In this program, students can obtain a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering within a five-year time frame. The BS/MS degrees offered through this program are identical to the individual B.S. and M.S. degrees offered by the Civil Engineering Department. The combined five-year program enables students to obtain these degrees in less time than would be required when pursuing them independently, and can help students boost their salary when entering the workforce.

The 4+1 year BS/MS program in Civil Engineering is open to all undergraduate students at UMass Amherst who are enrolled as Civil Engineering majors. Application is made in the spring of junior year and admission is typically offered to students with GPAs in the top 33% of their class.