Program Details

Georgia State University (Physics and Astronomy)

Updated: September 12, 2019

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

22

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

3

[Calculated] Percentage of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

14%

Total number of graduate students

75

Number of women graduate students

28

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

37%

Total number of post doctoral associates

8

Number of women post doctoral associates

4

[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

50%

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

There is currently no official policy for graduate student family leave. Arrangements are generally made between the student and his/her PhD advisor and are personalized to match the specific circumstances.

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

Student health insurance is provided at a reduced rate for all full-time graduate students. Family health insurance is available for eligible dependents, but is not included in the stipend.

Do you have a Woman in Physics Group? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.

Yes: http://www.physics.gsu.edu/wip/

Do you have a Physics Graduate Student Association? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.

Yes: http://www.physics.gsu.edu/pgsa/

What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?

http://www.astro.gsu.edu/AstroPAL/

Has your institution ever hosted a Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics? If yes, which year?

No

Has your institution ever hosted an APS Climate Site Visit for Women and Minorities in Physics?

No

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

Georgia State University, in the heart of downtown Atlanta, is fortunate to have a student population that is extremely diverse and comprised of many members of underrepresented groups. We have a university-wide focus to celebrate diversity and the unique perspectives that people with different backgrounds and life experiences can bring to the table.

Within the Physics and Astronomy Department, we believe that the success of our female graduate students visibly demonstrates the supportive atmosphere and personal attention that our faculty provide. Among our former female graduate students, we have National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows, Department of Energy Science Graduate Fellows, and several others with University-sponsored fellowships. We are always on the lookout for talented women who would like to consider joining our team.

Please include the name of faculty or staff member and an email they can be reached at for further questions.

Russel White, Astronomy Graduate Director
white@astro.gsu.edu

Murad Sarsour, Physics Graduate Director
msar@gsu.edu

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