Program Details

Georgia Institute of Technology

Updated: May 13, 2014

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

38 faculty - 33 male / 5 female

How many graduate students-- male/female?

125 graduate students - 114 male / 11 female

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

23 postdocs - 18 male / 5 female

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

No. There is no such policy at the Institute or School level.

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

All graduate students are required to purchase health insurance (or be covered by their parents). A family option does exist for this insurance. The cost is about $1000/year and is included in the stipend.

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

The School of Physics at Georgia Tech embraces an inclusive and diverse environment of collegiality, integrity and mutual respect that promotes collaboration and creativity. Our School has five women faculty recognized as leading experts in their fields. They, and a large fraction of the faculty body, are actively engaged on mentoring, diversity and outreach. A previous Chair was a woman. Under her tenure, the School initiated the expansion that led to establishing the new areas of Biophysics and Astrophysics. The School also has four Hispanic faculty members, which includes our current Chair. The women faculty, postdocs and students meet regularly in our Interaction Zone room to identify activities that address their needs, leadership, mentoring, and career opportunities. The School of Physics is actively involved in the NSF supported ADVANCE program at Georgia Tech. The goal of this program is to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers ( The School of Physics is also an active partner with the Center for the Study of Women, Science and Technology at Georgia Tech. At the core of our Institute's academic mission is to recruit, retain, and engage a heterogeneous cadre of students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interests, and talents. To that end, we celebrate a diverse community at the School.

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


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