• #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

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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

McMaster Joining National Science Festival

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

PHOTO CREDIT - Kira Koop Volunteers are needed to help take science out of the lab and into downtown Hamilton the first Saturday in May. McMaster is... Read more

Scholarships Benefit Students and Faculty

Monday, 27 January 2020

(Clockwise from top left): Veronica Wu, Griffin LaChapelle, Angela Liang, and Luxiga Thanabalachandran have been awarded Reactive Intermediates Student Exchange scholarships. A quartet of Chemistry &... Read more

New York Times Columnist To Be Inaugural Journalist In Residence

Thursday, 23 January 2020

New York Times columnist and bestselling author Gretchen Reynolds will serve as the Faculty of Science's first journalist in residence during the fall 2020 semester. The... Read more

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug'n Drive is the keynote speaker for the McMaster Centre for Climate Change's spring 2020 public lecture on Thursday... Read more

Call For Proposals - Fellowship And Grants

Monday, 20 January 2020

The MacPherson Institute has opened a call for proposals for three teaching and learning funding opportunities: Leadership in Teaching & Learning Fellowship: Anyone in an educational... Read more

Grad Days A Confidence And Morale Booster

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Graduate Day organizers (from left) Lauren Smail, Michael Galang, Matthew Berry, Christie MacLeod, and Portia Kalun By Ryan Trepanier, Graduate Support OfficerThe reality of studying at... Read more

The Stars Of Astrobiology Lecture

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Four young scientists in the Astrobiology program run by McMaster's Origins Institute will showcase their research at a public lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at... Read more

Dean On A Faculty-wide Research Roadshow

Monday, 13 January 2020

Paul Ayers (centre), Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Chemistry, invited Dean Maureen MacDonald to join a lab meeting with his graduate and undergraduate students earlier... Read more

New Funding For International Research

Friday, 10 January 2020

The Faculty of Science has launched a new initiative to support researchers who collaborate with international partners to address global challenges.The Global Science Initiative will... Read more

iSci Students Conquer In The Capital

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Third-year Integrated Science students Frances Lorenz, Alun Stokes, Geetha Jeyapragasan and Katarina Sacka (from left to right) beat out 88 teams of engineering students from... Read more

Top Newsmakers Share Media Relations Advice

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Nicole Proudfoot (pictured above), Jennifer Heisz and Maikel Rheinstadter were among the Faculty of Science's top newsmakers in 2019, with their research generating extensive national... Read more

The Hamilton Spectator published Dean Maureen MacDonald's TEDxMcMasterU Talk

Monday, 6 January 2020

The Hamilton Spectator published an edited version of Dean Maureen MacDonald's TEDxMcMasterU talk from last December at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre. Maureen offered... Read more

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