The selection process is carried out for Master, Doctorate (for student with the title of Master by USP or recognized by USP) and Direct Doctorate. The documents for registration, the number of places available, the list of supervisors, curriculum evaluation items, the grade of each item and the final average of approval, topics and bibliography indicated for the selection process, will be included in a specific Notice to be published in the Official Gazette of the State of São Paulo (DOE) and in the website https://www.ip.usp.br/pos and by means of printed material.
The selection process for the Master’s and Doctoral Degree is composed of eliminatory exams of proficiency in a foreign language; memorial-curriculum, proof of knowledge and reflection on the field of Clinical Psychology and Arguement of the Research and Curriculum Project. The evaluation will be done by the Examining Committee indicated by the PCC. In all tests the candidate should at least obtain the concept C (grade 7.0 or 7.5 or 7.9).
In the evaluation of each of the tests (stages) are used criteria defined by the CCP, aiming to promote a rigorous and fair selection process in the selection of the students that will be part of the Program. It is part of the educational horizon of the Clinical Psychology Program to make the selection based on the profile of the student that is in tune with the mission of the Program. The Postgraduate Program in Clinical Psychology intends to train faculty-researchers, who may be enrolled in graduate programs in the country and in research centers in Brazil and abroad. This means selecting candidates who have pathways involved in the academic life and position investigated before the problems posed by the complexity of the human being in the field of Clinical Psychology.
Each of the steps that make up the selection process seeks to evaluate an aspect of the student profile, as described below:
1. Proficiency in Foreign Language: In addition to this test being demanded by the Graduate Regiment of the University of São Paulo, the program seeks to evaluate through it the student’s ability to read the bibliographic material of the candidate’s theoretical reference, as well as the possibility of the candidate to participate in congresses and international exchanges and internships abroad.
2. Memorial in Research Project: aims to evaluate the candidate’s career (professional and academic career, assimilation and destination of professional and academic experiences, focus of reflection and research resulting from the academic and professional career, scientific initiation, participation in research groups, research, professional experience, organization and participation in events, publications, capacity to organize research project properly, among others)
3. Proof of knowledge and reflection on the field of Clinical Psychology: the candidate’s ability to problematize and focus on research themes, possibility of dialoguing research questions with the literature of the area, thematization of methodological and epistemological issues, domain of theoretical reference which will base the candidate’s research.
4. Arguing the Research Project and Curriculum: seeks to clarify and discuss aspects of the candidate’s course, aiming to investigate their consistency and availability and implication in conducting research and dedicate themselves to the graduate program in a manner consistent with the educational horizon of the program ; The research project was designed to focus on the relevance of the research focus in relation to the candidate’s course, socio-cultural context and the research lines of the program, evaluation of the methodological consistency of the project; possibility of being oriented in his research project, an aspect that can be evaluated by the candidate’s ability to maintain a reflexive dialogue with the examining bank.