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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello everyone,

Im truely sorry that I keep on creating new threads about Grad School but I feel I need to get a sense of what other people went/are gone/going through. Remember your responses should be about your experience. So please if you could, tell me:

1)What school you went to?

2)What field of Physics did you concentrate in?

3)How many total courses you took throughout your graduate schooling?

4)How long did you actually take courses until you had to concentrate fully on your research?

5)If you were a theoretical physics graduate, how many math courses did you take and what were they?

6)How many courses, on average, did you take each semester?

7)How hard was it to put together your thesis?

8)Was the professors personal, as in get to know you? or were they distant?

9)Also I would like to know if you had the option to take more courses than were required? Because I was researching UC Berkeley and they require 4 courses, and you can select 11 units from what they call the 200 series and then you can take another 8 units of upper division or graduate courses. It doesnt really have that much room to take the math courses that I wish to take. So thats why im wondering if I could take more courses than that. Maybe 1 each semester while im doing my thesis research also.

I want to go to graduate school to become a Theoretical Physicist so any imput on the courses you guys took that dealt with theoretical stuff would also be helpful. Thank you so much for your replies, I know that is alot of stuff to type.

Im truely sorry that I keep on creating new threads about Grad School but I feel I need to get a sense of what other people went/are gone/going through. Remember your responses should be about your experience. So please if you could, tell me:

1)What school you went to?

2)What field of Physics did you concentrate in?

3)How many total courses you took throughout your graduate schooling?

4)How long did you actually take courses until you had to concentrate fully on your research?

5)If you were a theoretical physics graduate, how many math courses did you take and what were they?

6)How many courses, on average, did you take each semester?

7)How hard was it to put together your thesis?

8)Was the professors personal, as in get to know you? or were they distant?

9)Also I would like to know if you had the option to take more courses than were required? Because I was researching UC Berkeley and they require 4 courses, and you can select 11 units from what they call the 200 series and then you can take another 8 units of upper division or graduate courses. It doesnt really have that much room to take the math courses that I wish to take. So thats why im wondering if I could take more courses than that. Maybe 1 each semester while im doing my thesis research also.

I want to go to graduate school to become a Theoretical Physicist so any imput on the courses you guys took that dealt with theoretical stuff would also be helpful. Thank you so much for your replies, I know that is alot of stuff to type.