Program Details

Wesleyan 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.

6 weeks of family leave

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

The department pays for health insurance

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

Caring environment; small program emphasizes individual research mentoring; liberal arts environment heightens our awareness of diversity. Our women graduates find good jobs. Our two most recent graduates hold post doctoral positions at NIST and Harvard. We have a new physics faulty member as of July 1, 2015 in Biophysics who is seeking graduate students for research opportunities.

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


Updated: March 24, 2015

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