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MSc or MS in applied physics.which is require for phd?

  1. May 28, 2015 #1
    Hello physicists,so i am debasish continuing my 5 year integrated MSc in applied physics from cet,bbsr,india and very much interested to pursue my doctorate from Harvard university,some of my seniors are advising me must to complete my MS degree before i join to Harvard university through gre or TOEFL.
    i am really confuse what to do.Although both the degrees(MSc & MS) have same value and obviously same syllabus than why should not i apply for phd with a MSc?
    please anyone here suggest me somthing about this,so that i can fulfill my aim..THANK YOU.
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  3. May 29, 2015 #2
    Go read https://www.physicsforums.com/insights/the-us-graduate-school-system/ immediately, if you haven't already.

    As for MS vs MSc... you'll have to explain the differences between these degrees in your educational system. To US ears, they sound equivalent.

    Other than that, yes, you should expect to take the physics GRE and TOEFL before you apply.
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