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Choosing the right graduate school and program can be daunting, but it is also a wonderful opportunity for taking a step along your career pathway. While there are many strategies, the key to determining the right graduate program and school for you is to understand where you are likely to succeed, your personal preferences for community, and where each program can take you. There are many pathways to your specific goal, and often many programs— sometimes wildly different programs—can help you achieve your goals.

SPS is dedicated to ensuring that students get the proper support during their undergraduate career by providing an array of resources. SPS and the American Institute of Physics are proud to bring you the most comprehensive directory of graduate programs in the physical sciences through GradSchoolShopper (GSS). Learn more about GSS and the other resources that SPS has to offer undergraduate students below.

Grad School Advice

Here you'll find grad school advice covering anything from factors to consider when choosing a school, deciding whether to attend grad school, and everything in between.

GradSchoolShopper (GSS)

GradSchoolShopper (GSS) is a tool developed by the American Institute of Physics to help students and their advisors understand the many options available for graduate study in the physical sciences. Fully supported by the Society of Physics Students, GSS serves the undergraduate student and physical science community by offering a streamlined, easy-to-use, and FREE resource via its website and print directory. Students can search & browse graduate programs by admission deadlines, research specialties, faculty & department size, financial aid, TOEFL requirements, and much more.

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