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Graduate Programs Advice (Particularly for Plasma Physics)

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Greetings everybody,

Right now I'm applying to graduate physics programs, but since it's an expensive process I'm trying to be at least a little selective in my approach. Since my research interests are in plasma physics, I've limited myself to schools with a program in such. So far I've applied to the University of Maryland, University of Texas Austin, University of Wisconsin Madison, and University of Washington. However, as I understand it these are all good schools. What I could really use are some recommendations on solid backup schools to apply to just in case. Of course, any other school recommendations would be wonderful. In case the information is needed: my GPA is a 3.95, I don't have any publications, I'm currently engaged in some research but nothing significant, and I'm not sure what my GRE scores are yet (though I'm not feeling too confident on them).

Thank you for any help you can offer,

TJGilb

P.S. If you happen to have any other programs you would suggest I apply for, I'd welcome that advice as well.

Edit: Looks like I accidentally posted this in the Career Guidance when I'm pretty sure it should be under Academic Guidance, perhaps a moderator can fix that.
 

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