Currently I am preparing to take the GRE and I have seen the states for the average physics student score on the quantitative, and I believe I can reach it. I also took a look at the Subject test, the score were pretty high. My question is what is the minimum score you need to get in order to get into a decent masters program. I am not shooting for an MIT, Michigan, or CalTech, but a school in the mid range. I only have a GPA 2.5 in my physics classes and 2.6 in my math classes so I am fairly realistic of what my options are but I am dedicated and determined to learn physics. Fields of interest are applied , Solid State, or High Energy (atomic, plasma) physics. What score do I need with my GPA? Any advice on study strategys and prep work in general?