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    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.

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.

Science: By the Numbers

Science: By the Numbers

The statistics and figures behind our Faculty

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Faculty of Science Strategic Plan

Faculty of Science Strategic Plan

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

Latest News

Recognize Exceptional Staff In The Faculty Of Science

Monday, 23 December 2019

Nominate staff who went above and beyond in 2019 for a President's Award for Outstanding Service. The annual awards are for non-teaching members who are full... Read more

National Recognition For McMaster Researchers

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

McMaster is Canada's most research-intensive university for the third consecutive year, according to Research Infosource.With a total sponsored research income of $396.1 million, McMaster is... Read more

Meet Three Next Generation Researchers

Monday, 16 December 2019

Megh Rathod, Emily Wuerch and Hope Freeman are among the 500 students in the Faculty of Science who annually choose to complete an undergraduate thesis research project... Read more

Carolyn Elyes Honoured For Supporting Grad Students

Friday, 13 December 2019

Interdisciplinary Science professor Carolyn Eyles is the 2019 recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision for the Faculty of Science.  Biology professor Juliet Daniel and Physics... Read more

Introducing New Faculty Member Alex Peace

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Introducing new faculty member Alex Peace, an assistant professor with our school of Geography & Earth Science. Alex joined us in 2019. "I have always been... Read more

Welcoming The World To The Faculty Of Science

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Daria Aleksandrova 3rd year student in Medical Radiation Sciences, Radiography stream. "I was born and raised in Ufa, which has an amazing Bashkirian culture. Ufa is one... Read more

Spotlight On Science Ambassador Katie Moisse

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

"I launched Science Stories to highlight the important work of science journalists and storytellers. It's challenging to both describe science in terms anyone can understand... Read more

Science Exposed Contest

Monday, 9 December 2019

Faculty and students are invited to submit scientific research images to NSERC's annual Science Exposed contest. NSERC, in collaboration with Acfas, runs the contest to help Canadians... Read more

Faculty Of Science In News

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Jennifer Heisz (Kinesiology) was interviewed in the New York Times for a story on how intense exercise can improve memory performance in seniors. The Globe and Mail,  Associated Press... Read more

Allison Sekuler Named One Of Canada's Top 100

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Congratulations to Allison Sekuler on receiving a Women's Executive Network 2019 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in the Manulife Science and Technology category. The annual award... Read more

Global Recognition For Faculty Of Science Researcher

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Stuart Phillips (Kinesiology)  is among 14 McMaster faculty included on Clarivate Analytics' 2019 list of the world's most cited researchers. The list recognizes science and social science... Read more

Singing The Praises Of PNB Grad Student And Staff

Monday, 2 December 2019

The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour earned high marks from staff and graduate students in the Faculty of Science engagement survey carried out earlier this year... Read more

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