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Complete these steps before you reach out to a faculty member!
- Familiarize yourself with program requirements. You want to learn as much as possible from the information available to you before you reach out to a faculty member. Be sure to visit the graduate degree program listing and program-specific websites.
- Check whether the program requires you to seek commitment from a supervisor prior to submitting an application. For some programs this is an essential step while others match successful applicants with faculty members within the first year of study. This is either indicated in the program profile under "Admission Information & Requirements" - "Prepare Application" - "Supervision" or on the program website.
Focus your search
- Identify specific faculty members who are conducting research in your specific area of interest.
- Establish that your research interests align with the faculty member’s research interests.
- Read up on the faculty members in the program and the research being conducted in the department.
- Familiarize yourself with their work, read their recent publications and past theses/dissertations that they supervised. Be certain that their research is indeed what you are hoping to study.
Make a good impression
- Compose an error-free and grammatically correct email addressed to your specifically targeted faculty member, and remember to use their correct titles.
- Do not send non-specific, mass emails to everyone in the department hoping for a match.
- Address the faculty members by name. Your contact should be genuine rather than generic.
- Include a brief outline of your academic background, why you are interested in working with the faculty member, and what experience you could bring to the department. The supervision enquiry form guides you with targeted questions. Ensure to craft compelling answers to these questions.
- Highlight your achievements and why you are a top student. Faculty members receive dozens of requests from prospective students and you may have less than 30 seconds to pique someone’s interest.
- Demonstrate that you are familiar with their research:
- Convey the specific ways you are a good fit for the program.
- Convey the specific ways the program/lab/faculty member is a good fit for the research you are interested in/already conducting.
- Be enthusiastic, but don’t overdo it.
Attend an information session
G+PS regularly provides virtual sessions that focus on admission requirements and procedures and tips how to improve your application.
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Current Sexual Health Reports,
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The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 17 (2), 257--272
- Assessing Paraphilic Interests Among Women Who Sexually Offend (2019)
Current Psychiatry Reports, 21 (12)
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Biological Psychology, 145, 159--166
- Effects of Individual Difference Variables, Gender, and Exclusivity of Sexual Attraction on Volunteer Bias in Sexuality Research (2019)
Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48 (8), 2403--2417
- Exploring Comfort Levels and the Role of Compensation in Sexual Psychophysiology Study Participation (2019)
Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48 (8), 2389--2402
- Laser Doppler Imaging as a Measure of Female Sexual Arousal: Further Validation and Methodological Considerations (2019)
Biological Psychology, 148, 107741
- Sexuality and personality correlates of willingness to participate in sex research (2019)
The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 28 (1), 26--37
- Effects of Genital Response Measurement Device and Stimulus Characteristics on Sexual Concordance in Women (2017)
The Journal of Sex Research, 54 (9), 1197--1208
- The effects of sex drive and paraphilic interests on paraphilic behaviours in a nonclinical sample of men and women (2017)
The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 26 (2), 97--111
- Effects of Gender and Sexual Activity Cues on the Sexual Responses of Women with Multidimensionally Defined Bisexuality (2015)
Journal of Bisexuality, 15 (2), 154--179
- Gender-Specificity of Genital Response and Self-Reported Sexual Arousal in Women Endorsing Facets of Bisexuality (2015)
Journal of Bisexuality, 15 (2), 180--203
- Straight but Not Narrow; Within-Gender Variation in the Gender-Specificity of Women’s Sexual Response (2015)
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