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-renowned 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 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.