Graduate Schools & Careers
GRADUATE SCHOOL or CAREER? What's next for you?!
For students considering graduate school in physics, astronomy, or other related fields, it can be overwhelming. There are a large number of universities offering Masters and Ph.D. programs.
- DePauw has a helpful site that includes information and advice on getting to grad school (this is a general site for all disciplines).
- Peterson's College Guide has a listing of graduate physics and astronomy programs.
- The National Academies Press offers a searchable database, with links to program websites.
- Let's see... Cal Tech or Stanford? And then there's Harvard... If you're looking at the top programs US News & World Report has a list of what they consider the top graduate schools for physics.
- Not that you would, but don't forget about the GRE test, which is normally required by all graduate schools. Many schools also require the Subject Test.
Graduate School Preparation...
Step 1 ~ Advice
Step 2 ~ Explore ~ So Many Choices, So Little Time!
Step 3 ~ Time to choose! Download the Excel file. Lots of program information, with links to their websites.
If you decide to go directly to industry or government research there are a number of web sites that can provide you with information on locating a job.
- AIP has a career page that includes a list of current job openings.
- If you're just looking for information about what scientists in industry do, take a look at the Industrial Physicist.
- The Career Services office on campus is an excellent resource for getting started in your search for a job after DePauw.