Physics PhD after a Math MS

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J456
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Physics PhD after a Math MS

Postby J456 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:24 pm

Hi,

I'm currently a master's candidate in math at a middle tier university in the USA. I studied math/physics during my undergraduate outside of the USA. I'll be looking to move to a different program after picking up my master's in a years time. My interests are inter-disciplinary, and I'm a bit interested in mathematical physics as well. I will, however, most likely sit for the Math GRE exam, and I will probably not have enough time to study for the Physics GRE from the scratch. Are there any good (theoretical) physics programs that don't require the physics gre? If not, I'll probably look at math programs that have people working on this front.

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Nishikata
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Re: Physics PhD after a Math MS

Postby Nishikata » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:34 pm

There is. But why not sit for pGRE if you still have 1 year? That’ll open more doors to even better universities.

I suggest you sit for mGRE this April, and pGRE on Sept/Oct.

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Re: Physics PhD after a Math MS

Postby J456 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:43 am

Nishikata wrote:There is. But why not sit for pGRE if you still have 1 year? That’ll open more doors to even better universities.

I suggest you sit for mGRE this April, and pGRE on Sept/Oct.


Of course, but this may not be possible. This will depend on how much I able to score on the MGRE in April, which is a quite difficult test. I'll also have to deal with my master's coursework in the interim.

Any suggestions for (good) programs with requirements that may consider applicants as in my position?




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