Program Details

Duke University

Updated: September 03, 2013

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


How many graduate students-- male/female?


How many post doctoral associates - male/female?


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

Yes, there is a family leave policy, it may be used for health or personal reasons.

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

Yes, Duke offers a family health insurance plan. No it is not included in their stipend.

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

The physics department at Duke University has quite a few females. Interaction among the women of this department is encouraged by having lunch together a few times a year among and other social events. Most feel included and respected in research and classes. Also, recently the department has its first female Chair in its history. I believe this will have a positive impact on the overall female-friendliness of the department.

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


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