Graduate Schools
Planning for Graduate Studies in Physics and Related Fields

Review a guide by the American Association of Physics Teachers

Read this resource by the American Physical Society

List of Graduate Programs

Visit a guide to graduate programs in physics and related fields

GRE Tests

GRE test information

Physics GRE Preparation Advice and Resources

Physics GRE Test Practice Book (PDF)

Fellowships (Partial List)

NDSEG Fellowship

Hertz Fellowship  

National Physical Science Consortium

The Timeline

The best strategy is to decide on the list of graduate schools during your junior year and check the schools' deadlines. Then use the GRE bulletin to work backward and figure out the appropriate dates for the GRE tests. The timeline below is thus just a general advice, applicable to those schools that have application deadline of January 1 or later.

1. August preceding thegraduating year: study and register for the subject GRE test

2. Fall of the graduating year: take general GRE test

3. September of the graduating year: meet with career services and physics department faculty to determine which programs to apply and to try to determine which area of physics is of interest to you

4. September of the graduating year: start researching fellowships. Their deadlines may be as early as October.

5.November of your graduating year (tentatively): take subject GRE test

6. November, December of your graduating year: send applications to graduate schools

Other Useful Links

Physics Forum:

Physics Colloquia at YU

The current schedule of YU physics colloquia schedule is available here.

Physics Colloquia in New York City

Columbia University Physics Department

City College Physics Department

Queens College Physics Department

Physics Department Graduates

 Stern College for Women Physics Department Graduates