The Sociology Department Graduate Program Policies and Procedures Manual contains department policies about the graduate program, applying primarily to students who are already in the Sociology Department Graduate Program. For information about applying for admission and/or funding for students not already in the program, consult the Graduate Program Brochure available from the Graduate Office. For information about the faculty, the specialty areas, and the strengths of the program, consult the Graduate Program Brochure. Information about Graduate School policies can be found in the Graduate Catalog, available on the Web at http://www.gradschool.umd.edu/catalog/. In case of conflict between any policy stated here and a Graduate School policy, the policy of the Graduate School prevails.