Program Details

DePaul University

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

7, 5 Male, 2 Female

How many graduate students-- male/female?

12, 7 Male, 5 Female

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?


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

While the department is very supportive of graduate students necessity to take a family leave, there is no policy in place. We only have a small terminal Masters program and we support only 6 students. The issue has never arisen.

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

DePaul University makes available a student health insurance plan for DePaul students and their eligible dependents. The plan helps keep health care affordable and gives students the freedom to choose any doctor or other health care provider when they need care and still receive benefits under the Plan. For 2008/2009, the annual premium for Plan I, the Basic Plan was $1,839. The annual premium for Plan II, the Comprehensive Plan, was $2,075. Coverage for spouses and dependents is also available under the plan. The cost is not included in the stipend.

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

We are a small, student centered department. The faculty is dedicated first and foremost to the success of the student. Two of our seven tenure/tenure-track faculty our female and almost half of our graduate students are female. Our program offers a bridge to the PhD and can be exactly what is needed for female students to get acclimated to the still male dominated world of Physics. While we do not offer a lot of financial support in general, we do provide an environment in which female students are able to thrive.

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


Updated: September 28, 2009

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