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Learn more about the costs of graduate school and scholarships available.

Applying to grad school How to apply

Steps to help you through the application process.

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Why choose McMaster?

McMaster offers more than 100 doctoral- and masters-level programs, spanning across fields of science, engineering, business, health sciences, humanities and social sciences.

We are dedicated to graduate research and education.

And after 130 years of educating students, we know that our alumni are helping create a Brighter World for us all.

Tuition and supplementary fees

Tuition fees are assessed on a term-by-term basis.

Supplementary fees are charged in addition to your tuition. These fees help support the campus-wide services.

Our students Grad Resources

More than 31,000 students, including 4,700 in graduate programs, attend McMaster.

  • 1,500 PhD students
  • 3,200 Masters students
  • International students – from 82 countries around the globe – represent over 25% of our graduate student community

We offer resources and supports to help our students along their graduate journey.

Visit our Graduate Student Resources to learn more.

Our research Research at McMaster

McMaster is home to more than 70 research centres and institutes, and is the only Canadian host site of a United Nations University (UNU-INWEH) – Institute for Water, Environment & Health.

McMaster is ranked in the world’s Top 75 by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, and second in the world in the 2019 Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings, based on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

We have been named Canada’s most research-intensive university by Research Infosource, for three consecutive years (2017 to 2019).

We are home to 200 Research Chairs, including 70 Canada Research Chairs achieving research excellence in Engineering, Science, Business, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Campus & community

Our community is part of the Golden Horseshoe – a mix of vibrant urban living and breathtaking natural wonders – located in the heart of southern Ontario.

Hamilton is home to more than half a million people, situated centrally – less than one hour’s drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, Kitchener-Waterloo, and the United States border. Hamilton has a lively arts and cultural scene, featuring the best in music, arts and food.

Nature abounds within the city limits and beyond! We are known as the City of Waterfalls, with over 100 within the city’s boundaries. Both natural and developed trails – through forests, across the Niagara escarpment and along the shores of Lake Ontario – allow you to explore your new home throughout the four seasons.