i am newly registered to this forum though i have reading the posts here.
I have question i would like to get sorted.
I have done my bachelors in electronics & communications ( the degree is called Btech in India) and want now to do MS in physics from a good uni. I want to know whether i can or not. Will PGRE help me in securing admission in my dream stream?
Thanks in advance!
Physics GRE is one of the ways you can prove that you know some basic Physics since your undergrad is Engineering. You can try Internships / Summer Research at some good institutes in India in their Physics Departments. This, plus a good score on the GRE and Physics GRE will definitely get you admission. However, shortlisting the schools needs a lot of work. You can start off with US News Rankings website; then check out the websites of the various schools to see if they have mentioned that they are open to students from engineering background. You can email them. Based on your scores and grades you can further narrow down your choices. In conclusion, having an engineering degree would not work against you - PROOF - you can see my profile!
Also, you may wanna note that PhD is the most common terminal degree as far as graduate studies in Physics is concerned. And most schools do not encourage MS degree applicants in Physics; financial support might also be limited for MS.