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McMaster University

4.6 out of 5 (14 ratings / 6 reviews) Hamilton, Canada
At McMaster university we inspire critical thinking, personal growth and a passion for lifelong learning. We serve the social, cultural and economic needs of our community and our society.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Education & Training (2)

About

History

Founded in 1887 in Toronto through a bequest from the estate of Senator William McMaster, a member of the first senate after Confederation and founding president of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Maroon and grey were adopted as the official colours in 1912. We relocated from Toronto to Hamilton in 1930.

Education

One of only four Canadian universities consistently ranked among the top 100 in the world by the major global ranking systems.  We are the named Canada's most research-intensive, medical-doctoral university by Research Infosource in 2017 and 2018. The McMaster Model, a problem-based, student-centred approach to learning, has been adopted worldwide.

Research

The Research Office for Administration, Development and Support (ROADS) helps researchers access funding from external granting agencies. ROADS supports McMaster’s research community through the funding application process and helps bring awarded projects into operation.

Research and High Performance Computing Support (RHPCS) provides support for all matters related to the use of computers and digital infrastructure in research including applications for funding, design, procurement and administration of IT systems and application development. RHPCS staff can also assist researchers with programming, data visualization, creating research data management plans, and implementing backup solutions. 

Career

Do you want to work within a culture of innovation, courage and collaboration, lead by challenging what is and embracing what could be? The Faculty of Health Sciences offers this and more. We seek outstanding applicants for a variety of positions at various levels across the Faculty.

McMaster University is committed to the pursuit of lifelong learning and to the professional growth and development of its Faculty and Staff. A variety of programs are available not only to assist you in your current role but to help you realize your career dreams and aspirations at the University. 

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
77 1
2018
78 35
2017
113
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
86 -20
2017
66 17
2016
83
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
146 -6
2018
140 9
2017
149
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
130 -2
2017
128
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Student Success Centre engages students and alumni in diverse learning opportunities to support their academic, personal and professional growth.

Housing services

Every Marauder deserves a great place to call home. Housing & Conference Services serves our McMaster University students and supports on and off-campus student success through inclusion, community engagement, and activities that promote personal growth, health and wellbeing. Through continual improvements to the student living experience, we are helping to shape a Brighter World.

Library services

McMaster's four libraries provide books and journals in the humanities and social sciences (Mills), science and engineering (Thode), business (Innis), and medicine (Health Sciences Library).  Online resources - and print - are available from our Catalogue and Databases.  

Student Life

Campus life

McMaster's main campus, located in the Westdale neighbourhood of Hamilton, Ontario, is comprised of 300 acres of scenic property at the western end of Lake Ontario, between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

Sports facilities

The Department of Athletics & Recreation serves our McMaster University and greater Hamilton communities, offering programs and services, facilities and expertise to support the cultivation of the human potential and wellness in each of us - and we aim to be the best at what we do. We recognize the value in offering active invitations, not just open doors, and are committed to leading and learning alongside our community members to build a strong and inclusive community over time.

Student clubs

Similar to a high school student council, the MSU (or McMaster Students Union Inc.) is the representative/governing body for all full-time undergraduate students at McMaster. It supports and administers more than 250 cultural, academic and social issues clubs on campus. It also operates one of our campus pubs 1280, the Union Market convenience store, and a number of other services. As a full-time student, you automatically become a member of the MSU. 

Student Reviews

McMaster Alumni
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

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McMaster U. Biochemistry - The POV of a Third Year
Albert Stancescu rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved the opportunity to explore the workforce through the integrated Co-op program. The curriculum was highly focused on research and provided an emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving. Certain courses required a lot of memorization work, but it really prepares you for working with your intuition. The program itself can be improved by expanding the number of...

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