Program Details

Florida State University and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

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

Total - 46
Male - 44
Female- 2

How many graduate students-- male/female?

Total - 141
Male - 111
Female- 30

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

Total - 6
Male - 5
Female- 1

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

Our department works with individual students on a case by case basis to provide paid leave for extended periods.

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

All graduate students have to show proof of health insurance. If they purchase the university health insurance (and are on an assistantship), they are eligible to receive a health insurance subsidy.

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

Our Department hosts active experimental and theoretical research programs with strengths in nuclear, high energy, bio, condensed matter, and astrophysics giving all students a broad range of research environments to choose from. Graduate students are individually mentored by an academic adviser who helps them get adjusted to graduate life followed by a research adviser who helps them through their graduate research carrier. The Graduate Office staff and faculty Graduate Committee are pro-active and carefully monitor the needs and progress of students, in close coordination with the mentors and advisers. We have a growing population of female graduate students who are encouraged to work with our female faculty members in both scientific and societal areas. Of note is that the Physics Department is directly involved in the "Women in Math, Science & Engineering - WIMSE" program ( and female graduate students participate in the operation of the program. Likewise, female graduate students carrying out their research with Physics Faculty at the National High Magnetic Field Lab are actively involved in outreach and diversity related programs ( Florida State University also offers special graduate fellowships to women in physics.

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


Updated: September 20, 2013

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