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At the suggestion of Shahil, I'm starting this thread as a general guidance thread for prospective engineers. Some...
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I am interested in starting this discussion in imitation of Zappers fine forum on becoming a physicist, although i...
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So You Want To Be A Physicist Written by ZapperZ Table of Contents Introduction: The motivation for creating the...
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I just took my general GRE today. Q: 700 V: 720 How are these scores for getting into a good graduate school...
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Do grad schools weight your major gpa more than your total gpa? Or are they considered about equal? I read through a...
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I will be applying to grad school (physics -- particle theory) for next fall and have in my estimation an unusual...
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About a month ago, I got my masters in physics (condensed matter). I worked really hard for about a year and half on...
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I am currently a student taking a break from school. Last year I had a major life altering experience and after which...
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Just out of curiosity, the last course I took (and the last one I'm probably ever going to take along that path) in QM...
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So whenever the subject of graduate school admissions comes up, the importance of having research experience as an...
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I would like to know recommendations for the best way to prepare for Jackson's electrodynamics next Fall. I have taken...
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Hi all I'm a sixteen year old girl from Iran who has lived in the UK for a few years. I'm living in Iran right now...
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Hi everyone, I will be needing letters of recommendation for grad school towards the end of next semester. I...
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Hai friends! Currently iam doing australian advanced level in ACBT in Sri lanka.And i hope to get my bachelors in...
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Hello all, I want to know your opinions on my situation. I am 27 years old. I graduated from Cal State Long...
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Hi all, I have just finished my second year at my university as a math major, and I am wondering what math classes...
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Is it possible o get a PhD in both theoretical physics and theoretical astrophysics at the same time, or is it too...
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I'm starting CMU in about a month and I ultimately want to get a PhD and do research. My dream is to work on...
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So I've decided I wanted to attend UF straight through to my PhD I realize this might be looked down upon but It's a...
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Hello, I have a few questions that I feel would help me better understand a few things. The first set of questions...
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I am looking to complete a 1 year M.Sc. in the UK as a US student, how feasible is this, assuming I can come up with...
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I was reading the 'This is so unfair!!!' thread, and it raised an important question: how should one study? In that...
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I've taken all the usual undergrad math courses needed for undergrad physics: calc, diff eq, linear algebra, etc. ...
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I'm a (pure) math major right now who is planning to go to graduate school and eventually get a PhD in that field....
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Hi all. Is it correct that an undergraduate program corresponds to a European B.Sc., and an graduate program...
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If one wished to put a new theory in front of the physics community, but was not currently in any academic position,...
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Alright i need to take a language to fulfill the gen ed requirement, just wondering what people think. I could take...
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So I'm currently a Physics/Math major with an interest in biophysics. Since biophysics is such an interdisciplinary...
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I know this forum is for grad school, but which are the top few colleges for undergrad physics? Im also looking...
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I'm almost finished with my associates in science at my community college which means I have to pick a real college...
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Hi, I'm a final year EE undergrad who has taken senior level physics courses on quantum mechanics, electrodynamics,...
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Ok so I'm thoroughly confused about whether I need to take college algebra after looking at a PROSPECTIVE schools...
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Well, to get straight to the point, I've got a BSc in electrical engineering and have developed an interest in...
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When someone is accepted to graduate school is it possible for them to acquire financial aid from FAFSA the same way...
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Will an electrical engineering MSc 'bridge the gap' between an undergraduate degree and entry into a PhD programme in...
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I am currently doing some research with a professor that I enjoy, and I like the lab and the team very much. So I plan...
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So I have never had Physics and I need it to do Physics I , since the pre-requesits need prior physics I ask where do...
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