was founded by a grad school professor who had become frustrated by the application process. Rather than wait for the random great application to fly in over the transom, he wanted a simple and inexpensive way to use the internet to identify prospective students who had the right interests and credentials for his program.
After filling out a simple profile, students using the website are matched to several of over 38,000 masters, PhD and other advanced degree programs in virtually every academic field that are listed.
A growing number of these graduate program profiles are being "adopted" by program directors and recruiters to search for and connect with students with the right backgrounds and interests for their program.
In the end, all graduate school application and admission decisions are made on the basis of personal relationships between programs and students. Gradschoolmatch changes how those connections are made.