McMaster University Menu Search
McMaster University Faculty of Science
McMaster University

Faculty of Science

Helpful Links

image of a sun dial outside of the Burke Science Building entrance at McMaster

Graduate Programs

Biology

Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Bioinformatics & Functional Genomics, Ecology & Evolution, Environmental Physiology, Genetics & Molecular Biology, Cell & Developmental Biology, Microbiology & Plant Biology

Chemistry

Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Analytic & Environmental, Chemical Biology & Biological, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical & Theoretical

Geography and Earth Sciences

Degrees offered:
Earth & Environmental Sciences: M.Sc., Ph.D.
Geography: M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Earth Surface Processes, Environment & Health, Geochemistry, Hydrologic Sciences, Social Geography, Spatial Analysis

Kinesiology

Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Biomechanics, Exercise Rehabilitation, Health & Exercise Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Motor Control & Learning, Socio-Cultural

Mathematics and Statistics

Degrees offered:
Statistics: M.Sc.
Mathematics: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Algebra, Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics, Geometry & Topology, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Logic, Probability & Statistics

Physics and Astronomy

Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Astrophysics, Elementary Particle Physics, Laser Physics, Quantum Optics & Ultracold Atoms, Quantum Condensed Matter Physics, Soft Condensed Matter & Biophysics, Medical Physics

Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour

Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Animal Behaviour, Cognition/Perception, Developmental Psychology, Evolution & Social Behaviour, Systems & Behavioural Neuroscience


Interdisciplinary Programs

Chemical Biology

Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Imaging, Infection, Interfaces

Computational Science and Engineering

Degrees offered: M.A.Sc., M.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Computational Physical Sciences, Computational Optimization, Design & Control, Computational Biosciences

MiNDs

Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience, Clinical & Health Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Systems & Behavioural Neuroscience, Neurotech

Radiation Sciences

Degrees offered:
Health and Radiation Physics: M.Sc.
Radiation Sciences (Medical Physics or Radiation Biology): M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Elemental Analysis, Detector Development, Radiation Biology/Radiation Ecology, Imaging, Biophotonics, Radiation Therapy


Professional Programs

Financial Mathematics (Phimac)


Specializations

Astrobiology

Degrees offered: M.Sc., Ph.D.

Research Areas: Origins of: Space-time, Structure in the cosmos, Elements, Life, Species & Biodiversity, Consciousness

Welcome from the Associate Chair (Graduate Studies)

Graduate Studies at McMaster University’s Faculty of Science offers unparalleled academic opportunities in a collaborative environment, whatever your field. McMaster is consistently ranked both domestically and internationally as one of the most research-intensive universities. We believe that diversity of thought, exploration and discovery are cornerstones of strong communities, and the way to find solutions to complex problems.

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. Our students are engaged in impactful scientific work ranging from studying new ways to screen for genetic diseases to leveraging exercise to improve mental health outcomes and much more.

In this rapidly changing world, a graduate science degree gives you the analytic tools to succeed in academia and the job market. Many of our programs include experiential education components that prepare our students for work in the lab, field and beyond. Our alumni who have gone on to pursue successful careers in sectors such as academia, business, non-profit, teaching and public service are a testament to the excellence of our programs. We pride ourselves on involvement in the community spirit of McMaster and the surrounding Hamilton community. We support our students by fostering an open, supportive environment, built by our students, faculty, student societies and colloquia offered. We encourage excellence in research and scientific communication, and support our students’ efforts by promoting their work in the wider academic world through publications, conferences and more.

With its world-renown faculty, the Faculty of Science seeks to drive scientific inquiry and provide leadership on the complex questions that face us all. I encourage you to explore our graduate programs in Science, and discover the amazing work our graduate students accomplish. It is our students who make us truly extraordinary and help create a brighter world.

Bhagwati Gupta
Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)
adeangss@mcmaster.ca

 

Bhagwati Gupta


Bhagwati Gupta completed his Ph.D. at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (India) and post-doctoral training at the California Institute of Technology (USA). Dr. Gupta joined McMaster in 2004 as a faculty in the Department of Biology. He is the recipient of various honours and awards including Human Frontier Science Foundation long-term fellow, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Biology, and Ontario Early Researcher Award. His work has been supported by funding agencies such as National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and National Institutes of Health (NIH) USA. As an Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science, Dr. Gupta is responsible for promoting graduate admission, research, and the allocation of scholarships to the Faculty. He chairs the Science Graduate Curriculum, Policy, Admissions and Study (GCPAS) Committee and serves on Graduate Council and its Executive Committee.

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.


Image of students chatting on Mcmaster Campus

Future Undergraduates

Image of Science students in a McMaster science laboratory

Current Undergraduates

Image of McMaster Science students in white lab coats engaged in front of a computer screen

Science Career and Cooperative Education

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Office of the Dean of Science
McMaster University
Burke Science Building (BSB), Room 102
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Business Hours:
8:30AM - 12:00PM + 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.22616
Fax:
(905) 546-9995
Student Inquiries:
science@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Office of the Dean of Science
McMaster University
Burke Science Building (BSB), Room 102
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Business Hours:
8:30AM - 12:00PM + 1:00PM - 4:30PM
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.22616
Fax:
(905) 546-9995
Student Inquiries:
science@mcmaster.ca