I'm currently looking into applying to local Masters programs in the Philadelphia area. Having just registered for the PGRE, I've set my scores to be sent to University of Delaware, Drexel, Temple and University of Pennsylvania. Personally, I'm really keen on Drexel with UDel being a solid second and UPenn a pleasant, but long reach.
Right now, I'm not really at all interested in getting a Ph.D, but am entirely interested in furthering my physics education and participating in the Army ROTC to graduate as an officer. I spent three years just doing lots of high school and some college level tutoring after I graduated in 2007 from Dartmouth. Here's my stats.
-PGRE - 600 as of right now. Having corrected the test, with a little memorization, I'll definitely be in the 700 range. Hopefully in 4 months, I can be up into the 800's, but would bank on a 700.
-Physics GPA - 3.1ish with a large variety of classes. I took more courses than I could honestly handle.
-Overall GPA - 3.1ish.
-General GRE - TBD, but I'd expect a high score in the Quantitative as I tutor SAT on a regular basis.
-Research - Senior Honor's Thesis in nanotech
Do I have a shot at Drexel? Will applying to the Masters program make it harder for me to be admitted to grad school? If Drexel is a miss, how does UDel look? I'm honestly not looking for the absolute best program as my education will be what I make of it.
Thanks for any responses!