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McMaster University Faculty of Engineering has a well-established reputation as one of Canada's most research-intensive faculties. With six disciplines in the top 150 engineering programs internationally, our research intensity is nearly double the national average and we are growing. As you continue your learning journey into graduate studies, we’re excited that you are considering McMaster University.

In a research-based graduate program,  the relationship with your supervisor will be a huge influence on the success of your studies. Taking the time to find a supervisor who is doing research that you are passionate about is essential. With hundreds of faculty members within McMaster Engineering, we understand that it may be difficult to find a suitable supervisor. This form is our way of aiding you in the process and is the best point of initial contact.

Important note: You do not need a supervisor in order to apply to a graduate program, but you will need one to receive an offer of admissionYou  may apply to our graduate programs here.

McMaster engineering professors are involved in research Centres of Excellence, consult with industry and government, and contribute to internationally renowned institutes in all disciplines. Here is how you can begin your search for a supervisor:

Once you have completed the above and identified a few select faculty members you may want to get in touch with, please fill out this form. Be sure to include pertinent information as to why you would be a good fit and how you could contribute to their current research. Please use 1 form per faculty member.

To view a list of faculty members, please visit the department/school page of your interest and view the faculty members and their specializations under the "People" tab.
If your previous or current university does not use numeric averages, please make an educated guess to convert your cumulative average.
Tell this faculty member why you are interested. Keep it short. What you are interested in pursuing graduate studies? What are your career goals? Highlight your previous research experience or related activities.
Tell this faculty member why you are interested in working with them specifically. Provide 3 to 5 sentences to explain.
List other notable information that was not previously stated, this could include items such as: publications, related courses, competitions, conference presentations, awards, if you have applied for (or plan to apply for) any major scholarships, etc.
Please feel free to attach a PDF that may be of interest to your faculty member of interest (ie. a research publication or CV, etc.) Files must be less than 2 MB. Allowed file types: pdf.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

Please be patient and give the faculty member a minimum of two weeks to respond to your form submission.

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