The Master’s Program has a duration of twenty-four (24) months, subdivided into four semesters and requiring a minimum of forty-two (42) credit units from Subjects, Required Scheduled Activities, research, paper development, Qualification Exam and Public Presentation of the Dissertation. Candidates must take four required subjects in the first year of the Program (two in the first and two in the second semester), and three elective subjects, in addition to Required Scheduled Activities. In the 3rd and 4th semesters, candidates dedicate to their research and drafting the dissertation. By the end of the 3rd semester, candidates must submit their Draft for the Qualification Exam. The Master’s Dissertation must be submitted by the end of the 4th semester, according to the deadlines set forth in the program regulations.
- Applied Research Methodology for Architecture and Urban Planning: offered annually for first-semester students.
- Students Communication Journey: offered annually and alternately.
Required Scheduled Scientific Production Activity: publication of a paper in the annals of qualified events or qualified journals for the relevant domain of knowledge.
The Doctoral Program has a duration of forty-two (42) months, subdivided into seven semesters. Candidates must earn a total of sixty-two (62) credits from Subjects, Required Scheduled Activities (Thesis Seminars I, II, III and IV, Requited Scheduled Scientific Production Activity), research, paper development, Qualification Exam and Public Defense of the Thesis. They must take one required and three elective subjects, in addition to Required Scheduled Activities. The required and elective subjects must be taken in the 1st and 2nd semesters. The Qualification Project must be submitted by the 25th month of the program and the Doctoral Thesis must be submitted by the end of the 39th month of the program, according to the deadlines set forth in the Program Regulations. Beginning in the 18th month, candidates are expected to be able to take part in the Overseas Sandwich Doctorate Scholarships Program (“Programa de Bolsas de Doutorado Sanduíche no Exterior” – PDSE) for at least four months.
Thesis Development Seminars I, II, III and IV, required for classes from the 1st to the 4th semesters as a means to contribute to the evolution of the candidate’s thesis project from the beginning.
- Thesis Seminar I – data collection: precisely describe how the data needed for their doctoral research were collected and what they still intend to accomplish;
- Thesis Seminar II – expanded research project: precisely describe the structure of the research project as the researcher is advancing it. Explanation of each one of the project’s topics;
- Thesis Seminar III – Pre Examination Commission. Present the research project in its current format; report on its evolution since the project submitted for the Research Methodology subject;
- Thesis Seminar IV – complete article.
Required Scheduled Scientific Production Activity: publication of two papers in the annals of qualified events or qualified journals for the relevant domain of knowledge.
Mondays to Thursdays, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.