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How does this path sound?

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Hey guys, I’m a junior in Florida studying mechanical engineering. My school currently offers a 4+1 accelerated masters program for mechanical engineering which I’m strongly considering. How feasible is it for me to to do this and then apply for a PhD in electrical engineering to another university of Florida? I don’t mind that the most if any of the masters classes from my mechanical masters won’t count for the electrical engineering PhD. I’m also aware that the time I spend in school will be extended for a year or 2, but I’m wondering how with admission boards view the change in engineering major after a masters? Will this keep me from getting my PhD in electrical engineering? I know this is a year or 2 away still but it’ll likely creep up fast. Thanks for any help.
 

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What EE-type courses will you be taking while studying ME?
 
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@Dishsoap thats what I’m looking into now so far the only thing I have in my degree plan is Introduction to EE which is my schools version of circuits for mechanical engineers. Any advice or guidance is greatly appreciated. So far I’m looking into fitting in some other course but adding anymore than 3 or so will register and extra semester for me.
 
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A question the admissions committee will surely ask is "If he's so interested in EE, why isn't he studying it now?"
 
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@Vanadium 50 im close to finishing my degree in mechanical engineering seems like a waste to switching now
 
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Does this mean a junior (third year student) as of last spring, or a junior as of this coming fall? To put it another way, how long would it take for you to finish your bachelor's degree if you stayed with mechanical engineering?
 

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