Program Details

Boston University

Updated: August 06, 2012

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

Tenured males: 35
Tenured females: 3
Tenured track males: 2
Tenured track females: 1

How many graduate students-- male/female?


How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

17 male
2 female

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

There is a graduate student parental leave policy in which a student can take a semester off with no tuition or other charges. The student health insurance also covers normal pregnancy expenses. A similar leave policy also extends for male students.

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

Yes and yes.

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

Despite the small percentage of women in our program, the female members of the department are active in the physics community. The Boston University Women in Physics organization hosts social and educational events open to the entire department, works towards the acceptance of the graduate student parental leave policy, and supports the goals of the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering Organization at Boston University. The department supports women's issues including the stated goals of the Women in Physics.

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


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