About GradSchoolShopper.com

AIP's GradSchoolShopper.com (GSS) is the only global online graduate program network exclusively dedicated to the physical sciences.

The site has two primary audiences:

  • Prospective graduate students looking for a comprehensive resource to research and discover the best graduate program for them
  • Graduate departments seeking a robust yet easy to use tool to compare and contrast themselves with other departments

A print directory of the database, GradSchoolShopper: Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields, is published annually by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) since 1965. Click here to request a copy of the printed edition.

GSS features the profiles of several hundred graduate programs in the physical sciences and engineering These profiles feature a wealth of information that is valuable to both prospective students and academic departments, including: information on degrees offered, tuition costs, admissions, financial aid, housing, degree requirements, department and faculty research specialties, department culture, special equipment, facilities or programs, notable alumni, and much more.

We encourage you to explore the site and discover all it has to offer. Whether you are seeking your perfect graduate program in physics or a related field, or looking for how your department stacks up against the competition, GSS is the site for you!