I am new here and thought maybe someone could offer some information. I currently have a masters in mechanical engineering and thought how nice it would be to go back for a doctorate in physics. How far have I strayed from the basic requirements to enter a doctorate program, after finishing an engineer program, and is the gap too big to make up for the deficiencies? I would hope it doesn't require earning a completely new undergrad degree first. I am not worried about using it to find work as that is completely under control. I would only be doing it for myself. I wanted the physics degree previously, but went the engineering route for the sake of job possibilities. I want that second chance now if I can get it. I have written to the physics department asking this same question, but have not heard back yet.