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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.



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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

New Home for Arthur, Phoebe, and Magnus

Monday, 24 January 2022

Construction will begin this fall on an $18 million research greenhouse that will be part of major renovations planned for the Life Science Building.The 977-square... Read more

Three Science Grads Honoured with Awards

Monday, 24 January 2022

Elise Desjardins, William Ho, Richard Black have received awards from the McMaster Alumni Association.William and Richard have been inducted into the Alumni Gallery while Elise has received a Community IMPACT Award.Elise is... Read more

Clean Sweep of MUFA Awards by Science Faculty

Monday, 24 January 2022

Judith Sheddon, Audrey Hicks and Anas Abdallah received the three awards presented this year by the McMaster University Faculty Association for outstanding service.Judith is a Professor and Associate Chair (Graduate) in... Read more

Trio Receives New Frontiers Research Grant

Monday, 24 January 2022

Two Assistant Professors who joined the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology last July are among the nine McMaster researchers who have received New Frontiers in... Read more

Three Faculty Awarded Research Chairs

Monday, 24 January 2022

David Earn, Altaf Arain and Marie Elliott have been awarded Faculty of Science Research Chairs after being nominated by their peers. Altaf, Director of the McMaster Centre for Climate Change and a... Read more

Faculty of Science 2021 Fall Term Update

Friday, 11 June 2021

We can’t wait to see you on campus in September. Your safety and well-being remains our #1 priority in the Faculty of Science and we’ll continue... Read more

7 Core Skills of Accessibility

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Date/TimeDate(s) - 12/05/20211:00 pm - 2:30 pmAttendees will learn how to apply the 7 Core Skills of Digital Accessibility to the McMaster ecosystem, including Microsoft... Read more

Eight Teaching Awards For The Faculty of Science

Monday, 12 April 2021

Meagan MacKenzie has capped off her first year with the Faculty of Science by receiving a teaching award from students.Meagan, an Assistant Professor with the... Read more

Showcase Extraordinary Teaching In Science

Friday, 9 April 2021

The Faculty of Science and the MacPherson Institute are looking to celebrate some of the extraordinary teaching and learning experiences that faculty, instructors, staff and students... Read more

Three Students Receive Co-op Awards

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Richa Alvares, Alyssa Burrows and Miranda Zary are the Faculty of Science's 2020 Co-op Students of the Year. The employer-nominated awards are presented annually by Science Career... Read more

Honorary Doctorate for Juliet Daniel

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Congratulations to Juliet Daniel on receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Science from The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. Juliet, who is serving as... Read more

Foundation Honours Distinguished University Professor

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Congratulations to Chemistry & Chemical Biology professor Mike Brook on receiving a D'Arcy McGee Beacon Fellowship from the Ireland Canada University Foundation. The fellowship connects Irish... Read more

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