Program Details

Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) (Applied Physics)

Updated: July 16, 2011

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.

Not explicitly. A family leave would come under the Non-Resident Status as a Leave of Absence status. A student registered on a Leave of Absence must contact UHS Member Services to request the BCBS or UHS insurance option. Students would pay for insurance coverage on their own.

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

It is available, but 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.

Strictly speaking, the current organization of SEAS has no departments: Applied Physics is one area of many in SEAS that provides a multi-dimensional, collaborative environment for teaching and learning - and this environment has an important role in making SEAS female-friendly. It is an environment that is conducive to, and encourages students with diverse interests to meet, take classes together and to collaborate on their research. Students also have access to 12 junior and tenured women faculty, one of whom is the Dean of SEAS. Some very important and vibrant organizations, run by women graduate student provide important opportunities for meeting, mentoring, providing career advice: these organizations include HGWISE (Harvard Graduate Women In Science and Engineering) and Women in Physics.

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

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