Program Details

University of Kansas (Physics and Astronomy)

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.


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

Yes, but it 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.

From its very first graduating class, women have played a key role at the University of Kansas. The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a stimulating research environment with programs in a wide variety of areas, including astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, cosmology, high energy experimental physics, high-energy theory, space physics, and nuclear physics. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is among the top in the nation for the number and percentage of women faculty. Presently, the department boasts one woman faculty who is a University Distinguished Professor and another woman faculty who was recently named an APS Fellow. Additionally, one of our woman graduate students is an NSF Fellow. The work of the department is done on the very attractive KU campus located at the center of Lawrence, Kansas. Lawrence is a progressive town with excellent schools, good health care providers, and a large range of cultural and recreational activities.

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


Updated: October 14, 2015

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