Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
There are many opportunities for both UTM and non-UTM undergraduates to join our research team. We encourage students to seek out research opportunities early in their academic career; many students who begin in our lab as work study students or PSY299 students remain in the lab to pursue their own projects (e.g., as PSY400 students or NSERC-USRA scholars). We welcome inquiries from Psychology majors and specialists, as well as from students in other departments such as Linguistics and Cognitive Science.
Opportunities for Graduate Students
Dr. Johnson’s primary graduate appointment is in Psychology, but she is also cross-appointed to the Graduate Department of Linguistics. Like most universities in North America, graduate applications at the University of Toronto are due once a year (usually in November or December), and all new graduate students begin in September. Note that an undergraduate degree in Psychology is not necessarily required for admittance to the program. Key factors considered by Dr. Johnson when reviewing applications include relevant research experience and interests, as well as relevant lived experiences. An MA (or MSc) is not required for the Psychology Department’s direct entry PhD program, but having an MA (or MSc) in Psychology or a related field can make a student more competitive for admission. All PhD positions in Psychology and Linguistics at the University of Toronto are fully funded, but students are encouraged to apply for outside scholarships to supplement this base funding (domestic candidates can apply for OGS funding even before being admitted to university).