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McMaster University ranked 10th in Canada and 141st in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 57 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for McMaster University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 89,024 publications and 4,403,735 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 117 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#141 of 14,134 In the World
#83 of 2,597 In North America
#10 of 101 In Canada
#4 of 24 In Ontario
#9 of 1,011 For Occupational Therapy
#12 of 1,347 For Healthcare Management (MHA)
#15 of 1,906 For Health Science
#505 of 7,351 For Alumni Impact
#162 of 14,134 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 54 other topics

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Medicine

McMaster University ranked 4th for Medicine in Canada and 53rd in the World with 36,617 publications made and 2,364,667 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Healthcare Management (MHA), Immunology.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 70 In Canada
#40 of 1,110 In North America
#53 of 4,740 In the World

McMaster University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 251 678
1992 122 362
1993 203 970
1994 241 1435
1995 165 789
1996 394 1928
1997 492 2125
1998 523 2406
1999 529 3185
2000 529 3036
2001 526 2686
2002 570 3227
2003 688 4631
2004 755 3826
2005 810 4225
2006 794 4954
2007 923 6308
2008 1196 11738
2009 1232 13219
2010 1355 11273
2011 1410 8315
2012 1657 12353
2013 1659 14239
2014 1904 11537
2015 1790 14085
2016 2173 17036
2017 2046 15112
2018 1873 11119
2019 2187 10307
2020 2627 16716
2021 3346 6305
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Occupational Therapy 2 5 9
Healthcare Management (MHA) 2 10 12
Health Science 2 14 15
Sports Medicine 3 12 15
Physical Therapy 3 14 16
Critical Care Nursing 2 19 19
Nursing 4 13 19
Medical Physics 2 19 19
Sports / Exercise science 4 14 20
Family medicine 2 18 21
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 2 18 21
Public Health 3 24 36
Pediatrics 3 24 37
Gerontology 3 32 41
Respiratory Therapy 4 31 43
Anesthesiology 5 40 51
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 5 45 53
Surgery 3 41 60
Epidemiology 4 33 61
Psychiatry 5 44 64
Audiology 6 42 64
Cardiology 3 44 67
Social Work 4 46 70
Immunology 4 46 72
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 5 41 75
Clinical Psychology 6 64 79
Plastic Surgery 4 51 79
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 3 38 87
Anatomy and Physiology 8 71 117
Pharmacology 6 63 119
Toxicology 7 57 122
Virology 6 72 135
Radiation Therapy 8 72 142
Oncology and Cancer research 5 65 143
Sonography and Ultrasound 9 75 153
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 8 71 157
Urology 11 77 170
Pathology 8 74 187
Optometry 12 83 213
Biomedical Engineering 12 100 220
Dermatology 10 88 224
Orthodontics 12 88 249
Pharmacy 10 74 266
Cosmetology 11 104 279
Forensic Science 15 112 348
Dentistry 9 85 366
Neurosurgery 12 103 394
Ophthalmology 13 125 443
Veterinary 13 97 476

Biology

McMaster University ranked 9th for Biology in Canada and 149th in the World with 15,288 publications made and 913,133 citations received. Main research topics: Immunology, Oncology and Cancer research, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics.

Rank Ranking
#9 of 65 In Canada
#81 of 932 In North America
#149 of 4,497 In the World

McMaster University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 164 330
1992 89 289
1993 134 327
1994 164 588
1995 123 477
1996 237 879
1997 265 1364
1998 261 1093
1999 296 1191
2000 285 1223
2001 249 1076
2002 261 1208
2003 321 1494
2004 364 1690
2005 364 1573
2006 395 1868
2007 435 3188
2008 487 3245
2009 528 2958
2010 566 4232
2011 558 3194
2012 704 4595
2013 639 4068
2014 750 4846
2015 702 4382
2016 797 5519
2017 760 5082
2018 592 3331
2019 672 3519
2020 705 3872
2021 848 2610
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 2 18 21
Immunology 4 46 72
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 5 66 106
Evolutionary Biology 8 71 117
Pharmacology 6 63 119
Astrobiology 7 65 119
Toxicology 7 57 122
Animal Science 9 49 123
Molecular Biology 7 76 134
Virology 6 72 135
Paleontology 9 54 136
Biophysics 7 75 137
Oncology and Cancer research 5 65 143
Biotechnology 9 55 150
Microbiology 10 74 151
Neuroscience 12 85 153
Biochemistry 11 90 173
Genetics 8 92 185
Zoology 14 81 190
Nanotechnology 6 78 220
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 20 104 269
Entomology 14 102 279
Forestry 26 128 517
Nutrition and Food Science 15 94 579
Agricultural Science 24 135 671
Botany 28 153 801

