Hello all, I'm an EE student who is curious about the possibilities of going to grad school in Physics. When I first started college I was a Math and Physics double major. However, I was pressured by peers and family to go into Engineering because of job prospects. Even though I've been content and somewhat enjoy my studies, I've always regretted my decision. My biggest fear is is getting older and realizing I gave up on my passions (and being forced to ask myself, what if?). I'll post some of my background information below. Junior Electrical Engineering major (Physical Phenomena focus) I go to a public school in the south that is known for having a strong engineering program. 3.55 GPA. I plan on bringing this up to somewhere 3.6-3.7ish Graduation date: May 2016 Physics courses taken: Calculus based physics I, Calculus based physics II, Modern Physics. Related physics courses taken in EE department: Electromagnetic Fields I, Physical Electronics (semiconductor physics) and Optoelectronic Engineering. Courses that I plan on taking before graduation: Electromagnetic Fields II and Electromagnetic Fields Simulation lab. Experience: One government research based internship (Navy) and one defense contractor internship (Raytheon). Both in Electronics design. No research :( I guess what I'm asking is, what would be some decent programs that would accept someone like me (if any) with my background. If it helps, I'm interested in experimental condensed matter physics (though this is subject to change). I'd also like to find a program that doesn't rely heavy on the PGRE. Some of the schools I'm looking at are The University of Kentucky, The University of Cincinnati, The University of South Carolina, and the Fisk-Vanderbilt masters to PhD bridge program. Thanks for taking the time to read this. All input is greatly appreciated.