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Nuclear Power Research

  1. Dec 31, 2008 #1
    I am a first year physics student at the University of Cincinnati. I currently enrolled in the physics program. However, I was wondering if it would be more advantageous to get a mechanical engineering BS and a graduate degree in Nuclear Engineering. I'm pretty sure I want to do research in nuclear power, but I'm not sure if I'm better off with a doctorate in Nuclear Engineering or Physics? What would you all recommend?
     
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  3. Dec 31, 2008 #2
    I am also curious about the relative difference between having a physics phd or an engineering phd.

    I believe at this level it pretty much comes down to the actual research done and not the name of the department, although I could be wrong.
     
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