Program Details

The Catholic University of America

Updated: August 02, 2012

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

10 male, 2 female

How many graduate students-- male/female?

19 male, 13 female

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

no current figures. We have about 80 PhD level post-docs and staff scientists associated the the dept. Approximately 25% are female.

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


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

personal health insurance only. Included for some research assistants. all TA/s (as additional salary).

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

We strive to make this a harassment-free environment. Our female faculty members in particular have been very open to interfacing with the female graduate students. We can't say that the program doesn't have issues, but with the rising number of female students (4/5 of the first year students are female this Fall), we realize that we have to continue to improve the environment within the department.

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


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