M.S./Ph.D. in Physics

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In 2004, I finished a joint B.S./M.S. at a decent state school did well (3.8/3.4 GPA). That summer, I started a Ph.D. program and had several issues. The school made a note of the issues (among them a low GPA) and gave me a terminal M.S. degree in 2009.

I'd like to try again and show places that I am capable of doing well in a graduate program, but I'm not sure of the steps to take. It has been a long time, and I cannot get good references. There are a couple of lower-tier state schools that offer admission to their M.S. programs without having to supply letters, but this would be my third master's degree! Getting a job has been difficult because of low GPA and time since graduation. If anyone could offer advice, I'd greatly appreciate it!
 

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Is it possible to find work in a lab at a university near you in order to get some letters of recommendation?
 
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Why do you think grad school will be different this time? That's what they will be asking, and that's what your application needs to show.
 

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