Program Details

University of Pennsylvania

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

37 Faculty total (7 Female) (30 Male)

How many graduate students-- male/female?

103 Graduate students (28 Female) (75 Male)

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

30 Postdoctoral fellows (5 Female) (25 Male)

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

FAMILY LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY A student in the Ph.D. program at Penn may take an unpaid Family Leave of Absence for the birth or adoption of a child, child care, or care of an immediate family member (spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent) with a serious health condition. 1. Students may take a Family Leave of Absence for one or two semesters. The student is expected to notify the graduate group chair and adviser in writing of his/her plans to take a Family Leave at an early date, so that appropriate arrangements can be made to cover any teaching/research responsibilities. 2. Family Leave

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

Only the graduate student is covered. Family health coverage is available, see:

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

Female students have the opportunity to join a highly ranked graduate program including a diverse student body and close to 50% female students in our incoming classes. In addition to a rigorous physics curriculum and world class research opportunities across campus, we offer a friendly work atmosphere and many social events throughout the calendar year.

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


Updated: September 22, 2015

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