Looking for thoughts. I have recently gained an interest in Astrophysics and have considered going back to school to study the subject. I have a BS in Computer Science, and an MS in Information Technology and I believe my background is close enough to consider an MS program in Physics. However, although my local university has MS/PhD programs in Physics, they have nothing focusing on Astronomy/Astrophysics. There are maybe 1-2 courses actually designated as such but I believe they are both undergraduate and certainly nothing exists at the graduate level. The MS program itself is in Applied Physics only. My question is - would it be a waste of time to attempt to study at this school in particular? Although it would be nice just to pick up and move to another area, I wouldn't be able to for the foreseeable future. And at the same time I know it wouldn't be a waste to gain more advanced knowledge of physics in general even though it's not in the particular field I want to study. Thanks!