Memorial University’s Department of Sociology offers a thesis and non-thesis program leading to a Master of Arts degree in Sociology. The program of study for the candidates in the M.A. program provides rigorous core courses in theory and methodology, while addressing individual student's needs and interests through elective courses. Graduate courses are taught as tutorials or small seminars.

The Department offers two different graduate streams for Masters level:
1. Master’s by Coursework and Research Paper (6 courses minimum, a major research paper, within one year)
2. Master’s by Coursework and Thesis (5 courses minimum, a thesis, within two years

Use the menus to the left to navigate the different aspects of our Masters degree programs, including specialties, admissions, funding, and courses. You can also download the Graduate Handbook here.



Department of Sociology

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000