Program Details

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

Updated: February 27, 2018

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

8 -- 6/2

How many graduate students-- male/female?

30 -- 21/9

How many post doctoral associates - male/female?

4 -- 3/1

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

This is treated on a case-by-case basis. Many students have had babies born while in our program.

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


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

Our department has a higher ratio of women than many others. We notice this at conferences when we count the women in the room and most of them are from UCCS!
Our department is small, dynamic, and highly-collaborative. Students and professors interact daily and work together to achieve common goals. We have world-class research laboratories and exceptional teaching and mentorship. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and are provided with excellent support when family, illness, military deployment, or work commitments affect their studies.

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


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