Physics

McMaster University ranked 6th for Physics in Canada and 145th in the World with 13,372 publications made and 492,743 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Condensed Matter Physics, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Atomic and Molecular physics.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 60 In Canada
#58 of 781 In North America
#145 of 4,083 In the World

McMaster University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 182 229
1992 111 168
1993 132 180
1994 144 172
1995 118 147
1996 236 468
1997 245 418
1998 191 377
1999 213 423
2000 255 641
2001 225 609
2002 212 635
2003 291 1072
2004 352 915
2005 383 1499
2006 460 1455
2007 438 1406
2008 490 1558
2009 500 2031
2010 561 2356
2011 542 1603
2012 531 1901
2013 483 1736
2014 576 2178
2015 483 1742
2016 529 2318
2017 474 1827
2018 497 1905
2019 509 1803
2020 486 1262
2021 510 681
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Medical Physics 2 19 19
Condensed Matter Physics 3 41 97
Astrophysics and Astronomy 5 42 104
Astrobiology 7 65 119
Biophysics 7 75 137
Optical Engineering 8 57 147
Materials Science 6 54 154
Theoretical Physics 7 59 190
Quantum and Particle physics 6 65 191
Atomic and Molecular physics 6 74 198
Nuclear Physics 8 67 201
Acoustical Engineering 10 87 213
Nanotechnology 6 78 220
Applied/Engineering Physics 7 97 297

Engineering

McMaster University ranked 6th for Engineering in Canada and 143rd in the World with 13,125 publications made and 438,914 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 62 In Canada
#55 of 818 In North America
#143 of 4,626 In the World

McMaster University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 180 233
1992 114 125
1993 148 121
1994 134 191
1995 126 219
1996 205 429
1997 219 318
1998 178 278
1999 198 471
2000 203 499
2001 213 583
2002 212 579
2003 287 1111
2004 359 863
2005 371 1795
2006 447 1123
2007 438 1413
2008 528 1326
2009 447 1334
2010 469 1718
2011 481 1138
2012 536 1220
2013 494 1859
2014 546 1705
2015 554 1516
2016 558 1893
2017 522 2079
2018 538 1829
2019 534 1937
2020 524 1297
2021 601 681

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

McMaster University ranked 9th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Canada and 107th in the World with 11,977 publications made and 515,596 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, Sports / Exercise science.

Rank Ranking
#9 of 79 In Canada
#64 of 1,341 In North America
#107 of 5,074 In the World

McMaster University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 69 154
1992 35 192
1993 67 187
1994 63 110
1995 53 82
1996 127 395
1997 142 392
1998 139 451
1999 170 669
2000 183 816
2001 159 598
2002 180 1051
2003 218 1364
2004 206 929
2005 266 1144
2006 242 1058
2007 350 1870
2008 432 1655
2009 449 1817
2010 472 2570
2011 422 2184
2012 481 2010
2013 549 2223
2014 554 2031
2015 556 3141
2016 682 4064
2017 607 4218
2018 639 4891
2019 700 2468
2020 854 6044
2021 962 1550

Chemistry

McMaster University ranked 6th for Chemistry in Canada and 163rd in the World with 11,710 publications made and 439,214 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Inorganic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 61 In Canada
#61 of 778 In North America
#163 of 4,319 In the World

McMaster University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 184 209
1992 115 167
1993 140 151
1994 149 188
1995 111 201
1996 219 491
1997 242 489
1998 174 349
1999 222 506
2000 215 531
2001 216 484
2002 202 623
2003 249 901
2004 311 842
2005 335 987
2006 342 1024
2007 364 1340
2008 432 1644
2009 384 1384
2010 442 1577
2011 436 1168
2012 463 1443
2013 388 1330
2014 416 1562
2015 397 1284
2016 474 1777
2017 450 1728
2018 390 1381
2019 395 1281
2020 412 1116
2021 446 515
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 5 49 115
Petrology and Geochemistry 13 54 134
Computational Chemistry 5 60 137
Materials Science 6 54 154
Chemical Engineering 6 49 171
Physical chemistry 8 62 171
Biochemistry 11 90 173
Radiochemistry 7 38 209
Nanotechnology 6 78 220
Environmental Chemistry 11 80 221
Pharmacy 10 74 266
Biochemical Engineering 13 85 312
Inorganic Chemistry 11 85 314
Organic Chemistry 13 99 349
Nutrition and Food Science 15 94 579

Psychology

McMaster University ranked 7th for Psychology in Canada and 87th in the World with 8,073 publications made and 488,569 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Occupational Therapy.

