You answered your own question. It just depends on the school. Some schools might offer a "mathematical physics" program through the math or the physics department and require the subject GRE accordingly. Others might not offer a program of study titled mathematical physics, but may have many research groups engaged in mathematical physics which can be based out of either department. You have to go school by school and look for interesting research groups doing mathematical physics in both departments and decide which you want to apply to. There is no universal rule that says what department mathematical physics research must be based out of or what these programs should require from their applicants. It is up to the particular university and each will be a little different.satyad18 wrote:Because this's an applied math program, but at some universities it is found in physics department.
satyad18 wrote:So if i write math gre, what will i say in my SOP about the change in topic.? And do math departments offer full funding to ph.d students.?
It's an advantage then. you have a broader range of places to apply. you can apply to some universities and ask the two departments to circulate your application to one another. math GRE is not going to be easier than physics GRE, if it's not even harder, so if you are a physics student and want to have a competitive score you need to spend more time into preparation for math GRE than you did for pgre.satyad18 wrote:What if i'm interested in both approaches.? What should i do then.?
in that case, if i find a school which has my topic of interest (mathematical physics) in their math dept, wont i require to take the math gre then.? Moreover, i have scored only 590 in the november pgre. So physics dept is almost out of league! What do you suggest then? Retake pgre or take math gre.? I'm from india.
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