Bachelor's/Master's Degree Options

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Make the Most of Your Time at WPI 

Earn Your BS/MS Together & Maximize Your Investment 

WPI undergraduates and recent alumni may begin work on a graduate degree by enrolling in a combined Bachelor’s/Master’s (BS/MS) program. This accelerated track allows students to obtain an MS degree after only five years of full-time coursework (typically one additional year after completion of the BS).

Choosing a Field or Department 

Students often obtain the BS and MS in the same field or department. 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 BS/MS program within a specific department or program by visiting the relevant section within the Graduate Catalog.  

Please Note: undergraduate credit may not be counted toward a graduate business degree. 

An Exciting Opportunity for WPI Alumni

At WPI, we’re continually developing new ways to express appreciation for our alumni. We're thrilled to announce that the BS/MS program has been broadened to allow WPI alumni to pursue an MS degree, with the double counting option, within five years of completing your BS degree.  Effective immediately, any alumni who graduated in 2019 or later, can take advantage of this opportunity. The Alumni Tuition Incentive will also apply to BS/MS alumni.

  • If you’re already an MS student and you’re eligible to take part in BS/MS program, you will need to work with your department to make the transition. If you are an international student, contact your department as well as International House.
  • If you’ve started an application to an MS program and would like to change it to BS/MS, contact  

Videos: Learn More About the BS/MS Program

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.