI graduate credit hours. In CEE, students may double count up to 12 credits for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree requirements, including up to 6 credits of advanced coursework (4000-level) at the undergraduate level. Programs leading to the MS and MEng are available. Students should consult with their academic advisor to discuss program options, admission requirements, and course planning.