Program Details

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Updated: August 14, 2012

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

10 male, 2 female

How many graduate students-- male/female?

16 male, 9 female

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

1 male, 0 female

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

yes, same as that for faculty though unpaid

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

yes, included as part of stipend

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

Physics at WPI combines a rigorous research oriented graduate program with the flexibility for students to pursue their passion in their vision of Physics. Our small size and inclusive nature creates an ideal environment for personal growth and contribution to the calling of science.

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


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