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