physguy wrote:Up until recently I've always though about going to grad school for phys but now I think engineering is a better choice for me. I'll be entering my senior year of undergrad in the fall and I'm interested in going into engineering for graduate school. When I graduate my degree will be a bachelors of science in physics. I don't have much coursework in engineering but I have done some research in EE.
I don't know much about admissions for engineering grad schools. I have a good GPA (3.85/4.0), but I haven't taken my GRE yet. I have 2 summers worth of REUs (1 optics, 1 EE) and a year of research at my university. I'm worried about trying to apply to engineering programs with a physics degree and minimal engineering coursework to back it up.
Can I get into any sort of engineering PhD program? (Aero, EE, Mech, Nuc)
One of the great aspects of a Physics PhD is the financial aid. Can I still get a good financial aid package if I go into engineering?
If I can't get into a PhD program, what about an MS program? How well funded are those?
Does anyone have any experience in switching from physics to engineering? Was it difficult?
I realize information on this might be scarce. If you can point me in the direction of a better website please post a link.
physguy wrote:One of the great aspects of a Physics PhD is the financial aid. Can I still get a good financial aid package if I go into engineering?
Yes, absolutely you would be a good candidate for our PhD program. We have several students with degrees in physics as well as math. Financial assistance is reserved for PhD students so if you are in need of that, the PhD program is your best bet.
physguy wrote: If I can get funding while catching up, I won't have any qualms.
physguy wrote:Can I still get a good financial aid package if I go into engineering?
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