Selecting Concentration for Grad School

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kitaewolf
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Selecting Concentration for Grad School

Postby kitaewolf » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:31 pm

I am a prospective physics student currently attending a 4-year university. As I began to work in a lab in preparation for graduate school, I have been hearing cases of people with physics degree switch their graduate major/concentration and go to physics-related mathematics or engineering field.
So my question is, how hard is it to make such a switch, and can I applied for such physics-related mathematics or engineering fields with physics degree? Finally, I understand that admission to physics graduate school is very competitive. So I was wondering how hard would it be to get into these physics-related mathematics or engineering fields compared to physics grad program?

elliott34
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Re: Selecting Concentration for Grad School

Postby elliott34 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:55 pm


kitaewolf
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Re: Selecting Concentration for Grad School

Postby kitaewolf » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:58 pm

I see that the link leads to applied mathematics..... Could you happen to have a suggestion for engineering fields?

elliott34
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Re: Selecting Concentration for Grad School

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