Assessing Graduate Programs

How does your department support inclusion?

The APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) has facilitated the collection of responses to a series of questions about graduate programs in physics that should be helpful to those interested in assessing the climate for women at various graduate schools. Department chairs (or their assignees) were asked the five questions below. All the responses are self-reported by department chairs (or their assignees), and the APS and CSWP assume no responsibility for the accuracy of the information submitted.

The responses, for each institution, can be obtained by clicking on the name of the institution below. The questions are:

  1. Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty
  2. Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
  3. Total number of graduate students
  4. Number of women graduate students
  5. Total number of post doctoral associates
  6. Number of women post doctoral associates
  7. Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.
  8. Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?
  9. Do you have a Woman in Physics Group? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
  10. Do you have a Physics Graduate Student Association? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
  11. What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?
  12. Has your institution ever hosted a Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics? If yes, which year?
  13. Has your institution ever hosted an APS Climate Site Visit for Women and Minorities in Physics?
  14. Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in an inclusion department should choose your department.
  15. Please include the name of faculty or staff member and an email they can be reached at for further questions.

If you are a department chair or a graduate program director, and would like to add (or change) your institution's contribution, please email for the web site address where data can be entered.

Institution Responses

94 total surveys as of today

Air Force Institute of Technology (Engineering Physics)

Alabama A&M University

Boston University

Bowling Green State University (Physics & Astronomy)

Brown University (Department of Physics)

California State University Northridge

California State University, Fresno

Case Western Reserve University

Central Michigan University

Clemson University (Physics and Astronomy)

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

Columbia University (Astronomy and Astrophysics)

Cornell University

Dartmouth College (Physics & Astronomy)

Emory University

Florida Institute of Technology (Physics & Space Sciences)

Florida State University and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia State University (Physics and Astronomy)

Illinois Institute of Technology

Iowa State University (Physics and Astronomy)

Kansas State University

Lehigh University

Louisiana State University (Physics & Astronomy)

Miami University

Michigan State University

Michigan Technological University

Mississippi State University (Physics and Astronomy)

New Mexico State University

New York University

North Carolina State University

Ohio State University (Astronomy)

Ohio University

Oklahoma State University

Oregon State University

Penn State University

Pittsburg State University

Purdue University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rutgers University (Physics and Astronomy)

San Francisco State Univ (Physics and Astronomy)

Southern Methodist University

Stanford University

Stephen F. Austin State University (Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy)

Syracuse University

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas Christian University

The University of Texas at Austin (Physics)

The University of Tulsa (Physics & Engineering Physics)

University at Albany, SUNY

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine (Physics and Astronomy)

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Merced

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado (Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences)

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Denver (Physics and Astronomy)

University of IOwa

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Astronomy)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Kansas (Physics and Astronomy)

University of Louisville (Physics and Astronomy)

University of Miami

University of Minnesota Duluth

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

University of Mississippi

University of Missouri-St. Louis (Physics and Astronomy)

University of New Hampshire

University of New Mexico

University of New Orleans

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of South Carolina

University of South Florida

University of Tennessee

University of Utah (Department of Physics & Astronomy)

University of Vermont

University of Washington (Astronomy)

University of Washington (Physics)

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Vanderbilt University

Washington University in St Louis

West Virginia University

Western Illinois University

Western Michigan University