Hello, all. I feel like I'm in a tough spot and wanted some guidance. I've used this forum over the years for kinds of info but this will be my first time seeking help. I'm looking to go to grad school to obtain a Masters in Physics. I graduated from GW in 2012 with a 3.02 GPA in Physics and have been working for the government ever since (not as a scientist, however.) Recently I've decided that I want to get a Masters degree since there's a great scholarship program at work that will fit the bill for a school with in-state tuition (I'm in Maryland.) I would really love to get a Masters in Physics as it's something I'm still passionate about and would love to further my education. However, the only school I can reasonably attend (location-based) is U of Maryland - College Park. They have a great program (I think I saw that they were #14 currently) so I feel like my chances of getting in are nearly non-existent. I haven't taken the PGRE yet but I've started going back over my text books to prepare. However, is my GPA so low that there's no way I could possibly get in? I figured my only chance would be to get a great score on the PGRE but I worry that even that wouldn't help me. Any guidance? Thank you in advance!