M.S. to Ph.D. ?

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M.S. to Ph.D. ?

Postby VIJAYA KUMAR NANDIGAM » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:57 am

Hello sir ,
Iam masters in physics with specialization of condesed matter physics, presently working as Assistant proffesor in Engineering college in INDIA. can i join in MS program and convert it to Phd ?

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Postby kolahalb » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:19 am

Still I am not master about theses things...and in fact I am an undergrad in your country itself,I wonder how is it possible to "convert" a massters degree into PhD?

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Postby grae313 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:59 pm

The only way to obtain a Ph.D in physics in the US is to apply to a physics Ph.D. program and be accepted and complete the program.

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Postby Grant » Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:43 am


Some schools offer only a M.S. program in physics with the goal of providing a basis for subsequent Ph.D. study in physics at another university. Some schools offer only a M.S. program in physics with the goal of preparing students for work in industry or for teaching physics in high school.

I recommend reading about the graduate programs offered by various schools:

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