Welcome to the Faculty of Health Sciences Graduate Studies website!
McMaster University has an outstanding national and international reputation as one of the most successful research-intensive universities. Our Graduate Programs in Health Sciences form a key component of this strength, offering excellent training and experiences in health-related research fields. Health Sciences graduate students are immersed in a culture of collaboration and inter-professional learning. The diverse opportunities in our Master’s and Doctoral programs allow students to develop the important professional skills that become the foundation for future career successes and life-long learning. Our highly-talented faculty and postdoctoral fellows are from many different departments and disciplines in the University, including the teaching hospitals in Hamilton, associated research institutes and centers, and multidisciplinary training programs, offered in collaboration with other Faculties. Our programs embrace a culture of innovation, collaboration, excellence in mentorship, education and research that enables graduate students to reach their maximum potential. We invite you to explore the many opportunities available within our graduate programs.
The Faculty of Health Sciences offers eight distinct research-oriented graduate programs each leading to a Master's or a Doctoral degree:
Seven collaborative graduate programs are offered in conjunction with Health Sciences and other Faculties:
Two professional course-based programs are also offered at the Master's level:
For those interested in a combined MD/PhD degree, areas of study are currently available in the graduate programs of Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Health Research Methodology, Biomedical Engineering, and Neuroscience.
Graduate diploma programs are also available, please see the Quick Guide to FHS Graduate Programs on the right-hand side panel.