The Faculty of Arts (Social Sciences and Humanities) offers diverse, multifaceted and unique graduate level programming, led by stellar faculty.
Anthropology & Archaeology – MA and PhD degree programs offered in both disciplines. See Anthropology & Archaeology graduate studies page
Classics – MA with emphasis on classical texts and research methods. See Classics graduate studies page for further details.
Economics – MA with focus on applied economics. See Economics graduate studies page for further details.
English – MA with thesis or course work. PhD offered in North Atlantic Literature, Canadian Literature, Contemporary Literature, Postcolonial Studies, American Studies, Early Modern Literature. See English graduate studies page for further details.
Ethnomusicology – The MA and PhD programs in Ethnomusicology at Memorial University offer nationally distinctive and regionally unique opportunities for individuals who are interested in researching music as a cultural practice to study diverse traditions of local and "world" music. Graduate study in Ethnomusicology at Memorial University is interdisciplinary, with courses offered through both the School of Music and the Faculty of Arts (Department of Folklore). The programs offered include a two-year thesis-based or coursework-based MA, and a four-year PhD. See the Ethnomusicology page.
Folklore – MA and PhD that combine coursework and research. See Folklore graduate studies page for further details.
French and Spanish – MA in French Studies.
Geography – Thesis-based study for MA and MSc. PhD program offered in fields of climatology; cultural, historic and economic geography; GIS; geomorphology; Quaternary studies; regional development; remote sensing; and resource management. See Geography graduate studies page for future information.
Gender studies – MA offered. See Gender Studies graduate studies page.
German – MA program now available.
History – MA (suitable for those interested in study of Canadian or Newfoundland or certain aspects of British/European history). PhD offered in Canadian history, maritime history and the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. See History graduate studies page for further information.
Humanities – M.Phil. See Humanities graduate studies page for further information.
Linguistics – MA and PhD offered. See Linguistics graduate studies page.
Master of Employment Relations - This program is offered jointly by Memorial’s Faculties of Arts and Business Administration. From career counseling to contract negotiations, the master of employment relations (MER) program will help you effectively manage relationships at your organization. This part-time multi-disciplinary program provides advanced-level study of all aspects of the employment relationship. Learn the history and sociology of work cultures. See the Master of Employment Relations page.
Philosophy – MA offered. See Philosophy graduate studies page.
Political Science – There are three options for obtaining an MA in political science: coursework with thesis, coursework with work internship, or part-time studies. See Political Science graduate studies page.
Psychology – MA in Applied Social Psychology, MSc in Experimental Psychology and PhD in Experimental Psychology. See Psychology graduate studies page.
Religious Studies – MA offered. See Religious Studies graduate studies page.
Sociology – MA and PhD offered. See Sociology graduate studies page.
For further information on Graduate Students at Memorial University please visit School of Graduate Studies.