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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.


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.

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

Message to Students Regarding Winter 2021 In-person Courses

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Dear Students, Everyone in our Faculty of Science remains committed to keeping you safe and healthy while giving you the best possible academic experience during the... Read more

Dean's Message for Graduating Students

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

More than 200 students will join the ranks of nearly 35,000 Faculty of Science alumni later this month.The University is conferring 30 PhD, 74 Master's... Read more

10 Simple Rules for Building an Antiracist Lab Event

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Ways of moving beyond statements of solidarity to antiracist actions will be the focus on a free online event with the authors of Ten Simple Rules... Read more

National Honours for Karen Kidd

Monday, 2 November 2020

Karen Kidd's outstanding achievements in aquatic science research and excellence in personnel training have been recognized with the Society of Canadian Limnologists' highest honour. Karen is the 2021... Read more

President's Award for Juliet Daniel and Leila Springer

Sunday, 1 November 2020

A commitment to reducing the stigma surrounding breast cancer in racialized communities has earned Juliet Daniel and Leila Springer this year's McMaster President's Award for... Read more

Log on for Free LIVELab Jazz Concerts this Month

Friday, 30 October 2020

Award-winning jazz artists are taking centre stage this month in free virtual concerts presented by the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind. JUNO award-winning artist... Read more

Canada Foundation for Innovation Funding for Two New Faculty Members

Friday, 30 October 2020

Dylan Kobsar and Baraa Al-Khazraji are among the 10 McMaster researchers to receive $3.4 million in infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Dylan and Baraa joined the Department of... Read more

Magic of Molecules show Moves Online

Thursday, 29 October 2020

The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology delivered a spooktacular Magic of Molecules Show remotely to a record number of students.More than 2,300 students in... Read more

Welcoming New Staff Members

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Along with the hiring of 16 faculty members, staff are being recruited for key roles in the Faculty of Science. Sarah Robinson is taking over... Read more

Faculty of Science Newsmakers

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

COVID-19's silver lining? Creating a caregiver-friendly work culture. In a Conversation Canada op-ed, Allison Williams, a professor with the School of Earth, Environment & Society and the CIHR... Read more

Nov. 16 Deadline for Research Infrastructure Renewal Program

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Faculty members have until Nov. 16 to apply for special funding from the Faculty of Science's Research Infrastructure Renewal Program. The program supports the replacement... Read more

Have Remote Technology and Hardware Needs For the Winter Term?

Monday, 26 October 2020

Faculty members with hardware needs for the Winter 2021 term are asked to complete an online form from the Science IT team. The Faculty of Science... Read more

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