McMaster University

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.

One of only four Canadian Universities consistently ranked in the world's top 100, 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.

A one-hour drive from Toronto and a one-hour flight from major American hubs New York City, Washington DC and Chicago, our campus is located in the heart of one of the most vibrant and multicultural regions of North America.

The McMaster community includes 31,533 undergraduate students and 4,917 graduate students, 1,050 full-time instructional faculty members (excluding clinical educators) and 200,000 alumni, represent over 140 countries.

Ground-breaking teaching and learning

In addition to McMaster's renowned Faculty of Health Sciences, 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. 

Our Research Strength

Home to some of the best minds and laboratories in the country, with research output rivalling universities more than twice its size, McMaster has a well deserved reputation as a hotbed of discovery and innovation and is consistently tanked 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.

Thinking Globally

McMaster is a university with Impact, focused on advancing human and societal health and well-being – in our community and around the world. We recognize our responsibility to work together to address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to create a healthier and brighter world that leaves no one behind. As the only Canadian host site of a United Nations University (The Institute for Water, Environment and Health-UNU-INWEH) we are committed to engaging in issues that affect not only Canada, but the world. With students and faculty from well over 90 countries worldwide and many active international exchange agreements in place, we celebrate diversity and welcome international perspectives.