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How difficult is it for an engineering major to get a phd in

  1. Sep 1, 2015 #1
    I was wondering, as someone who is good at math and is pursuing a dual-major in both electric-engineering and computer science, how hard would it be to get a phd in physics? Engineering requires a lot of physics, so I was wondering how easy would it transition from engineering right into pure physics?
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  3. Sep 1, 2015 #2


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    As with everything in this sub-forum, "it depends". It depends on how much physics you did in undergrad. It depends on how quickly you can pick up new concepts. It depends on what kind of physics you want to do. Something like electronic materials physics, accelerator physics, or some variety of computational physics would be easier than, say, cosmology.

    Check this out: https://www.physicsforums.com/threa...if-my-bachelors-degree-isnt-in-physics.64966/
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