Program Details

University of New Hampshire

Updated: June 19, 2009

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

23 - 21/2

How many graduate students-- male/female?

50 - 37/13

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

19 - 14/5

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

There is no such policy at UNH.

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

Graduate students receive health insurance with their stipend. A family health plan is offered. However, the graduate students have to purchase the coverage for their family members.

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

Although in the minority, there are several female scientists (tenure track and research faculty as well as research scientists) in the Department and in the associated research programs, as through the Space Science Center and the Material Science Program. Several of them lead substantial research projects, such as leading instrument teams on space missions, and thus serve as role models.

The Department welcomes women graduate students and treats equal with men. The UNH Graduate School and the Graduate Student Organization are pro-active in making UNH a good place for all graduate students.

From the perspective of our female graduate students, they feel welcome here and are positive about the atmosphere for female students in the Department and the College.

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


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