Program Details

Central Michigan University

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

Female: 2; male: 13

How many graduate students-- male/female?

Female: 4; male: 14

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

Female: 0; male: 2

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

A student can request a leave of absence by submitting a Leave of Absence Request form to the College of Graduate Studies. If approved, continuous registration will be waived during the approved leave period.

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

Health insurance can be purchased at an additional cost. 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.

We are located in a small rural area which is safe and inexpensive and hosts several affordable child care facilities. Ours is a small and inclusive department where all students find a friendly and diverse atmosphere. To boost inclusion we encourage social activities that embrace all of our students (male, female, minorities) and provide a venue for graduate and undergraduate students to interact with faculty, get to know each other, and enhance their scholarly activities. Furthermore, our graduate and undergraduate students, both female and male, have the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge research from the very beginning.

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


Updated: July 07, 2013

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