• #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.


All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online this fall. A limited number of students in their second, third and fourth years will return to campus for part of the semester.

Latest News

Join The Conversation About McMaster's Future

Friday, 2 October 2020

Faculty members and staff are invited to help build McMaster's next strategic plan and define a long-term vision for the university. "McMaster is built on a... Read more

Pro Tips For Successfully Staging Events Online

Friday, 2 October 2020

Cancelling the 8th annual McMaster Conference on Education & Cognition when the pandemic hit would've been the easy call to make. But the EdCog planning committee... Read more

Give Feedback On Remote Teaching and Learning

Friday, 2 October 2020

The pandemic has dramatically changed approaches to delivering and receiving post-secondary education. To gain a better understanding of what's working and what can be enhanced moving... Read more

A Special TA Welcome To First-year Kin Students

Friday, 2 October 2020

Teaching assistants in the Department of Kinesiology did a star turn in front of the camera to personally welcome the Class of 2024. "We always say... Read more

Cooking Up A Biology Lesson With Chef Rosa

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Assistant Professor Rosa da Silva with the Department of Biology welcomed more than 300 first-year students into her kitchen to learn the science of breadmaking. Rosa's... Read more

Researcher's Scientific Contributions Recognized

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Dr. Frank Graham has been recognized by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) for the scientific impact of the HEK 293 cell line he... Read more

McMaster Science Graduate Students Association President Rhea Desai

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Rhea Desai is a first-year Ph.D student in the Department of Biology.  Her research is in the field of radiation biology and focuses specifically on low-dose... Read more

Take 5 - Advice For First-Year Students

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Rather than deliver a lecture to first-year students, Dean Maureen MacDonald shared the digital stage with five colleagues who are recognized for their excellence in teaching. The recording... Read more

Students Help Their Department Move Online

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

When the pandemic cost them their co-op placements, Physics students Evan Vienneau and Darren Tran were recruited to help their department prepare for online teaching... Read more

Investing In New Faculty & Postdoctoral Fellows

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Two first-of-their-kind programs are back to support 28 new faculty members and postdoctoral fellows in the Faculty of Science. The Faculty of Science was the first... Read more

Inspiring McMaster Educator Receive Recognition For Outstanding Teaching

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Congratulations to Krista Madsen and the BioBlend Team on receiving the McMaster University President's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning. Krista is an Assistant... Read more

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