Hello all, I am new to this forum thing when it comes to mathematics and science but I have found much help on other issues thanks to this wonderful thing we call forums online nowadays. Anyway, my dilemma involves trying to make a change (course correction) in my current path to a career. I am currently about to enter my second year of graduate study in mathematics and have concentrated somewhat heavily in statistics in the past. However, on further inspection of what I want and enjoy in life I have found that I enjoy the notion of engineering, specifically electrical engineering. In researching the career path all avenues intrigue me. I would like to say that my program is not a statistics program and I have the availability of choosing to go a "different" way in my study of mathematics. I would really like to complete my master's program in mathematics but I don't know if that would be a good way to do it or possibly just try to get into the electrical engineering department at my current graduate institution. While I am fairly well versed in physics, I have the problem of absent coursework in the subject. I have studied it on my own off and on in my spare time during the undergraduate years and even now during graduate school, but I have practically no coursework to show that I have done so. (Bummer, I know.) I really want to make the switch without having to redo too much undergraduate equivalencies to have any programs even look at me when applying. I know the mathematics degree would probably help in a good way but I'm afraid my lack of "official" science background and experience will drag me down. I am highly motivated and dedicated to something that I start. I hate to leave things unfinished and want to excel in life but not by taking a "joy" ride through life but rather through working hard at something rewarding. I believe that I could change focus easily enough but I am just worried and would like any input as to how to maybe go about making the change and how to prepare myself for the change. As some of you will probably wonder, why didn't he take Physics courses to supplement the mathematics in undergrad? Well truth be told classes were a bit of a joke to me earlier in school and then I realized that I needed it to treat it as a "job" and at that point I had to take major classes to fulfill my requirements. I had an undergrad GPA of 3.9+ and a current graduate GPA of 3.7+. In summary I would appreciate guidance on: 1) Although I realize the transition will by difficult (possibly) but very rewarding, I would like to know any opinions on the matter. 2) As i would need to switch my math concentration, would looking into an analysis concentration in math help as a finish to my masters degree? 3) How would you recommend to fill the gap with basic proof of physics and electrical engineering knowledge that any graduate school would require for admittance into a program? 4) (If you want) What areas of Electrical engineering might intrigue me the most? Maybe give a quick sentence or two plug about a concentration that you enjoy and might help me decide further down the road what I want to do with the knowledge I gain. 5) How to gain practical experience when I have no engineering background (formally) to make myself more marketable and what not. 6) Anything else or little tidbits that might be of help. I am just finally glad that after 20+ years I am finally figuring out what it is I want to do and be happy with it for the long haul. I thank you all in advance of your help and I hope to find many intriguing comments and questions for me to contemplate over the next few days/weeks. I appreciate it immensely. Be frank with me and I will find little offense if some of you think its too difficult. Tell me as it is and don't hold anything back! Thanks!