Rank Ranking
#7 of 66 In Canada
#68 of 1,047 In North America
#87 of 3,654 In the World

McMaster University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 70 371
1992 27 152
1993 43 190
1994 53 228
1995 50 119
1996 93 469
1997 98 600
1998 127 470
1999 147 892
2000 121 694
2001 110 638
2002 128 906
2003 154 773
2004 158 1373
2005 192 1070
2006 179 1385
2007 249 1387
2008 302 1910
2009 291 1905
2010 350 2384
2011 336 1849
2012 385 1925
2013 421 2105
2014 442 2110
2015 391 1463
2016 426 1762
2017 388 1698
2018 387 1581
2019 361 1604
2020 437 1481
2021 593 782
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Occupational Therapy 2 5 9
Psychiatry 5 44 64
Social Work 4 46 70
Cognitive Science 5 54 74
Clinical Psychology 6 64 79
Child Psychology 6 63 83
Special Education 5 56 89
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 10 78 114
Sexology 10 86 118
Social Psychology 10 87 122
Neuroscience 12 85 153
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 15 82 158
Education Majors 15 131 268

Computer Science

McMaster University ranked 11th for Computer Science in Canada and 136th in the World with 6,698 publications made and 359,153 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Computer Vision.

Rank Ranking
#11 of 69 In Canada
#70 of 927 In North America
#136 of 4,394 In the World

McMaster University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 53 333
1992 33 51
1993 47 99
1994 60 543
1995 43 103
1996 74 150
1997 88 607
1998 86 386
1999 92 303
2000 98 459
2001 83 705
2002 101 524
2003 137 560
2004 171 869
2005 182 1638
2006 195 659
2007 223 1282
2008 247 1027
2009 286 1145
2010 321 1079
2011 280 1022
2012 321 1705
2013 335 1414
2014 327 1522
2015 355 1389
2016 353 3053
2017 303 1695
2018 302 1184
2019 318 1432
2020 340 1615
2021 418 712

Environmental Science

McMaster University ranked 16th for Environmental Science in Canada and 234th in the World with 4,333 publications made and 183,972 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Hydrology and Water resources management.

Rank Ranking
#16 of 68 In Canada
#97 of 818 In North America
#234 of 4,025 In the World

McMaster University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 58 77
1992 31 31
1993 32 53
1994 60 86
1995 37 138
1996 76 166
1997 80 184
1998 68 188
1999 84 279
2000 103 428
2001 68 216
2002 67 146
2003 96 311
2004 75 321
2005 108 505
2006 105 536
2007 124 569
2008 160 529
2009 131 447
2010 127 635
2011 167 641
2012 178 783
2013 180 680
2014 166 544
2015 195 767
2016 196 782
2017 171 782
2018 147 398
2019 171 996
2020 172 421
2021 174 210

Business

McMaster University ranked 8th for Business in Canada and 107th in the World with 4,006 publications made and 220,352 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Policy / Administration, Actuarial Science, Human Resource Management.

Rank Ranking
#8 of 66 In Canada
#64 of 900 In North America
#107 of 4,004 In the World

McMaster University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 24 91
1992 14 7
1993 27 65
1994 24 112
1995 24 106
1996 53 194
1997 66 451
1998 51 141
1999 63 267
2000 55 327
2001 68 503
2002 67 222
2003 81 562
2004 85 330
2005 101 340
2006 111 565
2007 143 629
2008 164 618
2009 207 881
2010 178 1823
2011 173 1228
2012 187 1058
2013 202 968
2014 207 730
2015 200 637
2016 245 2208
2017 192 633
2018 188 746
2019 169 790
2020 205 617
2021 209 274
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Actuarial Science 2 24 28
Occupational Safety and Health 6 50 72
Human Resource Management 7 44 74
Operations Research 4 35 75
Project Management 5 41 91
Management Information Systems 5 42 92
Construction Management 6 32 110
Risk Management 7 58 114
Engineering Management 6 54 120
Management 8 65 130
Public Policy / Administration 11 75 132
Marketing 8 83 172
Tax Law 11 100 187
Supply Chain Management 12 65 193
Finance 10 102 196
Real Estate 10 108 223
Investment Banking and Stock trading 11 102 229
Entertainment Industry Business 15 119 235
Accounting 13 111 238
Advertising 22 183 392
Entrepreneurship 21 155 417
International Trade 24 146 425
International Business 25 158 454

