Program Details

Georgia State University (Physics and Astronomy)

Updated: August 06, 2012

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

Physics: 13 male, 0 female

Astronomy: 5 male, 1 female

How many graduate students-- male/female?

Physics: 28 male, 9 female

Astronomy: 14 male, 9 female

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

Physics: 4 male, 0 female

Astronomy: 4 male, 0 female

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.

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 current female graduate students, we have two National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows, one Department of Energy Science Graduate Fellow, and several others with University-sponsored fellowships. We are always on the lookout for talented women who would like to consider joining our team.

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


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