Program Details

Northeastern University

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

26 male tenure-track or tenured faculty 4 female tenure-track or tenured faculty

How many graduate students-- male/female?

44 Male/9 female

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

24 male/3 female

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

Family leave is required by state law.

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

Graduate students have individual insurance coverage in addition to their stipend. Family health insurance is under discussion.

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

The department is very supportive of women at all levels - undergraduate and grad students, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists and faculty. We frequently send female students to relevant conferences and they have, in turn, made suggestions to improve the climate for gender diversity.

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


Updated: August 06, 2012

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