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Which major for grad school? Planning to do research in space propulsion.

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Hello all. I'm in need of some advice, and I would appreciate any thoughts you guys can contribute. I will be graduating from RPI this semester with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering. I am applying to graduate schools with the intention of becoming involved in space propulsion research (a specialization in Physics?). I am debating if my MS degree should be in Aerospace or if I should seek another major, perhaps one that complements space propulsion. Does anyone have any insight into what arrangement would work best?
 

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I can't imagine a better major than aerospace engineering for what you seek. I plan to go into space propulsion research myself.
 
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I guess I was wondering if someone would propose I major in Physics, concentrating on Plasma Science or something.

So to where are you applying, if you don't mind me asking??
 
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I've identified a couple schools. MIT and Caltech each have programs for plasma rocketry. Obviously they're very hard to get into, so I'll look around more.

But I'm just a sophomore, so I have plenty of time.
 

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