graduate admission

  1. Brian Leist

    Admissions How to enter theoretical physics with astronomy background?

    Hi all, I am interested in advancing my education in theoretical physics, specifically topics concerning quantum field theories and quantum gravity. However, I have a somewhat rocky background as an early undergrad and while my Master's degree was achieved with great success in the classroom...
  2. U

    Other 3-year B.S. Physics vs. 4-year B.S.+M.S. vs. ...

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the Physics Forums, so please feel free to visit the linked thread if you'd like to know a bit about me: And please ask any questions if you need to know more about my situation, since I have a bit of an...
  3. astroman707

    Admissions What’s the most important factor in graduate admissions?

    I want to get a poll going... When U.S graduate schools consider applicants for physics, what are the most important factors they consider in admissions? —RANK THEM— *Consider both theoretical and applied applicants.
  4. astroman707

    Schools Do graduate schools look favorably upon published research?

    Do graduate schools in physics look more favorably upon undergraduate students with published research, rather than just research experience? How would an admissions committee weigh two students if one had done published research, but not in the field of physics of which he was applying for, and...
  5. W

    Schools Senior year before grad school: what classes to take?

    Hi, I have one year of undergraduate classes left. I am trying to figure out how best to prepare for my applications to an AMO physics program (hopefully highly competitive). My first question is: how much importance can one class have? Maybe I am stressing too much about trying to make myself...
  6. yeshuamo

    Admissions What is an informal interview? (for a graduate program in the U.K.)

    I have received an invitation to interview for a graduate program in the U.K. The email came from a professor who previously expressed interest in working with me and helped me write a fellowship application. Now, my question is: what makes a graduate interview in physics "informal"? Mind you...