Hello, I am a Computer Science and Engineering B.Tech. from ISM Dhanbad (equivalent to IIT), India. Recently, I have become interested in the Computational Physics MS program which I read about on this forum (recommended many times by ZapperZ). The interest arose mainly because I have always been interested in Physics and my background is in CSE. On the face of it, the Comp Phys program offers me the perfect blend of Physics and Computers I can get. But I was looking for more information from people in the know. Let me state some things I have learnt(perhaps wrongly?) about Comp Phys: 1. It does not need a major background in Physics to get into (apart from having taken basic Physics courses like special relativity in undergraduate program). 2. Physics courses can be taken while doing the MS to learn the Physics involved better. I have catching up to do with some Physics at undergrad level and Zz's advice (https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=64966) on going into Physics from a so-and-so degree provides a direction. I am confident that I can learn the basic Physics to a good level again by the start of the course (at least a year away). But does point (1) above still hold? Secondly, I have read that computational Physics is emerging as almost a third aspect of Physics, two being Theoretical and Experimental. How true is that and how much is the interaction between Theoreticians/Experimentalists and Comp Phys guys? Can one move into the other two areas from Comp Phys? Thirdly, what are the career options I might be looking at after this course? I have read that Comp Phys grads are in demand in Physics research and it is a burgeoning field, and also that avenues are open from Wall Street finance jobs to Computer Games. I am not interested in Finance or similar applications and would like very much to work within the Physics community. But just so that I know my options, can someone throw more light on this, especially on the kind of Programming jobs which might open up after this program? (I have 2 years experience in the IT industry ) So basically, I am thinking of this program as the perfect synthesis of two subjects I have an interest in. If I find that my idea has some potential based on inputs from some of you guys, I will go ahead and look into the colleges available and so on. Hope to hear from some of you and hope you are having a good time.