Curriculum Structure

The Graduate Program in English – PPGI offers both master´s and doctoral degrees. General information about both degrees is presented below.

MASTER’S DEGREE

The Master’s program has a minimum duration of 12 (twelve) months and maximum duration of 24 (twenty four) months, and students are required to complete 30 (thirty) credits (24 in courses and 6 in Thesis). The curriculum structure is:

I – 1 st semester: 8 (eight) credit hours in mandatory courses and 4 (four) credit hours in elective courses;
II – 2 nd semester: 4 (four) credit hours in mandatory courses and 8 (eight) credit hours in elective courses;
III – 3 rd semester: enrollment in the Thesis course;
IV – 4 th semester: enrollment in the Thesis course and the completion of the 6 (six) credits in Thesis.

The 1 st semester of this master’s program consists in:

I – 8 (eight) credits of mandatory courses and 4 (four) credits of elective courses;
II – elaboration of the Synthesis of Master’s Thesis Proposal.

The 2 nd semester of this master’s program consists in:

I – 4 (four) credits in mandatory courses and 8 (eight) credits in elective courses;
II – participation in the Research Festival event;
III – elaboration of the Master’s Thesis Proposal.

The 3 rd semester of this master’s program consists in:

I – enrollment in the Thesis;
II – continuation of the research;
III – participation and approval in the Qualifying Exam.

The 4 th semester of this master’s program consists in:

I – enrollment in the Thesis;
II – continuation of the research;
III – Thesis’ elaboration;
IV – Thesis’ Defense.

Enrollment in Thesis can be done after the completion of 24 (twenty four) credits.

Student must have the following Conclusion Events complete:

I – Synthesis of Master’s Thesis Proposal;
II – Master’s Thesis Proposal approval;
III – Research Festival’s presentation;
IV – Qualifying Exam’s approval;
V – Participation in the events promoted by PPGI;
VI – Academic production;
VII – Presentation of the required Achievement Reports.

 

 

DOCTORAL DEGREE

The Doctoral degree course has a minimum duration of 18 (eighteen) months and a maximum duration of 48 (forty eight) months, and students are required to complete 60 (sixty) credits hours (48 from courses and 12 from their Dissertation.

The  curriculum structure is:

I – 1 st year: 32 (thirty two) credit hours, with elective courses, the Pre-Qualifying Exam, and the Proficiency Exam in a Foreign Language;
II – 2 nd year: 16 (sixteen) credit hours with elective courses (with the advisor’s approval) and the mandatory courses ‘Leituras Orientadas’ and ‘Trabalho de Pesquisa’, as well as the presentation in the event Open Seminar and the preparation for the Qualifying Exam;
III – 3 rd year: enrollment in the Dissertation, with research and elaboration of the Dissertation, and the participation in the event ‘Doctoral Studies in Progress’;
IV – 4 th year: enrollment in the Dissertation, with research and final elaboration of the Dissertation, and its defence.

 

The first year of the doctoral studies corresponds to 2 (two) semesters and the students must participate in courses, with the adviser’s approval. At the end of the first year, they must do the Pre-Qualifying Exam and present the Proficiency Exam’s approval.

The second year in the doctoral studies corresponds of 2 (two) semesters, where the students must do the mandatory courses ‘Leituras Orientadas’ and ‘Trabalho de Pesquisa’. Each one of these courses corresponds to 4 credits, total of 8 credits. For the other 8 credits needed in this second year, students must take elective courses, with the advisor’s approval. At the end of the second year, students must do the Qualifying Exam.  ‘Leituras Orientadas’ course aims at offering the students the possibility of independent studies to deepen the knowledge about the topic. The results must be presented in the Open Seminar event, and they will be evaluated by the advisor. ‘Trabalho de Pesquisa’ course (with the advisor’s supervision) aims at the Dissertation Proposal production and at least one chapter of the final Dissertation. The Qualifying Exam will be the Dissertation Proposal presentation and at least one chapter of the final Dissertation.

The third year of the doctoral program corresponds to two semesters, and the students must enroll in the Dissertation course. The research will be carried out and the elaboration of the Dissertation (with the advisor’s supervision). The students will also participate in the ‘Doctoral Studies in Progress’ event.

The fourth year of the doctoral program corresponds to two semesters, and the students must enroll in the Dissertation course. The research will be carried out, the elaboration and the defence of the Dissertation  will be done.

Enrollment in Thesis can be done after the completion of 48 (forty eight) credits

Student must have the following Conclusion Events complete:

I – Pre-Qualifying Exam approval;
II – Qualifying Exam approval;
III – Doctoral Studies in Progress’ presentation;
IV – Participation in the events promoted by PPGI;
V – Academic production;
VI – Presentation of the required Achievement Reports.