Program Details

Mississippi State University (Physics and Astronomy)

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

14/2

How many graduate students-- male/female?

37/7

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

2/1

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

No.

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

Yes. No.

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

The astronomy faculty in the department are 100% female, and they are the only research astronomers in the State of Mississippi. The male faculty are very supportive of their female graduate students and post-docs. A number of successfully graduated female students have successfully balanced completing their education with their family responsibilities.

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

No


Updated: September 07, 2012

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