Program Details

Clemson University

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

20 male, 3 female

How many graduate students-- male/female?

46 male, 21 female

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

7 male, 1 female

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

A graduate assistant (female or male) is eligible for up to six weeks of maternity/paternity leave. The request for maternity/paternity leave must be made to the department at least one month in advance, with notification provided by the department chair to the Dean of the Graduate School.

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

there is family health insurance available. It is not included in the stipend.

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

Women have excellent opportunities in Physics & Astronomy at Clemson. Over the past five years, the fraction of women who have been accepted, been awarded assistantships and fellowships, passed the qualifying exam, earned PhD's, and have moved to tenure track positions have all been at least as high as those for men. We have a monthly meeting of Women in Physics, organized by women faculty, to discuss issues of interest to majors, graduate students, faculty and staff.

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


Updated: May 29, 2013

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