Parental Leave

At the moment, Boston University does not have a Parental Leave Policy for graduate students in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.  Women in Biology, Women in Physics, and the GSO have met with members of the GRS administration and discussed this issue.  We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.  To learn more about the details of this project you please contact the GSO at

February 2014: The current draft of the policy will be presented to the University Council of Administrative Policies on February 19th. Pending approval, the draft will then be sent to the University Council.

Additional Information:

Comparison of Parental Leave policies at other institutions:  PDF

Pregnancy-related leave of absence and graduation requirements/health insurance:  PDF