Programs

Advanced Neonatal Nursing

Faculty of Health Sciences

The Diploma Program is specifically designed to prepare neonatal nurse practitioners. The advanced neonatal nursing component has been offered at McMaster University since 1986. The program has...

Anthropology

Faculty of Social Sciences

Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. We combine commitments to the exploration of archaeological, physical, and cultural aspects of human and social being through a range of...

Astrobiology (Collaborative Program)

Interdisciplinary

A collaborative program between Faculties of Science and Health Sciences under the umbrella of the Origins Institute.

Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences

The biological and chemical processes that occur within living organisms in health and disease, and the application of the principles of the natural sciences to medicine.

Biology

Faculty of Science

Biology is one of the most significant and exciting fields of science in the world today. Biologists study a broad range of topics in living systems that are highly relevant to our communities....

Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization

Faculty of Health Sciences

Biomedical sciences focus complemented by business courses and interdisciplinary science-business projects.

Biomedical Engineering

Interdisciplinary

Training of multidisciplinary professionals who are comfortable in both biomedical and engineering environments, with focus on advances in medical research and applications of new technology in...

Business Administration

DeGroote School of Business

The Master of Business Administration is an internationally-recognized degree designed to develop the skills required for career advancement in a variety of fields. An MBA assists you in pursuing and...

MBA

Business Administration

DeGroote School of Business

The PhD program in Business Administration at DeGroote offers outstanding students the opportunity to study and conduct leading-edge research in its current fields.

Business Administration (EMBA)

DeGroote School of Business

An EMBA program provides the high-level strategic and leadership training of a traditional MBA while harnessing the insight gained by its candidates’ significant work and managerial experience.

Chemical Biology

Interdisciplinary

Chemical biology involves the use of small molecules to affect living systems.  This multi-disciplinary approach to studying living systems incorporates everything from synthetic and analytical...

Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Chemical Engineering is the study, application, and practice of using chemical technologies to make products through the systematic manipulation, conversion, and transformation of materials,...

Chemistry

Faculty of Science

Chemistry deals with the properties and reactions of molecules and materials, and their interactions with energy and with one another. Chemistry is central to the development of a diverse range of...

Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care

Faculty of Health Sciences

Child Life specialists are members of pediatric interdisciplinary health care teams whose primary focus is on the developmental and emotional needs of children and their families. The program is...

Civil Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Civil Engineering is the study, application, and practice of using science and engineering technologies to deal with the design, planning, construction and maintenance of sustainable infrastructure,...

Classics

Faculty of Humanities

Classics is the study of the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, especially Greece and Rome, and as such it embraces a number of disciplines, including history, archaeology, philosophy, and...

Clinical Behavioural Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences

Students will learn comprehensive strategies for formulating client problems and choosing treatment interventions, increase their contacts with other professionals and improve their skills in...

Clinical Epidemiology

Faculty of Health Sciences

Clinical epidemiology concerns the advancement and application of health research knowledge for clinical decisions, and is integral to evidence-based medicine.

Cognitive Science of Language

Faculty of Humanities

The discipline combines expertise in psycholinguistics, core linguistics, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and corpus linguistics to investigate the connection between language structure...

Communication and New Media

Faculty of Humanities

Communication and New Media is an interdisciplinary field that examines the interplay between media, culture, and technology. It brings together communication and media research with research...

Communications Management

Faculty of Humanities

Theory, research and application of communication management drawing on Communications, Public Relations, Journalism and Business Studies, in combination with a range of other Humanities and Social...

Computational Science and Engineering

Interdisciplinary

Computational Science and Computational Engineering are rapidly growing multi-disciplinary areas connecting engineering, science, business, mathematics and computer science to create new, powerful...

Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering

Computer science is a discipline that spans the theory and practice of computing.

Cultural Studies and Critical Theory

Faculty of Humanities

The Cultural Studies and Critical Theory MA allows students to engage the heterogeneous body of theories and practices associated with cultural studies and critical theory in the critical...

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science

Earth and Environmental Sciences focuses on environment, water, climate, geochemistry and geology.

Economic Policy

Faculty of Social Sciences

Explaining, and analyzing the relationships of, economic phenomena at the individual and economy-wide levels that affect the allocation of resources and the distribution of well-being using economic...

Economics

Faculty of Social Sciences

Explaining, and analyzing the relationships of, economic phenomena at the individual and economy-wide levels that affect the allocation of resources and the distribution of well-being using economic...

eHealth

Interdisciplinary

eHealth is the knowledge, skills and tools which enable information to be collected, managed, used and shared to support the delivery of healthcare and to promote health.

Engineering and Public Policy

Faculty of Engineering

The engineering/science/policy interface is of critical importance to achieve a sustainable future. We train scientists and engineers to formulate public policy by considering economic, social,...

Engineering Physics

Faculty of Engineering

Engineering Physics is about understanding and advancing knowledge and technologies used in a wide range of state-of-the-art systems including optical communications, sensors for biomedical and...

English

Faculty of Humanities

English Studies involves the historical and analytical study of literatures and cultures produced in English throughout the world – British, North American and Postcolonial – as well as the study of...

French

Faculty of Humanities

Espaces littéraires et culturels français et francophones; langue et discours; interdisciplinarité et intermédialité.

Gender Studies and Feminist Research

Faculty of Humanities

Gender Studies and Feminist Research are jointly dedicated to taking up gender as a category of advanced analysis in its intersections with race, ethnicity, class, ability/disability, age, sexuality...

Geography

Faculty of Science

Geography focuses on environment and health, geographic information systems and social geography.

