Mac Established: 1887

McMaster University

1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada

A comprehensive university offering programs across its Faculties of Business, Engineering, Health Science, Humanities, Science, and Social Science. The University has alumni in 137 countries.

  • 30,000+
    Total Students
  • 15%
    International Students
  • CAD 11,943
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • CAD 7,480
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 24.7
    Students Per Staff

University Rankings

  • Times World University (THE)
    78
  • QS World Univesity
    146

Overview

McMaster University, one of four Canadian universities listed among the Top 100 universities in the world, is renowned for its innovation in both learning and discovery. Since 1887, McMaster University has been dedicated to the cultivation of human potential, a commitment we demonstrate everyday through our ground-breaking approaches to teaching and learning and our world-class, interdisciplinary research.

McMaster has a proud tradition of academic and research excellence, evidenced by the achievements of our best and brightest whose ranks include three Nobel Prize winners, global business leaders, technological innovators, prominent politicians, public intellectuals, philanthropists and performers.

In addition to McMaster’s renowned medical school, our professional schools in the Faculties of Engineering and Business are complimented by our commitment to teaching and research in the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Science. McMaster has a well-deserved reputation as a hotbed of discovery and innovation and is consistently ranked among Canada’s top research intensive universities.

From combating disease to informing public policy, reducing environmental pollutants and manufacturing the next smart car, McMaster students and researchers are working collaboratively, across disciplines to address the most urgent needs in our society, improving quality of life, productivity and developing opportunities for communities across Canada and the world.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 86% Students
  • Masters degree
  • 14% Students
  • CAD 21,150 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at McMaster University

Bachelor's

Health Sciences

  • Anesthesia
  • Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
  • Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization
  • Education Program in Anatomy
  • Family Medicine
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)
  • Midwifery Education
  • Nursing
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
  • Physician Assistant Education
  • Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
  • Radiology
  • School of Nursing
  • Surgery
  • Undergraduate Medical Program

Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computing and Software
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Engineering and Management
  • Engineering and Society
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Nuclear Engineering and Energy Systems

Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry & Chemical Biology
  • Integrated Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Medical Physics and Applied Radiation
  • Medical Radiation Sciences
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
  • School of Geography & Earth Sciences
  • School of Interdisciplinary Science

DeGroote School of Business

  • Commerce
  • Finance
  • Finance and Business Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management

Humanities

  • Art History
  • Classics
  • Cognitive Science of Language
  • Communication Studies
  • English & Cultural Studies
  • French
  • History
  • Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law
  • Linguistics
  • Multimedia
  • Music
  • Peace Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre & Film Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • Arts & Science
  • Integrated Business and Humanities
  • Specialized Minor in Commerce

Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Health, Aging and Society
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Labour Studies
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology

Master's

  • Advanced Neonatal Nursing - G.Dip.
  • Anthropology - M.A., Ph.D.
  • Astrobiology (Collaborative Program) - M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences - M.Sc., Ph.D., MD/Ph.D.
  • Biology - M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization - M.B.D.C.
  • Biomedical Engineering - M.A.Sc., Ph.D., MD/Ph.D.
  • Business Administration - MBA
  • Business Administration - Ph.D.
  • Business Administration (EMBA) - EMBA
  • Chemical Biology - M.Sc., Ph.D., MD/Ph.D.
  • Chemical Engineering - M.A.Sc.Ph.D.
  • Chemistry - M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care - M.Sc.
  • Civil Engineering - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.
  • Classics - M.A., Ph.D.
  • Clinical Behavioural Sciences - G.Dip.
  • Clinical Epidemiology - G.Dip.
  • Cognitive Science of Language - M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Communication and New Media - M.A.
  • Communications Management - M.C.M.
  • Computational Science and Engineering - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Computer Science - M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Computing and Software - M.Eng.
  • Cultural Studies and Critical Theory - M.A.
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences - M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Economic Policy - M.A.
  • Economics - M.A., Ph.D.
  • eHealth - M.Sc.
  • Electrical and Biomedical Engineering - M.Eng.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.
  • Engineering and Public Policy - M.E.P.P.
  • Engineering Design - M.Eng.Design
  • Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation - M.E.E.I.
  • Engineering Physics - M.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D.
  • English - M.A.Ph.D.
  • Finance - M.Fin.
  • Financial Mathematics - MFM
  • French - M.A., Ph.D.
  • Gender Studies and Feminist Research - G.Dip., M.A.
  • Geography - M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Global Health - M.Sc.
  • Globalization - M.A.
  • Health and Aging - M.A.
  • Health and Radiation Physics - M.Sc.
  • Health Management - M.H.M.
  • Health Policy - Ph.D.
  • Health Research Methodology - M.Sc., Ph.D., MD/Ph.D.
  • Health Science Education - M.Sc.
  • Health Studies - Ph.D.
  • History - M.A., Ph.D.
  • International Relations - M.A.
  • Kinesiology - M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Manufacturing Engineering - M.Eng. Manufacturing
  • Materials Engineering - M.A.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Materials Science - M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Mathematics - M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • MD/Ph.D. - MD/Ph.D.
  • Mechanical Engineering - M.A.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Medical Sciences - M.Sc., Ph.D., MD/Ph.D.
  • Neuroscience - M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Nuclear Technology - G.Dip.
  • Nursing - M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Occupational Therapy - M.Sc. (O.T.)
  • Philosophy - M.A., Ph.D.
  • Physics and Astronomy - M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Physiotherapy - M.Sc. (P.T.)
  • Political Science - M.A., Ph.D.
  • Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner - G.Dip.
  • Professional Accountancy - G.Dip.
  • Psychology - M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Public Health - M.P.H.
  • Radiation Sciences (Medical Physics/Radiation Biology) - M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Rehabilitation Science - M.Sc., Ph.D., MD/Ph.D.
  • Religious Studies - M.A., Ph.D.
  • Social Gerontology - Ph.D.
  • Social Work - G.Dip., M.S.W., Ph.D.
  • Sociology - M.A.Ph.D.
  • Software Engineering - M.A.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Speech Language Pathology - M.Sc.
  • Statistics - M.Sc.
  • Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation - M.T.E.I.
  • UNENE Nuclear Engineering - G.Dip., M.Eng.
  • Water Without Borders - G.Dip.
  • Work and Society - M.A., Ph.D.

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 86

Academic Life

  • 52 : 48
    Female male ratio
  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • over 5,000
    Employees
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
    Entity
  • Religious affiliation
    None

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