Applying to Aerospace Grad School as a Physics Major

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Hello,

I'm currently a junior undergraduate majoring in Physics/Math at a well ranked university. I've recently decided that I'm way more excited by the new commercial space industry than I am by pretty much anything in frontier physics (although I find many topics in frontier physics really interesting). Because of this, I've decided that I want to enter the Aerospace industry. I figure that the easiest way to do this is to get an MS in Aerospace Engineering first.

Here are my issues:

I've taken one Aerospace Engineering course as an undergraduate. I plan to take two more before I graduate. Still, that's pretty limited Aerospace experience.

I have absolutely zero experience in the Aerospace industry, and because of this I doubt that I'll have access to any high quality Aerospace internship experiences.

I have an opportunity to do some pretty sweet experimental Cosmology research this summer, but I'm not sure if that type of research would strengthen my graduate school application.

Is there anything I can do to get into a well ranked Aerospace grad school?

Please help!
 

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Yes. Start taking classes in aerospace engineering.
 

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