• #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

Latest News

Remembering Jules Carbotte

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Jules Carbotte, Professor Emeritus, Physics & Astronomy. Over his 55-year career, Carbotte worked broadly in the field... Read more

Inaugural Science Research Chairs Announced

Friday, 22 February 2019

The Faculty is pleased to recognize three outstanding faculty members, who have been chosen as Science's inaugural Science Research Chairs. Congratulations to: • Michael Brook (Chemistry... Read more

Three Physics & Astronomy students Win Prizes at CCUWIP Conference

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Congratulations to the three Physics & Astronomy students who won presentation awards at the Canadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CCUWIP), held in January... Read more

Remembering Walter Craig

Monday, 21 January 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Walter Craig, Professor, Mathematics & Statistics, one of Canada’s most accomplished and distinguished mathematicians... Read more

Two McMaster mathematics professors are among the very first Fellows of the Canadian Mathematical Society

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The Faculty congratulates Lia Bronsard and Miroslav Lovric, Mathematics & Statistics, who were among 49 Canadians named to the Canadian Mathematics Society’s Inaugural Class of... Read more

Experiential learning courses help students apply knowledge and gain experience

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Students in the Life Science program are finding that experiential education courses helps them find career and academic paths to follow. The courses offered by... Read more

Kinesiology wins big at CSEP annual meeting

Monday, 5 November 2018

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) recognized four people from Kinesiology at their annual meeting held in Niagara Falls from October 31 to November... Read more

McMaster Again One of Canada’s Best Universities in Recently Released Rankings

Thursday, 25 October 2018

It has been a great fall for McMaster. For the second consecutive year, the University has been named Canada’s most research-intensive university in the annual... Read more

Science Congratulates Our Three Vanier Scholars

Friday, 12 October 2018

The Faculty of Science celebrates our three new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients: Carmen Lee, Oliver Wearing and Scott Laengert. They have been awarded the... Read more

Recreating Clusters of Stars with Computer Simulations

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Researchers have unlocked the way clusters of stars came into being. Corey Howard, Ralph Pudritz and William Harris, Physics & Astronmy, have shown that these... Read more

Remembering Former Dean Robert McNutt

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert (Bob) McNutt, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography & Earth Sciences. Dr. McNutt... Read more

Science Co-op Student of the Year Winners Recognized

Friday, 15 June 2018

The Science Career and Cooperative Education (SCCE) office proudly announces the winners of the 2017 Science Co-op Student of the Year Awards. Top awards were presented... Read more

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