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For Potential Graduate Students.

If you're interested in applying to the Clinical Developmental (CD) Psychology Graduate Program at York University and working in Dr. Till’s lab, please read the following tips. 

Tips For Applying To The Till Lab

Applicants who wish to be considered by Dr. Till for admission to the Clinical Developmental (CD) Area are strongly encouraged to list Dr. Till on the cover letter and to make contact with her before applying to the program in December. This will allow Dr. Till to keep an eye out for the application. It is certainly acceptable for students to mention other faculty member names as well.


Prospective students who apply to the Clinical Area, but are also interested in working with a faculty member in the CD Area, should arrange to have the application file forwarded to the CD Area. Otherwise, the application may only be reviewed by the Clinical area. Students interested in clinical neuropsychology are often considered for either the Clinical or CD area (keep in mind that the CD area does not just focus on children and adolescents - we really are lifespan).


Dr. Till is particularly interested in taking students who have:

  • Strong academic backgrounds (typically an A average over the last 15 undergraduate courses; strong grades in statistics is a must).

  • Applied for Masters awards at the Federal (e.g. CIHR, NSERC) and/or Provincial level (e.g. OGS) in the Fall before starting graduate school.  It is helpful for applicants to mention any submitted funding applications in their Statement of Interest.

  • At least two years research experience. Students who have a history of presenting or publishing research during their undergraduate years are most successful.  Research experience that is linked to neuropsychology is an asset.

  • An interest in interdisciplinary research.

  • Clinical experience with children and/or young adults (helpful, though not mandatory).

  • Excellent letters of reference from people who can comment on your research skills. 

  • Life experiences that demonstrate maturity, interpersonal competence, and initiative.

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