Hi I recently received my bachelor degree in ME and now I am facing a dilemma for my masters. I originally wanted to go into MSE abroad, but because of VISA issues I won't be able to attend although I got admitted. I have 3 choices: Materials Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science and Engineering. The last one is very very weak, they usually have 2-3 students so professors do not even do lectures, so the students study alone and just go to take tests. I have talked to some professors who are familiar with that major and none recommended it to me. Materials Engineering, is good, however there is not 'science' in it. It is mostly metallurgy and mechanics of materials, corrosion and such. No electronic materials, no new stuff. Moreover the labs are old and there is literally no possibility to do any meaningful research. If you ask me, quite an outdated major. Condensed Matter Physics, is on the other side of the spectrum. They have reasonably equipped labs, but the curriculum is literally condensed matter physics (obvious), with a more theoretical approach. I wanted Material Science and Engineering, exactly because of it's interdisciplinarity and cutting edge application. Neither of the ones mentioned offer that. The first would be terrible, the second is metallurgy more or less and the third is too theory heavy. So what your opinion? I'd certainly like to have a career in material science and engineering with real life practical application, not metallurgy and not theory.