There are over 600 students performing research for their Master’s and Doctoral degrees at UHN. These students undergo research projects supervised by UHN Scientists and are affiliated with academic institutions which administer their degree programs.
Most UHN graduate students are in programs at the University of Toronto (U of T), as the majority of UHN Principal Investigators (PIs) are affiliated with U of T. UHN PIs and graduate students are also affiliated with other Ontario universities such as Toronto Metropolitan University, York University and the University of Waterloo. Graduate students from international institutions can also perform research at UHN for their degrees through scholarships, internships, and partnerships.
Individuals interested in pursuing their graduate research at UHN will need to identify a supervisor and apply to a graduate program at a degree-granting institution. There are two main approaches through which prospective graduate students find positions at UHN.
1) Identify a UHN Supervisor. Prospective students can explore the list of UHN Scientists to identify supervisors of interest. Scientists can be searched by research institute, research area, or by name. Students are encouraged to contact scientists directly to inquire about graduate student positions. Once a prospective student has found a UHN scientist to supervise them, they are required to apply to the university graduate department the scientist is affiliated with.
2) Identify a Graduate Program. Prospective students can identify university graduate departments of interest and explore the affiliated graduate faculty. Each department has different requirements, applications, deadlines, and guidelines for finding supervisors.
Some of the most common graduate programs that UHN graduate students are affiliated with at U of are: Department of Immunology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Psychology, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Medical Sciences, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, Medical Biophysics, and Rehabilitation Sciences Institute.