The master’s and doctoral courses follow the Postgraduate Regulations of USP and the Specific Rules for Postgraduate Courses. Master’s, Doctoral and Direct Doctorate students must take at least one discipline that addresses the methodological dimension of research, on a mandatory basis , as stated in the program regulations.

The duration of the Master’s Degree course is up to:
a) 30 months (without scholarship);
b) 24 months (with scholarship);

The Master’s Degree course consists in:
1. taking classes totaling 48 (forty-eight) credits;
2. taking the “Pedagogic Preparation” class (compulsory for CAPES scholarship holders). Allows graduate students to participate in an Internship Program according to the graduation discipline;
3. participating in periodical orientation meetings;
4. participating in academic and scientific activities in the area of study and in seminars offered by the graduate course;
5. developing the dissertation topic on the advisor’s line of research;
6. taking the General Qualifying Examination. This is a requirement to obtain a master’s degree. Students may apply for the Qualifying Examination after having earned 24 (twenty-four) credits demanded in the course. Students must apply for the Qualifying Examination within 60 (sixty) percent of the maximum interval for the dissertation deposit.
7. preparing the dissertation and participating in the public defense of the paper;
8. making the dissertation available on the SABER USP portal. Upon depositing dissertations, students must make them integrally available for publication on the Portal.