Is it possible

<p>Is it possible to have a bachelor of science (physics) and continue to have masters of engineering?</p>

<p>I know the short answer to that question - yes.</p>

<p>Someone else who knows the ins and outs of grad school admissions and preparation for grad school and give you the long answer. :)</p>

<p>Yes, absolutely. Most engineering master's students do have undergraduate degrees in engineering, but it's not totally unusual to have a degree in physics.</p>

<p>It's a good idea to take some engineering classes as an undergraduate in addition to your physics classes if you intend to pursue a master's degree in engineering, and it's useful to participate in engineering research and design activities. But ultimately, the things you've done and the classes you've taken are more important than the words on your diploma.</p>

<p>It depends on what you are doing. If you are going to be concentrating on electromagnetism in electrical engineering, a physics degree is probably even better than a EE degree. If you want to design circuits, some classes or experience with that would be an advantage. Sometimes grad schools will admit people with lopsided backgrounds and let them take additional classes in the areas they haven't taken. For example, I know a doctor who got admitted to MIT grad school in EECS. He had no background in engineering or science beyond premed classes, but he was basically taking all the undergrad core classes in EECS.</p>

<p>One thing I will tell you is that parents do not understand that grad schools look at the curriculum and your research rather than the name on the degree. Nor do they understand how close different scientific and engineering disciplines can be. </p>

<p>The most important thing is to excel at what you are doing. If your background is deemed insufficient in the future, you can always take additional classes. </p>

<p>A physics degree is really great background for anything with the slightest amount of theory in it (circuits, EE, just about anything other than pure bio or synthetic chem.) I don't think you'll regret it.</p>

<p>:) thank you :)</p>