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McMaster University

Location Main campus, Hamilton Canada
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Ranking

# 152

QS World University Rankings
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95

Undergraduate programs
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76

Postgraduate programs
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Available

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McMaster University has a 129-year tradition of fueling curiosity, inquiry and discovery. Everyday, we push the boundaries of knowledge through our ground-breaking approaches to teaching and learning and our world-class, interdisciplinary research.

With students and faculty from 98 countries worldwide and 70 international academic exchange agreements in place, we celebrate diversity and welcome international perspectives. We are the only Canadian host site of a United Nations University (The Institute for Water, Environment and Health- UNU-INWEH) and are committed to creating a brighter world by advancing human and societal health and well-being..

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

Our research and teaching strength

As one of Canada’s top three research-intensive universities, with more than 70 Centres and Institutes including three national Centres of Excellence, we have earned an international reputation for creating solutions to the world’s greatest challenges – measuring our success by the number of lives we affect and the communities we help to improve.

We are the home of problem-based learning – our signature teaching method. Pioneered at McMaster and adopted by institutions around the world, this innovative approach opens young minds to new ideas and hones the critical thinking skills needed to create healthy communities in a complex and changing world.

Our promise

At McMaster, collaborative thinking is a gateway to greater intelligence and greater optimism. In short, it’s helping us create a brighter world.

McMaster University has a 129-year tradition of fueling curiosity, inquiry and discovery. Everyday, we push the boundaries of knowledge through our ground-breaking approaches to teaching and learning and our world-class, interdisciplinary research.

With students and faculty from 98 countries worldwide and 70 international academic exchange agreements in place, we celebrate diversity and welcome international perspectives. We are the only Canadian host site of a United Nations University (The Institute for Water, Environment and Health- UNU-INWEH) and are committed to creating a brighter world by advancing human and societal health and well-being..

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

Our research and teaching strength

As one of Canada’s top three research-intensive universities, with more than 70 Centres and Institutes including three national Centres of Excellence, we have earned an international reputation for creating solutions to the world’s greatest challenges – measuring our success by the number of lives we affect and the communities we help to improve.

We are the home of problem-based learning – our signature teaching method. Pioneered at McMaster and adopted by institutions around the world, this innovative approach opens young minds to new ideas and hones the critical thinking skills needed to create healthy communities in a complex and changing world.

Our promise

At McMaster, collaborative thinking is a gateway to greater intelligence and greater optimism. In short, it’s helping us create a brighter world.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #152
  • 2014
    #140
  • 2015
    #113
  • 2016
    #=149
  • 2017
    #=149
  • 2018
    #140
  • 2019
    #146
  • 2020
    #140
  • 2021
    #144
  • 2022
    #140
  • 2023
    #152

Ranking criteria

50.4
Overall
39.9
Academic Reputation
50.2
Employer Reputation
84.7
Faculty Student Ratio
21.3
Citations per Faculty
99.3
International Faculty Ratio
59.2
International Students Ratio
79.8
International Research Network
42.9
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

McMaster offers more than 3000 courses across a range of disciplines in Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Social Sciences.

As a research intensive university, we integrate research directly into the classroom, enabling students to create their own futures, and make a world of difference.

McMaster has a well-earned reputation for excellence in graduate education, offering more than 150 Master’s and Doctoral programs across many disciplines of study. With international students making up 20% of McMaster’s graduate student population, we value and embrace global perspectives.

In addition to the cutting-edge graduate programs offered in the Faculties of Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Social Sciences, McMaster is also home to the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, ranked #33 in the 2016 QS rankings by subject.

At the heart of our graduate education is McMaster’s internationally recognized research enterprise.  One of Canada’s top three research-intensive universities and ranked first in Canada in both total corporate income and total corporate research income, McMaster is home to some of the best laboratories and brightest minds in the country who work everyday to improve human and societal health and well-being.


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