Hi, I am currently a 4th year electrical eng. student and I want to take my Ms and Phd from a respected university in USA. The problem is thatI am not sure about the area of electronics that I should specialize on. From the 'interest' point of view, I like telecommunications and signal processing,I do not have much interest in control and I really have no interest in electronics and magnetics. On the other hand, when applying to a US university for Ms+Phd, telecommunications and signal processing areas area very competitive and getting an acceptance for control area may be easier. However,control systems engineering seems to have a diminishing reputation and considering future, choosing telecom as major seems more logical. So I need advice on the area that I have to specialize on. Should I do apply for Ms on control sytems,so that I can take acceptance probably more easily but it has a lower reputation than telecom or should I choose telecommunications which is more popular, but as a Ms area, choosing of which lowers the probability of acceptance.