Hi, I have decided to apply for a terminal MS degree in Physics since a B.Engg in IT with no research experience in physics will not be sufficient for a top graduate program. The plan is to get into one of the few schools who do offer an M.S., get cracking (try and get A's), do some research in something I love (this shouldn't be too hard, I have literally filled notebooks with deriving my own little equations and spent hours lovemaking with physics
), and finally working with professors in my field of interest (so letters of recommendation can be detailed and from people who have seen me work). I'll finish my engineering next year and apply for fall '13. I know if I can just get into a college which provides opportunities for students interested in research, I'll be able to do an incredibly amazing job.
I'm aware that there are too many variables in context but can this plan get me into a top 20 PhD Physics program, preferably Caltech or MIT
? If yes, please suggest anything I might have overlooked except the uncertainties. If not, please suggest why, and please don't say:
a)There aren't any terminal MS physics programs in the US
b)You've still got a long way to go buddy, it's too early (Let's assume my plan works)
c)It's nearly impossible for an I.T. student to ace an M.S. Physics course (well, try me