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

Graduate Education and Bridge Program Conference 2017
The 2017 Joint Graduate Education and Bridge Program Conference will be held on February 10 - 12 in College Park, Maryland.

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.

2008 Graduate Education Conference Report
Check out our findings and recommendations on the status and future of graduate physics education.

2013 Graduate Education Conference Report
Report on the 2013 Graduate Education Conference, including recommendations. 

Statistical Data of Careers in Physics
These graphs, produced by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Statistical Research Center, analyze data on education and employment in physics.

Physics Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PIE) Education
The majority of physics graduates at all degree levels will become scientists and innovators working in the private sector, yet very little of the knowledge they gain while earning their degree intentionally prepares them for these roles. APS has joined in on nationwide efforts to promote physics innovation and entrepreneurship (PIE) education.

Committee on Education