Please note that at this time the lab is NOT taking applications for graduate students for the 2022-2023 school year – application dates in Dec 2021. If you are considering applying for the following school year (starting in 2023, with applications due in Dec 2022), I strongly recommend getting in touch via email prior to applying at ryan.stevenson at

If you are interested in applying as a Masters student, please check back in the fall for information regarding applications the the 2023-2024 school year. The lab typically takes students through the psychology program or the program in neuroscience. Information for prospective psychology students can be found here. Prospective psychology students should apply through Cognitive, Developmental, and Brain Sciences, and I will on rare occasion take on Clinical Science and Psychopathology students. I will also consider exceptional students through the Program in Neuroscience.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are you taking students for the 2022-2023 school year?


What programs should I apply to?

Cognitive, Developmental, and Brain Sciences or the Program in Neuroscience.

Are you accepting clinical applications for the 2022-2023 school year?


I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada. Can I still apply? 

Yes, though the funding opportunities (which are required for entrance) are much, much more competitive. 

Do I need to have experience with children or autism?

No. Much of the work the lab does is basic research, or work with clinical populations that are neither children nor autistic. 

Do I need to be interested in multisensory processing?

In general, yes, as that is the topic that “glues” the lab together. With that said, I am open to applications of excellent students that are interested in sensory processing more broadly.

Where do I find information about the program?

For the psychology program, HERE. For the Program in Neuroscience, HERE.

What is the stipend for graduate students?

Funding information can be found HERE. Note that students joining my lab through the Program in Neuroscience will still be funded through the Department of Psychology, so this applies to all applicants. 

What will make my application better / what skills should I be working on before applying?

Qualitative methodology including stats and research methods, coding ability (for example Matlab or R), and method-specific experience, especially on the coding or analysis side (for example fMRI or EEG experience). 

Do I need to take the GREs?

For me, no. The GREs are known to be biased in terms of both race and sex. Check the program guidelines though, as different programs have specific requirements and some may require GREs at the program level for entrance.