McMaster University



We’re one of the top 100 universities in the world. Building on our rich history, we’re an innovative education and research community committed to discovery and improving the world around us.

We believe that human and societal health and well-being depend on sharing creative, diverse thoughts and ideas.

Areas of Expertise

McMaster University specializes in Research, Medicine and other Health Sciences programs and Theme Schools. McMaster also has innovative programming options in: Arts and Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences departments; and Engineering and Management/Society. Students can minor in almost every academic subject and have access to many internship and co-op opportunities.

On Campus Housing

Every Marauder deserves a great place to call home. Housing & Conference Services serves our McMaster University students and supports on and off-campus student success through inclusion, community engagement, and activities that promote personal growth, health and wellbeing. Through continual improvements to the student living experience, we are helping to shape a Brighter World.

Off Campus Housing

Looking to live off-campus? From house hunting to paying rent, there are so many things to think about when looking to move into a rental house. Check out these resources to learn more and make the hardest part of renting a house moving in.

Incoming Students

International students are a valued part of our community. We encourage you to explore these services, as well as our other services through the Student Success Centre. If you’re unsure where to get support for your specific concerns, check out our success coaching services.

Career Planning

We provide Career Access Professional Services (CAPS) for students and alumni who identify as a member of an equity-seeking group or have barriers to employment. The CAPS team provides individualized support to assist with all aspects of career development including exploration, preparation and the building of skills and confidence.


The recreation, fitness, and intramural programs offer more than 30 different sports in which over 14,000 students participate. The interuniversity athletic program features 34 varsity sport opportunities. The department also offers a full range of instructional and outdoor education programs throughout the calendar year.


The athletic facilities include a new athletics and recreation complex featuring one of the largest collegiate fitness centres in Canada: seven gymnasiums, a 50 metre swimming pool, a 400 metre outdoor track, a 200 metre indoor track, squash courts, and indoor climbing wall.


McMaster supports over 200 student clubs covering a broad range of subjects.


Cultural services and institutions include the McMaster Museum of Art, Drama and Music productions and performances, various guest lectures and special exhibits.

Special Services

An Indigenous Studies counsellor and ability and access staff provide services for Native students and students with disabilities. A sexual harassment officer and human rights officer assist both male and female students in confidence. The Centre for Student Development can assist students with many issues including the accessibility of campus facilities, the provision of special equipment and alternative media formats and referrals to professional services or community resources.

International Involvement

You don’t need to wait until you graduate to travel and explore your options abroad. Through the McMaster Exchange Program, you can gain a global perspective while earning credits and staying on track to meet your goals. We offer more than 100 opportunities with leading universities around the world.

Campus Tour

Our virtual tours give you the McMaster campus experience from the comfort of your own home. McMaster is not offering in-person tours at this time. You can learn more about McMaster’s reopening plan on our Back to Mac website.

Modified on September 18, 2022