Can't decide MS in EE or CompE or Telecom

<p>Hi, I'm new to this and i was hoping you guys can give me your opinion on what to choose.</p>

<p>About me:</p>

<p>I love math, physics and I have a fond for programming. I have recently graduated with B.S. in physics from CUNY Brooklyn College that no one knows about. I was more of a lay back guy in the school until my last year. I didn't join any research group (i tried. the professor doesn't seems too enthusiastic about it. I just stopped going) but I did take 2 little jobs offered by physics dept as a lab assistant and a group tutor. My overall GPA is 3.5 and my GPA in physics classes is about 3.75 I would say. Classes I have taken and their grades are:</p>

<p>General Physics 1 (Newtonian) = A
General Physics 2 (E&M and Optics) = A
Circuit Analysis (Nodal, Mesh, Laplace Xform...) = A-
Modern Physics (Relativity, Schrodinger Eq, Tunneling, Spins...) = A+
Quantum Mech 1 (Wave Mechanics approach, propagator, dispersion...) = A
Quantum Mech 2 (Same as 1 but with Dirac's method) = A-
Electromagnetism (Intense E&M) = B T.T
Analytical Mechanics (Intense Newtonian) = A-
Theoretical Physics (Div & Stokes, Fourier Series & Xform, Tensors, all math...) = A
Intro to C++ (control structures, functions, strings, arrays, sorting, classes...) = A
Calculus 1 (Standard) = B-
Calculus 2 (Standard) = C+
Vector Calculus (dot, cross, Green fn, Eq of planes...) = A
Linear Algebra (rref, diagonalizing, a lot of theoretical stuffs) = A
Elementary Differential Eq (1st order, 2nd and higher order) = A</p>

<p>I am looking for a job/intern now in the field of physics and engineering. Given that I only have a BS from a school that people don't really know about and that I want to stay in the city, I haven't had any luck.</p>

<p>Now here's the thing. I want to go into engineering at NYU-Poly but I don't know what to choose. I also would like to know</p>

<p>which of the 3 is more closely related to math?
which of the 3 is more closely related to physics?
which of the 3 has more job opportunities?
which of the 3 has a better future?</p>

<p>Here are the programs offered by NYU-Poly that I'm thinking about
1) MS in EE concentrating on E&M and waves
2) MS in EE concentrating on DSP
3) MS in CompE concentrating on High speed Networking
4) MS in Telecommunication Network</p>

<h1>1 closest to your Physics.</h1>

<h1>2 more math,</h1>

<h1>3,4 not close to your UG</h1>

<p>The four choices are not similar, pick the option that is most fun.</p>

<p>I'm not sure about #4 because I don't know enough about NYU-Poly's graduate program, but the other three make liberal use of math. Some MS telecommuncations network programs either have more of a business or operations-oriented focus than an analytical focus, so the math is not quite as rigorous. Best thing to do is to contact professors at NYU-Poly and ask them what their focus is.</p>

<p>As far as job opportunities go, no one can predict the future. There are certainly jobs available for all four. A common complaint I have heard from people I know who are involved in high-speed networking is that there isn't enough basic research being done to fully understand some of the problems in high-speed networking (and network performance in general).</p>

<p>Well I'm not too sure what telecom is about. I've looked at the courses offered there. Like you said, very little math and physics. The reason why I'm thinking about it is because I've been told by the grad adviser in Poly that telecom is the next big thing.</p>

<p>As for fun goes, anything in the proximity of math and physics will do just fine. Since I'm doing this for the sake of getting a job, there's also a consideration for job opportunities and job securities. So I need more insight on the 3 fields</p>

<p>Go to the school and have informational interviews with professors. You can contact them via email to set up.</p>