Program Details

Northern Illinois University

Updated: September 07, 2012

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

20 (18 M + 2 F)

How many graduate students-- male/female?

36 (29 M + 7 F)

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

12 (12 M + 0 F)

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

No, but the department tries to accommodate legitimate requests as sympathetically as possible.

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

Yes. No.

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

We are a small department with a highly favorable faculty-to-student ratio, where each student can expect to get adequate personal attention. Much of our research work is conducted at nearby national labs - Fermilab and Argonne - where particular attention is paid to gender equality.

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


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