Program Details

Indiana University

How many tenure-track or tenured faculty -- male/female?


How many graduate students-- male/female?


How many post doctoral associates - male/female?


Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.

No, although if this situation were to arise the department would certainly accomodate the needs of the students through leaves of absence, etc.

Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?

Yes, health insurance is provided. This is not part of the stipend, but is covered either by the College, or through fellowship and/or grant support.

Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.

The Indiana University Physics Department strives to provide a collegial, friendly environment for students during their graduate studies. Students are treated as colleagues, in keeping with the vital role they play in the research and academic missions of the department. Active Women in Science and Women in Physics chapters provide a forum for female students and faculty to discuss issues that women in the sciences continue to face today. Finally, the Indiana University Physics Department has a proven track record in preparing students for successful careers in Physics, with numerous female IU alumni now in place in the scientific ranks.

Has the institution had a Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit or Gender Equity Conversation?


Updated: June 02, 2011

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