How much will I have to study for graduate physics?

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tweetie_brid
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How much will I have to study for graduate physics?

Postby tweetie_brid » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:00 pm

I have 2 bachelors degree,

One in physics from 1995, and a second in 2004 in computer science.

My physics degree was at a difficult school, but anyway I played football and didnt study much. I was also interested in computers then so I wasted a lot of time fooling around.

My 2nd bachelors was about 10 years later at a very easy school, like one you see commercials for on TV. Anyway I didnt have to study much.


But I am wondering would it be safe to say I will have to spend upwards of 5 hours or so for graduate work at a moderate level university. I have never studied that long before.

But i am training myself now!!!!!

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Re: How much will I have to study for graduate physics?

Postby bfollinprm » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:50 am

I spend 30 hours a week studying. Each hw set takes upwards of 8 hours, and uc Davis is probably considered moderate level.

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Re: How much will I have to study for graduate physics?

Postby WhoaNonstop » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:47 pm

tweetie_brid wrote:I have never studied that long before.


You should be worried.

-Riley




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