Information for Prospective Students

The University of Maryland Sociology Graduate Program is ranked 24th among all sociology departments nationally by the U.S. News and World Report's annual rating system. The graduate program is organized into four specialty areas:

current students at the 2013 ASA Conference

Information for Current Students

Current students can find information here about relevant policies, PhD requirements, specialty areas, specialty area exams, courses, and the graduate faculty.




Most graduate students are supported financially by sources connected with the department.  Nearly all research and teaching assistantships, as well as university fellowships, include tuition waivers and benefits.  Stipends for graduate assistantships and fellowships range from $24,400 to $25,500.



More information about UMD Sociology Alumni.