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Programs M.S. comp science -> Physics PhD?

  1. Nov 22, 2012 #1
    Finishing up my B.S. in Computer Science, with a minor in physics. My GPA is only about 2.5 and very little academic research experience. Yea, I agree I messed up. But I'm fixing things now, reading up hard and practicing for GRE.

    I plan to attend George Mason's computational science M.S. program. Can I get accepted into PhD programs in physics with an M.S. in computational science?

    I know computational science is a "vague" topic and may not convince admissions faculty. I'm hoping my small background in physics would also help.

    Your thoughts?
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  3. Nov 22, 2012 #2


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    Usually to enter into a PhD program in physics, you need a bachelor's degree in physics with a GPA of at least 3.0, but most often it's higher than than that because it's a competative process.

    A minor in physics usually won't cut it.
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