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Insights Entering Physics Graduate School From Another Major - Comments

  1. Jun 2, 2015 #1

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  3. Jun 2, 2015 #2
    Great essay. I have a BS in aerospace engineering (minored in physics), and a MS in astronautical engineering. I've been studying for the physics GRE and plan to take it this winter. My question is: What (dis)advantage would I have in applying to a big physics school (MIT, CalTech, Stanford, Princeton, etc.) to pursue my PhD soley in terms of acceptance? In general, would the selection committee see my background and want to accept me, just to bring in diversity, or would they shun me since I don't not have a Physics BS?
     
  4. Jun 2, 2015 #3
    Another classic from @ZapperZ!
     
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