Assessing Graduate Programs

Is Your Graduate Department in Physics Female Friendly?

The APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) has facilitated the collection of responses to a series of questions about graduate programs in physics that should be helpful to those interested in assessing the climate for women at various graduate schools. Department chairs (or their assignees) were asked the five questions below. All the responses are self-reported by department chairs (or their assignees), and the APS and CSWP assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the information submitted.

The responses, for each institution, can be obtained by clicking on the name of the institution below. The questions are:
  1. How many tenure-track or tenured faculty -- male/female?
  2. How many graduate students ? -- male/female?
  3. How many post doctoral associates? -- male/female?
  4. Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.
  5. Is there family health insurance available for graduate students? Is it included in the stipend?
  6. In a paragraph, please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your institution.
  7. Has the institution had a Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit or Gender Equity Conversation?

If you are a department chair, and would like to add (or change) your institution's contribution, please email women@aps.org for the web site address where data can be entered.

Institution Responses

155 total surveys as of today

Air Force Institute of Technology (Engineering Physics)

Alabama A&M University

Boston College

Boston University

Bowling Green State University (Physics & Astronomy)

Brandeis University

Brown University (Department of Physics)

California State University Fullerton

California State University Long Beach

California State University Northridge

California State University, Fresno

Carnegie Mellon

Case Western Reserve University

Central Michigan University

Clark University

Clemson University

College of William and Mary

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

Columbia University (Astronomy and Astrophysics)

Cornell University

Dartmouth College (Physics & Astronomy)

DePaul University

Duke University

Emory University

Florida Atlantic University

Florida Institute of Technology (Physics & Space Sciences)

Florida State University and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

George Mason University

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia State University (Physics and Astronomy)

Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) (Applied Physics)

Howard University (Physics and Astronomy)

Illinois Institute of Technology

Indiana University

Iowa State University (Physics and Astronomy)

Kansas State University

Kent State University

Lehigh University

Louisiana State University (Phyiscs & Astronomy)

Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University

MIT

Miami University

Michigan State University

Michigan Technological University

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mississippi State University (Physics and Astronomy)

Montana State University

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

New Mexico State University

New York University

North Carolina State University

Northeastern University

Northern Arizona University

Northern Illinois University

Ohio State University (Astronomy)

Ohio University

Oklahoma State University

Old Dominion University

Oregon State University

Penn State University

Pittsburg State University

Portland State

Princeton University

Purdue University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rice University

San Francisco State Univ (Physics and Astronomy)

Southern Methodist University

Stanford University

Stephen F. Austin State University

Stony Brook (Physics and Astronomy)

Syracuse University

Temple University

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas Christian University

The Catholic University of America

The City College of the City University of New York

The University of Texas at Austin (Physics)

The University of Tulsa (Physics & Engineering Physics)

Tufts University

Tulane University

University at Albany, SUNY

University of Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Arizona (Astronomy)

University of California Los Angeles (Dept. Physics and Astronomy)

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine (Physics and Astronomy)

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Riverside (Department of Physics and Astronomy)

University of California, San Diego

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz (Astronomy/Astrophysics)

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado (Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences)

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Dayton (Physics/Electro-Optics)

University of Denver (Physics and Astronomy)

University of Houston Clear Lake

University of Idaho

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Astronomy)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Iowa (Physics and Astronomy)

University of Kansas (Physics and Astronomy)

University of Kentucky (Physics and Astronomy)

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Louisville (Physics and Astronomy)

University of Maryland (Astronomy)

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Astronomy)

University of Memphis

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota Duluth

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

University of Mississippi

University of Missouri-St. Louis (Physics and Astronomy)

University of Nebraska

University of New Hampshire

University of New Mexico

University of New Orleans

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Oregon (Physics)

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of South Carolina

University of South Florida

University of Tennessee

University of Texas at Arlington

University of Toledo (Physics & Astronomy)

University of Utah (Department of Physics & Astronomy)

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

University of Washington (Physics)

University of Washington (Astronomy) (Astronomy)

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Vanderbilt University

Virginia Tech

Washington State University

Washington University (Physics & Astronomy)

Wesleyan University

West Virginia University

Western Illinois University

Western Michigan University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Wright State University

Yale University (Physics and Applied Physics Departments)

Yale University (Astronomy)