Program Details

University of South Carolina

Updated: September 20, 2018

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

25

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

3

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

12%

Total number of graduate students

40

Number of women graduate students

8

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

20%

Total number of post doctoral associates

2

Number of women post doctoral associates

0

[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

0%

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

A graduate student who is the primary child-care provider is eligible to take a one major term of family leave from graduate study the major term during or following the event for the birth of a child or adoption of a child less than 6 years old. The graduate student taking family leave will receive a one year extension of all academic responsibilities, including time to degree, removal of incomplete grades, and course in-date time. During family leave the graduate student will be on special enrollment (Z-status) status and must have health coverage. The student may waive out of University-sponsored health insurance if covered by other insurance or may elect to continue enrollment in the University-sponsored student health insurance plan. The student is responsible for submitting required waivers and/or for contacting the student health insurance contactor directly to enroll in the health insurance program and for paying premiums by the deadline. Students should be aware that a graduate assistantship position or other financial support may not be available upon return from family leave.

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

Yes. No.

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

No

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

No

What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?

SPS

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.

Information Unavailable

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

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