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Welcome from the Associate Dean

Dr. Cathy Hayward
Dr. Cathy Hayward
Vice-Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies (Health Sciences)

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 and they offer excellent training and experiences in health-related research fields. Health Sciences graduate students are immersed in a culture of collaboration and inter-professional learning, and can pursue either course-based or research-intensive graduate programs that include health professional training programs. 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. The graduate faculty who mentor and supervise our students have interests that span a vast array of health and disease-related topics and many are international leaders in their field, which contributes to our rich learning environment.

Our programs embrace a culture of innovation, collaboration, discovery and excellence in mentorship, education and research that enables graduate students to reach their maximum potential. To foster even greater successes, our students and faculty are collaborating on initiatives that will further enrich graduate student experiences. This year, we have launched fund-raising campaigns to recognize and reward excellence in our graduate programs. We have also undertaken a novel research project, to develop tools to enhance mentorship-focused evaluation, and the acquisition of broad professional skills, in our research-intensive programs.

We welcome your interest in our Health Sciences Graduate Programs and encourage you to explore our website, ask questions and discover how we can maximize your professional development and learning on a full- or part-time basis, on-campus or off. We welcome your application to become one of our next graduates.