McMaster University

Hamilton, Canada
At McMaster, our purpose is the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge. In our teaching, research and scholarship, we are committed to creativity, innovation and excellence. We value integrity, quality and teamwork in everything we do. We inspire critical thinking, personal growth and a passion for learning. We serve the social, cultural and economic needs of our community and society.
  • #96 Ranking
  • 54 Masters
  • 29441 Students

About

  • 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.
  • Relocated from Toronto to Hamilton in 1930.
  • Celebrated our 125th anniversary in 2012.
Strengths
  • One of only four Canadian universities ranked among the top 100 in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities, August 2014, and Times Higher Education World University Rankings, fall 2013).
  • A medical-doctoral, research-intensive university dedicated to teaching, research and service.
  • The McMaster Model, a student-centered, problem-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning, has been adopted by universities around the world.
  • Sixth in the country in research intensity a measure of research income per full-time faculty member (Research Infosource, fall 2013).
  • Home to more than 50 research centres and institutes.
  • The only North American host site of a United Nations University, the Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).
  • More than 70 international exchange agreements.
  • World-class athletic facilities and 2011 Vanier Cup football champions.
Students
  • 22,367 full-time undergraduate students and 3,408 full-time graduate students (fall 2013).
  • 29,765: total student population, including part-time, interns/residents and Divinity College (fall 2013).
  • McMaster students hail from 88 countries.
  • Average entering grade is 86.8 per cent.
  • Students entering with an average of at least 90 per cent now comprise 30 per cent of the student population.
Alumni
  • 170,654 alumni in 138 countries.
  • 96.7 per cent of our graduates find careers within two years.
  • Our alumni collectively gave more than $8.3 million to McMaster in 2013.
  • Cabinet ministers, business leaders, scientists, university presidents, Hollywood actors, Olympians and astronauts.

Research at McMaster is undertaken across all of our six Faculties and within our affiliated hospitals. Whether it's one of our institutes or centers, a lab or a research facility, we have more than 100 research units pursuing new opportunities in strategic areas where we have already made significant strides. Many of these research units are engaging with industry to move research out of the lab and into communities where it can change lives for the better.

Research

Research at McMaster is undertaken across all of our six Faculties and within our affiliated hospitals. Whether it's one of our institutes or centers, a lab or a research facility, we have more than 100 research units pursuing new opportunities in strategic areas where we have already made significant strides. Many of these research units are engaging with industry to move research out of the lab and into communities where it can change lives for the better.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Education & Training (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at McMaster University!

Services


  • Libraries The McMaster University Library consists of Mills Memorial Library (Humanities and Social Sciences), Innis Library in Kenneth Taylor Hall (Business), the H.G. Thode Library of Science and Engineering, and the Health Sciences Library in the Health Sciences Centre.
  • Museum of Art Officially opened to the public in June 1994, the Museum contains five exhibition galleries, a paper centre and an educational access gallery.
  • Athletics & Recreation McMaster Athletics and Recreation facilities, which include the Ivor Wynne Centre and David Braley-Athlete Centre, house nine gymnasiums, an Olympic-sized pool, 200m indoor track, squash courts, climbing wall, the David Braley Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Centre and one of the largest university fitness centres in Canada.
  • Student Housing The university owns and operates 12 on-campus residence buildings, accommodating a total of 3,683 students.
  • Conference Services - Conference Services provides event planning throughout the University, custom-tailoring programs according to specific requirements.
  • Nuclear reactor The McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR) began operating in 1959 as the first university- based research reactor in the British Commonwealth. Today, users range from students, academics, and small businesses to international industry leaders. The MNR is a "pool-type" reactor, with a core of enriched uranium fuel moderated and cooled by a light water. The MNR provides a wide range of irradiation, laboratory and holding facilities, including a cyclotron, an accelerator, a small-angle neutron-scattering detector, and wide-angle neutron-scattering facilities

Student Life

Surroundings

  • 300 acres of scenic property
  • Pedestrian-friendly campus
  • Quiet, residential neighbourhood
  • Outdoor recreational attractions and quaint Westdale Village nearby
Location
  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • The Waterfall Capital of Canada
  • Fourth largest city in Ontario; ninth in the country
  • Close proximity to Toronto and Niagara Falls
  • Flourishing local arts community
  • Regional campuses in Burlington, Waterloo, Niagara and downtown Hamilton

The Global Study Awards

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