Global Health

Interdisciplinary

This interdisciplinary program integrates business, health sciences, and Social Sciences all of which are integral for developing a nuanced understanding of global health in the twenty-first century...

Globalization

Faculty of Social Sciences

Globalization Studies examines the complex political, social, economic, cultural, discursive and theoretical developments related to processes of globalization and how these come to bear upon our...

Health and Aging

Faculty of Social Sciences

An interdisciplinary study of social and cultural aspects of health and aging.

Health and Radiation Physics

Faculty of Science

Health Physics is interdisciplinary, bridging the fields of medicine, biology, engineering and physical science. It provides scientific method and knowledge of Radiation Protection to the Health...

Health Management

Interdisciplinary

Regulated healthcare professionals gain new knowledge and hone skills required to compete for and succeed in management roles in a healthcare environment through this 32 month, part-time, course-...

Health Policy

Interdisciplinary

Health Policy is an interdisciplinary field that investigates how health policy is made, what it is, what it might become, and its impact. The implementation of Health Policy within a society...

Health Research Methodology

Faculty of Health Sciences

The program focuses on developing competency and leadership in research methodology that promotes the integration of health relevant disciplinary perspectives to create rigorous and innovative...

Health Science Education

Faculty of Health Sciences

The program is designed to develop skills in both the research and scholarship in health professions education. It provides students with opportunities to develop a comprehensive understanding of...

Health Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences

An interdisciplinary study of social, cultural, political, and environmental aspects of health.

History

Faculty of Humanities

History is the study of change and continuity in human communities over time.

International Relations

Faculty of Social Sciences

An examination of politics between states and across borders including the activities of social movements, classes, genders, corporations and interest groups.

Kinesiology

Faculty of Science

Program is primarily research oriented with opportunities for study in human performance physiology, exercise rehabilitation, motor behaviour and control, health psychology and biomechanics. One...

Materials Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering involves the study and application of materials and their properties to enable technologies by controlling the structure through systematic synthesis and subsequent...

Materials Science

Faculty of Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering involves the study and application of materials and their properties to enable technologies by controlling the structure through systematic synthesis and subsequent...

MD/Ph.D.

Faculty of Health Sciences

The program is designed to train the next generation of clinician scientists who will pursue research as a major career priority and be at the forefront of medical research and innovation. It has a...

Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.

Medical Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences

The Medical Sciences Graduate Program provides opportunities for multidisciplinary graduate education in the Health Sciences within several areas relevant to human health.

Neuroscience

Interdisciplinary

MiNDS (McMaster Integrative Neuroscience Discovery & Study) is a research intensive interdisciplinary graduate program in Neuroscience that includes faculty members from Science, Health Sciences...

Nursing

Faculty of Health Sciences

The Nursing graduate program provides registered nurses with the opportunity to become clinical health science investigators in Nursing, contributing to the development and evaluation of health care...

Occupational Therapy

Faculty of Health Sciences

Occupational Therapists work collaboratively with people to enable them to participate in the occupations that give meaning and purpose to their lives. Occupations are everything that people do to...

Philosophy

Faculty of Humanities

Philosophy is used to clarify and interpret important concepts such as truth, God, mortality, beauty, knowledge and reality. These concepts play an important role in our self-understanding and our...

Physiotherapy

Faculty of Health Sciences

Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function. As health care professionals, physiotherapists work with people across the lifespan, who have a wide array of mobility issues, injuries, and/or...

Political Science

Faculty of Social Sciences

An examination of power and politics at the national level including Canadian and comparative politics, political theory, public policy and administration

Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Faculty of Health Sciences

Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners (PHC NPs) are registered nurses, who are specialists in primary health care, who provide accessible, comprehensive and effective care to clients of all ages....

Public Health

Faculty of Health Sciences

The program ensures an adequate supply of public health professionals with the right knowledge, skills and relevant education and mentorship opportunities to revitalize Canada’s public health system...

Radiation Sciences (Medical Physics/Radiation Biology)

Faculty of Science

Radiation Sciences is broadly interdisciplinary, bridging the fields of medicine, biology, engineering and physical science. It provides scientific method and knowledge to certain industrial...

Rehabilitation Science

Faculty of Health Sciences

Students develop competencies as Rehabilitation Scientists and apply theory, research design, and analysis methods to a thesis advancing this field.

Religious Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences

Religion is of critical importance for understanding society, and the Department of Religious Studies engages in intensive and broad-ranging research across Asian and Western traditions in their...

Social Gerontology

Faculty of Social Sciences

An interdisciplinary study of social, cultural, and political aspects of aging.

Social Work

Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Work emphasizes the social context of personal problems. Social Workers use their skills and knowledge to facilitate change with and for people experiencing difficulties and the impact of...

Software Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Software Engineering is about application of science and engineering to the design, implementation, testing, and documentation of software.

Speech Language Pathology

Faculty of Health Sciences

Speech-Language Pathologists are autonomous rehabilitation health professionals with specialized knowledge, skills and clinical training in the prevention, screening, identification, assessment, and...

Statistics

Faculty of Science

Statistics is the discipline that describes the construction of stochastic models that are suitable for analyzing data.  Due to the very nature of this discipline, it has found key applications in...

UNENE Nuclear Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

The University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) operates through the partnership of 5 Ontario universities that presents a unique, innovative learning experience in Nuclear...

Water Without Borders

Faculty of Social Sciences

Water Without Borders (WWB) is a collaborative graduate program in water, environment and health between the United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) and...

Work and Society

Faculty of Social Sciences

Labour Studies is concerned with our many and changing worlds of work. Drawing from ideas and theories from sociology, political science, economics, history, social work, geography and more. Labour...