Master's Degree in physics after Bachelor in MIS

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Hello all,
This is my first thread in this forum, and I would like to ask some questions about Master's degree in physics.
My Bachelor degree was in Management Information System (Which I didn't achieve in USA), and I would like to apply for Master's degree in Physics in USA.
All I need to know, what are the prerequisites? And if there would be needed courses? or just tests to make sure I know enough for Master's degree?

Thank you in advance for your help. It's much appreciated.
 

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You may want to start by reading this:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=64966

The possible caveat here is that, in some schools, especially smaller ones with only a terminal Masters degree program, the qualifying exams may not be as extensive, or even required.

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You may want to start by reading this:

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=64966
Thank you ZapperZ so much for answering. But is there a possible way to get the GRE exam online (as I'm not in USA yet) to make sure which level required to roll into a Master's degree?

The possible caveat here is that, in some schools, especially smaller ones with only a terminal Masters degree program, the qualifying exams may not be as extensive, or even required.

Zz.
So, I can study on my own and get into a certain level to roll into a Master's degree in some school without requiring qualifying exam?! That would be good. But is it real? And where could I find such schools?
 
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You need to know enough physics to read this https://www.amazon.com/dp/047130932X/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20 , among other graduate physics texts. Which is to say, you pretty much need two semesters each in junior/senior level classical mechanics, statistical mechanics/thermal physics, quantum mechanics, and electromagnetism.
Do I need an academic study as a proof for knowledge? Or can I just study on my own and apply for a qualifying exam?
 
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Thank you ZapperZ so much for answering. But is there a possible way to get the GRE exam online (as I'm not in USA yet) to make sure which level required to roll into a Master's degree?
Practice GRE exams can be found via Amazon (or your country's equivalent) and at test-preparation centers. The actual exam cannot be taken online; it is administered in a registered testing center.

So, I can study on my own and get into a certain level to roll into a Master's degree in some school without requiring qualifying exam?! That would be good. But is it real? And where could I find such schools?
Probably not, but it depends on that institution's admissions policies. You'd have to look around yourself.

Do I need an academic study as a proof for knowledge? Or can I just study on my own and apply for a qualifying exam?
See above.
 

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