I've been reading physics forums for a while, but now I need the advice so ... newly registered! I am about to finish a dual major in chem E and bioengineering, both ABET accredited, and want to get into Nuclear Engineering for a PhD. That being said, I have several concerns, that I would appreciate comments on: - job market for PhDs - I am interested in reactor design and/or materials - I am an international student (undergrad in the US, though), which knocks out Navy and half the jobs - My background is probably not as strong as an EE, ME, or NE undergrad. Also, I have some questions regarding which nuclear programs would be best for me. I expect to graduate with a 3.40 cumulative and 3.5+ engineering GPA. I will have had research and internships, but nothing in nuclear. So far, I have looked at the following options, which I think I might have a good shot at, what do you think? - U Tenn - Rolla - PSU - V Tech Do you know which programs would take international students? Should I take more electives related to Nuclear Engineering (like corrosion) or spend my time on research, work, studying for the GRE, and raising my grades? Thank you!