GradSchoolShopper magazine

The Student Guide to Grad School in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields

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GradSchoolShopper Magazine is published annually by the American Institute of Physics in collaboration with the Society of Physics Students and PHYSICS TODAY. is the only global online graduate program network dedicated exclusively to physics, astronomy, and other fields within the physical sciences. The site features several hundred graduate programs in a searchable, sortable format—many with additional data relevant to students researching their options.

Review valuable articles and real student stories below that may help guide you from undergraduate study through to your career. And then explore the online directory here at to sort, browse, filter, and find your future among the hundreds of physical science programs on the site.


The Graduate School Path


Finding the Right Program for You


Crafting Successful Applications


Navigating Graduate School and Beyond