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Programs BsC in Physics, Master in Math. Can he go to Physics PhD

  1. Jun 29, 2012 #1
    My friend enrolled has a BsC in Physics and he also did a Master's in math in order to be able to cope with the math needed for Theoretical Physics. Can he pursue a physics PhD in USA (he studied in Greece)?
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  3. Jun 29, 2012 #2


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    Yes, he can apply for PhD programs in physics in the US. But he'll still have to complete the masters coursework in physics before starting the PhD work; most PhD programs include the masters work.
  4. Jun 29, 2012 #3
    I know that. I ask because I've heard that many US universities (the prestigious ones at least) are less likely to accept one that has already a Master's Degree.
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