Program Details

Mississippi State University (Physics and Astronomy)

Updated: October 11, 2019

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

17

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

3

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

18%

Total number of graduate students

45

Number of women graduate students

14

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

31%

Total number of post doctoral associates

3

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.

No.

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

Yes. For TA's: not included. For RA's: included

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.

yes; http://pgsa.org.msstate.edu/index.php/en/

What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?

Too many to mention

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.

The astronomy faculty in the department are 100% female, and they are the only research astronomers in the State of Mississippi. A number of successfully graduated female students have successfully balanced completing their education with their family responsibilities.

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

Donna Pierce (female, astronomer)
dmp149@msstate.edu

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