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GradschoolShopper, a service of the American Institute of Physics, is a multimedia resource exclusively dedicated to helping prospective graduate students and graduate departments in physics, astronomy, and related fields find the right match.

There are three interdependent components to this resource:

  • Sophisticated Search Site
  • GradschoolShopper Community Site
  • Yearly Print Directory: Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields

GradschoolShopper.com, with its accompanying book, “Graduate Degrees in Physics, Astronomy and Related Fields,” is a robust, up-to-date resource for graduate programs in the sciences.

Why Use GradschoolShopper.com

  • Comprehensive
    One-stop resource for researching graduate programs in physics, astronomy, and related fields
  • Authoritative
    The only resource whose information is submitted and approved by each department
  • Up-do-date
    All information is re-submitted and updated annually, directly from the departments
  • Thorough
    Profiling the great majority of U.S. physics and astronomy doctoral and master’s programs
  • Specific
    Highly specific information on program and degree specialties, faculty research specialties, funding, and more
  • Global
    Our database is expanding to include more international programs

How to Use GradschoolShopper.com

  • Search
    Our extensive search engine allows you to search for your match in graduate degrees in physics, astronomy and related fields.
  • Explore
    Each profile includes extended information about the department’s degree offerings, research specialties, special equipment, facilities, faculty information, and more.
  • Compare
    Use the department profiles to compare programs’ tuition, admission dates, financial aid, and housing.
  • Contact
    Gain access to faculty members, admission personnel, and recruiters, who can help you research your potential graduate program.
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Advice to Students

You want to be at a school where you’re going to be happy, because this will facilitate your ability to finish your degree. Choose locations and programs that offer a work-life balance in order to maximize your potential for success. — Crystal Bailey, Education and Careers Program Manager at the American Physical Society, Podcast Episode #2

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