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The McMaster Discovery Program

Discovery Program

The McMaster Discovery Program is a free, non-credit university course for adults in the Hamilton area who want to experience university in a supportive and welcoming learning community. The program aims to create opportunities for local residents to take part in a process of learning and discovery in the liberal arts tradition, to inspire a passion for lifelong learning, and to foster engagement and mutual learning between McMaster University and the communities it aspires to serve.

The Fall 2023 session has concluded and the next session will be held in Fall 2024.

For any questions or inquiries please contact Sarah Bennett, Discovery Program Coordinator, at or (905) 525-9140 ext. 24066

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About the Discovery Program Learn More

Learn more about the Program’s history and vision.

Discovery Program Courses (2011-23) View List

See a listing of the MDP annual course offering.

MDP in the News Read More

Read about what others have had to say about the Discovery Program.

McMaster Discovery Program
Fall 2019 Graduation

Congratulations to the Fall 2019 graduating class of the McMaster Discovery Program.

McMaster Discovery Program

A quick introduction to the McMaster Discovery Program, a free, university-level, non-credit course for adults in Hamilton who have experienced barriers accessing post-secondary education.