• #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.

Letter from the Dean

Letter from the Dean

March 18th, 2020.

To Students, Faculty and Staff...

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.

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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

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

Faculty of Science Research Chair Call For Nominations

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Searching For Next Trio of Research ChairsThree faculty members will join Michael Brook, Allison Williams, Kari Dalnoki-Veress (top row) and Louis Schmidt, Gillian Goward and... Read more

President and Provost Meet With Advisory Board

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

McMaster President David Farrar was the opening act and John Brennan gave an encore performance for members of the Dean's External Advisory Board. John BrennanPresident Farrar led... Read more

Postdoc Making the Case for Research and Science

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Leanne Grieves is following Albert Einstein’s advice. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough,” said the Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist. Leanne's... Read more

Making Fieldwork Safer For At-risk Students

Monday, 8 February 2021

Learn practical strategies for making fieldwork safer for at-risk students during a March 2 webinar with Monique Pipkin and Amelia-Juliette Demery, Ph.D. candidates with Cornell... Read more

Faculty Featured On New UN Sustainability Website

Friday, 5 February 2021

Gita Ljubicic, Karen Kidd, Altaf Arain and Juliet Daniel are among the McMaster researchers showcased on a new website highlighting the university's commitment to the... Read more

Website Makeover For PACE and New Virtual Memberships

Friday, 5 February 2021

NEW LOOK FOR PACE: The McMaster Physical Activity Centre of Excellence has a new and easier-to-navigate website courtesy of the Office of the Associate Dean... Read more

Mark Your Calendars

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Thursday, May 20: Virtual faculty and staff retreat. More details soon. Thursday, June 17 at 10 a.m. Virtual Spring Convocation for the Faculty of Science Read more

Program Recruitment Fair Expands To Three Days

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

The Faculty of Science's annual honours-level recruitment fair goes virtual next month with two bonus days for students.The "What to Do in Level 2?" Program... Read more

Four Faculty Members Awarded Canada Research Chairs

Friday, 15 January 2021

FOUR FACULTY NAMED CANADA RESEARCH CHAIRSAlemu Gonsamo, Jennifer Heisz, Gita Ljubicic and Gabriel Xiao have been awarded Canada Research Chairs by the Government of Canada.“Congratulations... Read more

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