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Boise State’s Growing Grad Programs

Students at the Will Hughes lab, Materials Science and Engineering

in Materials Science & Engineering

It only opened its doors in 2002, but Boise State University’s Material Science and Engineering (MSE) program has already grown into a grad program to be reckoned with.

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GradSchoolShopper Advice on the Use of the GRE

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The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has made a statement on the “Fair And Appropriate Use of GRE Scores,” and AIP’s GradSchoolShopper.com has some relevant advice for you students.

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How to approach the process of applying to graduate school (Podcast #3)

Gary White, Director of the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma

Welcome to the GradschoolShopper podcast. Today, Gary White, director of the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma, shows us how to start the process of applying to graduate programs in physics, astronomy, or related fields.

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Plan your application process (timeline)

Calendar, by Eric Rice (Flickr)

Succeeding in a graduate program in sciences requires commitment, responsibility, and hard work. Much of it starts with your application. Schools want to accept students who show they have what it takes to succeed throughout their often rigorous programs, whether it’s a master’s in physics, Ph.D. in astronomy, or anything in between.

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Advice to Students

Apply to as many schools as you possibly can. Maintain your focus but cast a wide net in order to increase your choices when it comes time to accepting offers. Be sure to research the specific characteristics of each program, such as degree length, faculty, class sizes, fellowship opportunities, research specialties etc. as these factors may drastically influence your decision. — Crystal Bailey, Education and Careers Program Manager at the American Physical Society, Podcast Episode #2

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