Faculty: Bachelor Institutions
Which Students are right for the Bridge Program?
The Bridge Program is appropriate for undergraduate physics students who:
- will contribute to the diversity of physics
- are interested in research
- would benefit from additional preparation before applying to physics PhD programs
The program provides research experiences, advanced coursework, mentoring, and coaching to prepare a graduate school application. The program also partners with doctoral granting institutions to provide transitional support once students begin doctoral studies.
Join the APS Bridge Program
We encourage your undergraduate institution to join the Bridge Program as a Member Institution. This free membership is a great way to join a network of academic institutions committed to increasing educational opportunities for underrepresented minority physics students.
APS generates statistical reports on issues in graduate physics. These reports are freely available for your use. You may use our graphs in reports and presentations. Credit APS and the data source as shown on each graph.
Credit: APS/Source: IPEDS Completion Survey by Race
- This graph shows the percentage of physics bachelor’s degrees awarded to African Americans and Hispanic Americans over the past decade, with respect to institution type.
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
- Black-Serving Institutions (BSIs)
- Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
- The numbers on the right indicate the actual number of degrees awarded in 2009. This is roughly 10% of degrees awarded to underrepresented minority students.
Bridge email list
The Bridge Program email list is an easy way to stay informed about events and opportunities concerning increasing diversity in physics graduate education.
APS Wavefront is a monthly electronic newsletter for physics education leaders with information about upcoming APS programs, meetings, recent APS actions, and activities within the physics community.
APS holds free webinars that provide interactive discussion, career guidance, and advice from fellow physicists. These are available for online and include topics such as:
- Acing the Physics GRE: Tips and Strategies
- Everything You Wanted to Know About Physics Graduate School
- Graduate School in Physics - A Minority Perspective
- Choosing a Graduate School in Physics and Related Disciplines
Workshops & Conferences
APS regularly hosts workshops and conferences to address critical issues in physics education.