More questions about potential new careers for me. I'll lay out some quick background about me. I have a BS and MS in chemistry and currently working as an organic chemist (2.5 yrs, in pharmacuticals). To put it simply, I want out of it. I had originally written off medical physics a few years ago. I was super interested in a PhD but after talking to a professor in a related field (who I though new about this stuff) I was told there was very little chance of me actually getting a residency after the PhD. I've been looking into it a bit more and looking at MS programs this time. It seems that the residency part is a concern but not enough to really worry about? So the big question I have is do I have a shot at getting into a MS program? I'm specifically looking at the University of Kentucky because I've heard good stuff about the MS program and I'll be moving with my girlfriend who is a horse vet (tons of jobs out there for her). Here's a bit of my academic details. I finished my BS with a 3.01 gpa and did a math minor. I took math up through differential equations and took a 4xxx course in Fourier transforms. I finished my MS with a 3.85 gpa and I did a ton of work on NMR to the point where I was the department expert on it. I was actually offered the job of the then retiring instrument manager (I turned it down). My grad research was in lanthanide MRI contrast reagents and I got a first author paper in a pretty decent journal on a new contrast reagent that I made. I really loved the research and I looked/networked a lot to try and get a job in NMR. Couldn't find anything and that led me to my current job. I know these programs are super competitive so I'm worried my BS grades are going to keep me out. What do you guys think? EDIT: I also forgot to add that I did a bunch of my research (two more publications) in X-ray crystallography. Not totally related but I do know my way around an X-ray source.