We seem (to me) to be getting more and more question of this general form. Recent examples:
- I have a Bachelors and Masters in electrical engineering: Is pursuing a PhD in computer science possible?
- Can students from Materials science background apply for sports engineering?
We seem to have agreed to close these as duplicates of How does the admissions process work for US Ph.D. programs, particularly for weak or borderline students?, which we expressly created as an omnibus answer to "I have a low GPA, can I get into field X" type questions.
Unfortunately, people do not necessarily see the relevance of our omnibus question to their original question. Which is understandable, given the difference in overall thrust.
Request: Could someone with a better understanding of the US system than I edit the answer to our omnibus question to expressly discuss "Can I apply to field X with an undergraduate degree in Y" type questions?