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WPI undergraduates and alumni within five years of completion of their B.S. degree may begin work on a graduate degree by enrolling in a combined Bachelor’s/Master’s (BS/MS) program. This accelerated course of study allows students to obtain an MS degree after only five years of full-time work (i.e., typically one additional year after completion of the B.S.). Students often obtain the BS and MS in the same field or department, but with advanced planning, some students complete the combined BS/MS program in two different fields; the combination of a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Fire Protection Engineering is a common example. Students are encouraged to review the various options available for pursuing the combined B.S./M.S. program within a specific department or program by visiting the relevant section within the Graduate Catalog. Please note that no undergraduate credit may be counted toward a graduate business degree. 

BS/MS Program Information Session

Business School Information Sessions

Term

Date

Day

Time

Room

A-term

9/14/2022

W

12:00 – 1:00

SL 105

B-term

11/16/2022

W

12:00 – 1:00

SL 105

C-term

1/25/2023

W

12:00 – 1:00

TBD

D-term

3/22/2023

W

12:00 – 1:00

TBD

General Information Sessions:
 

The next virtual information session for the combined BS/MS program will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm. Please register for the event via this link.

Foisie School of Business - Eric, BSMS

BS/MS Programs for Entering Students

WPI offers several specially designed BS/MS programs for entering students. These include Fire Protection Engineering.

Eric shares why he selected WPI for the BS/MS program option as it allowed him to pursue both the technical and business degrees. Hear his story.

How to Apply to the Combined BS/MS Program

Applications for the specially designed BS/MS program for entering students are applied through the undergraduate application. For all other BS/MS programs, undergraduate students apply for admission during their junior year, typically after they have established their curriculum and other program requirements and completed the Course Selection Form with their faculty advisors. Both current undergraduate students and alumni who meet the five-year grace period should apply via the online application. These applications are submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions and are processed with all other graduate applications. Once a decision has been reached, the Office of Graduate Admissions will notify the applicant with a formal letter, usually within six weeks of receiving the application.