Information for admission course MS or PhD

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Information for admission course MS or PhD

Postby VIJAYA KUMAR NANDIGAM » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:20 am

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Postby grae313 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:42 pm

Why do you keep asking the same question over and over? Do what everyone else has! Start looking at the websites for physics graduate programs and see what they say!

Almost every Masters AND PhD program in the US that is any good requires the physics subject test as part of the application. Without the test, you won't be considered. You should have excellent grades, score well on the GREs, and have some strong letters of recommendation. ANY WEBSITE FOR ANY PROGRAM WILL TELL YOU THIS. Take a little initiative and do some research for yourself. We can't tell you wether you should apply to a Masters or PhD program. Try talking to some people who know you, like you peers or professors.

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Postby cazcazcaz » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:05 pm

GRAE313. That is very rude. As well, the answers are not too easy to find. You can get a MS and then go on for a PhD. Further you will be able to re-take the GRE such that you will probably do better.

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Postby grae313 » Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:38 pm

I'm sorry you feel that way, cazcazcaz, but if you want, you can go find the last four times he posted this exact same question or something very similar, where I answered him very politely and pointed him towards some excellent resources.

He's been given all the help we can give, and he won't take any further action to help himself, it would seem.

He wants to know whether he should apply to a Masters or PhD program, but all we know is he is a postgraduate and an assistant professor. How can we possibly assess what program is best for him? I suggested he talk to his advisors/professors/peers who actually know him and his situation to help him make that very personal decision.

He wants to know if he can be admitted to a Masters program and then take the subject GRE. I informed him that he can't get into the vast majority of programs (Masters or PhD) without taking the subject GRE, and also informed him that a quick visit to ANY program's website will tell him what they expect with regards to tests.

He wants to know if he can start with a Masters and convert to a PhD, and if he can get a teaching assistantship for support, and this information is clearly stated on the websites for every graduate program.

Graduate school is a complicated process and it does require a little initiative on the part of the applicant to do their own research and talk to people they know in order to figure out what the deal is.

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