Curriculum structure

Syllabus Summary – Master’s

The Master’s Program has a duration of twenty-four (24) months, subdivided into four semesters totaling 42 credits. 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 defend their Draft for the Qualification Exam. The Master’s Dissertation must be defended by the end of the 4th semester, according to the deadlines set forth in the program regulations.

Scheduled activities – Master’s

Activities deemed valid for two credits are as follows:

1) Publication of books or book chapters, whether published or awaiting publication; acceptance of one paper for publication in Qualis-ranked journals in the Administration domain or related areas; one paper presented at a scientific event of renown; other non-endogenous scientific knowledge dissemination activity approved by the counselor and the Program Coordinator, to be proven by an official statement from the institution or organization where it took place.

2) Candidate attendance at research seminars at a rate of one per semester, from the third (3rd) semester up until submission of the Dissertation.

Syllabus Summary – Doctor’s

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 two required and five elective subjects, in addition to Required Scheduled Activities and Teaching Internship for grant-earning candidates lacking undergraduate teaching experience. The required and elective subjects must be taken in the 1st and 2nd semesters. By way of exception, one subject may be taken in the third (3rd) semester. Defense of the research project under the Qualification Exam must occur by the end of the 4th semester, and defense of the Doctoral Thesis must be completed by the end of the 7th semester, as per the schedules set forth in the Program Regulations. After Qualifying, candidates are expected to complete a doctoral internship abroad with a duration of at least four months. Preferably, they are to attend a double-degree program abroad.

Elective subjects will be offered as long as a minimum of five (5) candidates are duly enrolled.

Scheduled activities – Doctor’s

Activities deemed valid for two credits are as follows:

1) Publication of books or book chapters, whether published or awaiting publication; acceptance of one paper for publication in Qualis-ranked journals in the Administration domain or related areas; two complete papers published and presented at a scientific event or accepted for publication.

2) Candidate attendance at research seminars at a rate of one per semester, from the third (3rd) semester up until submission of the Thesis.

Class Hours

Subjects are delivered in the afternoons and evenings.

Required subjects: Monday and Tuesday afternoons *.
Elective subjects: Monday and Tuesday evenings*.
Counseling: counseling is provided weekly at hours to be determined by the counselor.

*Elective subjects may on occasion be offered on Thursday evenings.

Research Seminars organized by PPGA Research Tracks are held in April and October. Attendance is mandatory for students from the third semester up until submission of the Dissertation or Thesis.