Resources for Graduate Students and Educators

Graduate Students

Forum on Graduate Student Affairs
The APS Forum on Graduate Student Affairs encourages a free exchange of ideas among graduate students and the greater scientific community by providing opportunities for meetings, electronic discussion, and access to a permanent archive of member ideas and programs.

Assessing Graduate Programs
Is this graduate department in physics female friendly? The APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) has facilitated the collection of responses to a series of questions about graduate programs in physics that should be helpful to those interested in assessing the climate for women at various graduate schools.

Professional Master's Degree Programs
AIP web site provides information on professional master's degree programs in physics and related fields. Mastering Physics for Non-Academic Careers identifies characteristics that distinguish a professional master's degree program from a more traditional, academic master's degree program.

National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowships
The Graduate Research Fellowships provide three years of support for graduate study leading to a research-based master’s or doctoral degrees. For students at the early stages of their graduate study.


Graduate Education

AIP Statistics at a Glance - Graduate Education in Physics
These reports provide current data and historic trends for enrollments and degree production in graduate physics and astronomy education at US universities including student demographics, educational experiences and post degree plans.

Re-Envisioning the Ph.D.
New developments in re-envisioning the Ph.D. to meet the needs of the society of the 21st Century.

Association of American Universities Committee: Graduate Education Report and Recommendations Format - PDF  
Evaluation of conduct of graduate education among member campuses.

Reshaping Graduate Education of Scientists & Engineers, National Academy of Sciences
Recommendations for revitalizing the doctoral program to respond to changing forces both within and outside the academic setting.

American Astronomical Society's Examination of Graduate Education in Astronomy

Graduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education, NISE
National Institute for Science Education (NISE) examines forces at play on graduate education and the innovative responses to these forces.