Mathematics

McMaster University ranked 4th for Mathematics in Canada and 61st in the World with 3,476 publications made and 219,629 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Operations Research.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 60 In Canada
#47 of 744 In North America
#61 of 3,376 In the World

McMaster University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 43 136
1992 23 117
1993 30 51
1994 37 608
1995 27 100
1996 60 263
1997 62 342
1998 45 209
1999 49 184
2000 50 160
2001 59 409
2002 64 294
2003 86 520
2004 70 277
2005 91 346
2006 93 270
2007 127 343
2008 175 413
2009 160 726
2010 148 1100
2011 142 1065
2012 143 393
2013 151 668
2014 165 3157
2015 141 279
2016 178 1423
2017 144 426
2018 135 261
2019 117 294
2020 144 263
2021 153 253
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Statistics 2 20 20
Actuarial Science 2 24 28
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 4 49 75
Operations Research 4 35 75
Applied Mathematics 6 45 80
Math Teachers 8 92 167
Blockchain and Cryptography 17 121 342

Economics

McMaster University ranked 6th for Economics in Canada and 99th in the World with 2,437 publications made and 122,124 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Development Studies, Actuarial Science, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Political Economy.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 63 In Canada
#58 of 717 In North America
#99 of 3,039 In the World

McMaster University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 15 24
1992 13 5
1993 16 12
1994 20 410
1995 10 20
1996 40 201
1997 47 160
1998 37 93
1999 39 77
2000 29 48
2001 38 276
2002 49 99
2003 56 220
2004 55 223
2005 65 118
2006 68 296
2007 103 386
2008 98 338
2009 101 402
2010 104 712
2011 101 737
2012 110 354
2013 105 916
2014 114 229
2015 92 197
2016 144 1208
2017 90 248
2018 90 322
2019 87 199
2020 129 443
2021 126 152
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Actuarial Science 2 24 28
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 4 49 75
Development Studies 8 58 125
Political Economy 13 86 180
Finance 10 102 196
Investment Banking and Stock trading 11 102 229
International Relations and Diplomacy 14 107 242
Environmental Economics 16 80 283
International Trade 24 146 425
Agricultural Economics 19 141 513
International Economics 23 175 598

Art & Design

McMaster University ranked 12th for Art & Design in Canada and 163rd in the World with 1,177 publications made and 34,261 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Art History, Literature, Multimedia, Aesthetics.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#12 of 65 In Canada
#84 of 750 In North America
#163 of 2,699 In the World

McMaster University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 1
1992 3 0
1993 5 1
1994 10 371
1995 8 1
1996 7 4
1997 17 25
1998 16 42
1999 17 17
2000 20 7
2001 11 14
2002 12 17
2003 33 72
2004 23 31
2005 29 91
2006 31 127
2007 38 73
2008 41 58
2009 56 208
2010 38 238
2011 47 88
2012 42 149
2013 48 126
2014 67 88
2015 54 111
2016 54 127
2017 61 92
2018 56 105
2019 53 113
2020 74 126
2021 90 108
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Music 4 19 27
Game Design and Development 11 55 102
Singing and Vocal Performance 7 59 106
Aesthetics 13 72 180
Literature 12 88 193
Creative Writing 14 98 207
Entertainment Industry Business 15 119 235
Graphic Design 13 108 238
Art History 20 128 241
Performing arts 20 117 258
Multimedia 16 123 320
Photography 18 132 351
UX/UI Desgin 17 117 358
Fashion Design 21 149 364
Animation 19 132 406
Cinematography 24 182 504
Architecture 19 127 516
Computer Graphics 28 177 589
Sculpture 29 211 723
Painting and Drawing 29 211 723
Illustration and Concept Art 29 227 759