• #BrighterWorld

    McMaster University’s Faculty of Science works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, groundbreaking results and lasting change.

  • Undergraduate Studies

    Undergraduate Studies

    Experience an education that represents far more than a collection of facts, concepts and answers. Our award-winning professors and researchers value innovative teaching, a lifelong passion for learning, and working at the frontiers of knowledge.

  • Graduate Studies

    Graduate Studies

    The Faculty of Science offers 32 graduate degrees across 7 Departments and Schools; we also offer 5 interdisciplinary programs and specializations. Our diverse graduate programs and cutting-edge research makes the Faculty an excellent place to pursue a degree of your choice.

  • Research


    Committed to training the next generation of researchers, we involve students in the research process at the earliest stages of their university experience. Our students have unparalleled opportunities to conduct research, work with external partners, and broaden their understanding of science and its impact.

  • Community


    The Faculty of Science hosts a number of facilities and programs for the community to better understand the practice of science, the results that research uncovers, and the world around us.


McMaster University will continue to host undergraduate academic activities remotely for the Spring/Summer/Intersession term with only a few exceptions for courses that need student access to specialized equipment.

Departments & Schools

Departments & Schools

Our teaching and research activities run the spectrum from the life sciences to computational sciences.



Find Researcher Information, Current Research Initiatives and Faculty Research Chair information

Centres & Institutes

Centres & Institutes

Explore the many research-based centres and institutes that encourage the integrated, multi-disciplinary work for which McMaster is famous.

mcmaster campus

Faculty of Science Strategic Plan

Faculty of Science Strategic Plan

Learn more about our strategic planning process and how to get involved.

Latest News

New Lab Stores 0pens its doors to Researchers

Monday, 15 March 2021

The fast pace of research demands reliable access to essential lab supplies, small equipment and general, high-volume chemicals. To meet the needs of researchers, a... Read more

Major Federal Investment in Nuclear Reactor

Saturday, 13 March 2021

The Canada Foundation for Innovation has awarded $14.25 million to a national project led by Bruce Gaulin with the Department of Physics & Astronomy. The Building... Read more

Four Graduate Student Recognition Award Winners in the Faculty of Science

Friday, 12 March 2021

Three Faculty of Science graduate students and the Chair of the Biology Department have received university-wide recognition awards. The annual Graduate Student Recognition Awards, administered by... Read more

Watch and Share the Faculty of Science's EDI Webinars

Thursday, 11 March 2021

A recording of the March 2 Safe Fieldwork Strategies webinar is now available online. The strategies for students, supervisors and institutions were presented by Cornell... Read more

Zooming in on Lab Work for Students

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Jennifer Williams is a Ph.D. candidate in the Vascular Dynamics Lab with the Department of Kinesiology. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jennifer switched from her previous... Read more

Student Receives Bank of Canada Scholarship

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Katrina Talavera has been awarded a Master's Scholarship Award for Women in Economics and Finance from the Bank of Canada. The Mathematics & Statistics student will... Read more

Science Student Turns Cardiac Cycle Into a Parody Song

Monday, 8 March 2021

Science Students Have (Musical) Talent: There are some songs that get stuck in your head. That's what second-year student Leila Somani-Davis was hoping for as prepared... Read more

Making Science Accessible for Everyone on Social Media

Monday, 8 March 2021

A team of Faculty of Science students and recent graduates aims to be a trusted source for easily understood science information on social media.Former McMaster... Read more

Students Showcase Scientists on Their Radio Show

Friday, 5 March 2021

Kian Yousefi Kousha is a third-year Neuroscience student who co-hosts the SciSection radio show with Sherry Chen every Wednesday at 6 p.m. on CHFMU 93.3... Read more

Picture a Scientist Special Screening

Thursday, 25 February 2021

The Gender Equity in Chemical Sciences (GEICS), Promoting Inclusion in Physics and Astronomy (PIPA) and McMaster Women in Math (MWM) groups are hosting a screening... Read more

Updates to Spring/Summer 2021 Science Courses

Friday, 12 February 2021

Due to the on-going COVID-19 outbreak, McMaster will continue to offer Spring/Summer and Intersession classes virtually. The Faculty of Science courses that will have some on-campus... Read more

Connecting Students With Overlooked Scientists

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Physics & Astronomy professor Laura Parker introduced student Sarissya Puvanenthirakanthan to a history-making Nobel Laureate.It was an introduction that left an impression on Sarissya. The third-year... Read more

McMaster University | Faculty of Science