McMaster University’s goal is to create a brighter world -_ to improve the health and well-being of all people and serve local and broader communities by applying research and learning to the world around us. A commitment to world class research, teaching and collaboration has elevated McMaster’s international rankings to 66th place in the influential Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

In addition to the university’s world-renowned medical school and health sciences programs, McMaster’s professional schools in the Faculties of Engineering and the DeGroote School of Business are complemented by its commitment to teaching and research in the Faculties of Science, Social Sciences and Humanities. McMaster students have the opportunity to connect and collaborate within a wide-range of programs and within the community and the world at large to customize their education to align with their personal strengths and career ambitions.

McMaster’s new L.R. Wilson Hall, which is dedicated to the Liberal Arts, the Hatch Centre for Engineering Experiential Learning, and the largest single government investment in laboratories and research space in the university’s history are helping to transform the campus, which is also home to 12 residence buildings, four libraries, a planetarium and the McMaster Museum of Art, one of the finest public art galleries in the country.Founded in 1887, McMaster’s main campus community is in the Westdale neighbourhood of the city of Hamilton, which is located at the western tip of Lake Ontario. The 300-acre main campus is nestled between the Niagara Escarpment and the picturesque nature area called Cootes Paradise.


Full-time (undergraduates)

Full-time (graduates)

Part-time (undergraduates)

Part-time (graduates)

Source: Council of Ontario Universities (2017 rounded preliminary fall enrolment)




Undergraduate tuition fees:
$6,472 – $6,519

Graduate tuition fees:


Undergraduate tuition fees:
$20,008 – $25,905

Graduate tuition fees:
$16,761 – $17,096

Source: Statistics Canada. Fees for general programs in arts & humanities (2017-18).

Note: In addition to tuition fees, universities generally charge fees for goods and services supplied to students. This includes areas such as student associations, sports and health. These additional fees vary widely per university and per student and can run from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. Check with the university for details.