• #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.

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

Latest News

Experiential learning courses help students apply knowledge and gain experience

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Students in the Life Science program are finding that experiential education courses helps them find career and academic paths to follow. The courses offered by... Read more

Kinesiology wins big at CSEP annual meeting

Monday, 5 November 2018

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) recognized four people from Kinesiology at their annual meeting held in Niagara Falls from October 31 to November... Read more

McMaster Again One of Canada’s Best Universities in Recently Released Rankings

Thursday, 25 October 2018

It has been a great fall for McMaster. For the second consecutive year, the University has been named Canada’s most research-intensive university in the annual... Read more

Science Congratulates Our Three Vanier Scholars

Friday, 12 October 2018

The Faculty of Science celebrates our three new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients: Carmen Lee, Oliver Wearing and Scott Laengert. They have been awarded the... Read more

Recreating Clusters of Stars with Computer Simulations

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Researchers have unlocked the way clusters of stars came into being. Corey Howard, Ralph Pudritz and William Harris, Physics & Astronmy, have shown that these... Read more

Remembering Former Dean Robert McNutt

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert (Bob) McNutt, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography & Earth Sciences. Dr. McNutt... Read more

Science Co-op Student of the Year Winners Recognized

Friday, 15 June 2018

The Science Career and Cooperative Education (SCCE) office proudly announces the winners of the 2017 Science Co-op Student of the Year Awards. Top awards were presented... Read more

Faculty’s Newest CRC, José Moran-Mirabal

Thursday, 3 May 2018

The Faculty of Science congratulates its newest Canada Research Chair, José Moran-Mirabal, Chemistry & Chemical Biology. Moran-Mirabal was recently awarded Tier 2 Canada Research Chair... Read more

PNB PhD Student Wins Provincial 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The Faculty of Science applauds Matthew Berry, graduate student in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, for winning top prize in the Ontario 3 Minute Thesis Competition... Read more

Faculty of Science celebrates career milestones of Philip White

Saturday, 14 April 2018

The Faculty of Science celebrates the career contributions of Philip White, Kinesiology, who gave his final two lectures on April 5, 2018. We recognize for... Read more

Welcome to McMaster’s Canada 150 Research Chair

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The Faculty is pleased to welcome Jonathan Pruitt, McMaster’s Canada 150 Research Chair in Biological Dystopias. Pruitt, an internationally recognized evolutionary ecologist, will be joining... Read more

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professor Recognized For His Contribution to Macromolecular Science

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Alex Adronov, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, is this year’s winner of the Chemical Institute of Canada’s Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award. The award is presented... Read more

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