Physics related PhDs that don't require the Physics GRE?

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Omnitron310
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Physics related PhDs that don't require the Physics GRE?

Postby Omnitron310 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:55 pm

So, my Physics GRE went disastrously. I can't even remember my exact score, but it was something like 440; around the 5th percentile :( It's completely my fault; I didn't put in nearly enough work, and didn't appreciate how difficult and important it was. I know that I can do much better, but obviously it's now too late for applying for Physics PhDs for the next academic year.

Still, in the interests of making the best of a bad situation, I was wondering what Physics related PhDs there are that don't take into account the Physics GRE (my General GRE was strong by the way: Q - 162, V - 163, still waiting on final results). A friend of mine said that Biophysics does not require the Physics GRE, just the General. Is this true? And are there any other Physics-y subjects like that?

Thank you very much for your help.

Mmm_Pasta
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Re: Physics related PhDs that don't require the Physics GRE?

Postby Mmm_Pasta » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:09 am

Materials science and optics.

TakeruK
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Re: Physics related PhDs that don't require the Physics GRE?

Postby TakeruK » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:53 pm

Some astronomy programs. Also planetary science programs. But I think it's generally a bad idea to pick a research field based on the fact that you didn't do well on a Physics GRE!




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