Admission of foreign students

Prospective students residing abroad may apply to the PPGHCS master’s or doctoral program by submitting a research proposal, which will be evaluated by the Graduate Committee.

The proposal must meet the following requirements:


Master’s

Preliminary master’s thesis proposal, 6 to 10 pages long (formatting: 1.5 spacing, body font 12). Please submit five copies. The proposal must include:

. Introduction and justification of the proposed research topic

. Explanation of how the topic relates to one of the PPGHCS lines of research

. Review of the bibliography pertaining to the proposed topic

. Preliminary indication of document sources


Doctorate

Dissertation proposal, 20 to 25 pages long (formatting: 1.5 spacing, body font 12). Please submit five copies. The proposal must include:

. Introduction and justification of the proposed research topic

. Explanation of how the topic relates to one of the PPGHCS lines of research

. Review of the bibliography pertaining to the proposed topic

. Preliminary indication of document sources

. Proposed methodology

. Bibliography used

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Timeframe

Deadline for submission of proposals: August 11

Results: December 19

School year begins: March

Grants

Candidates residing abroad who submit their application by May 1 may also apply for a grant from PEC-PG (Programa de Estudantes-Convênio de Pós-Graduação).

The PEC-PG program is run jointly by the Coordinating Agency for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). The grant is intended to afford students from developing nations an opportunity to pursue graduate studies at the master’s and PhD level at colleges and universities in Brazil. See http://www.cnpq.br/web/guest/chamadas-publicas

For further information on countries included in the program and on selection criteria, consult the manual at

Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese Language for Foreigners (CELPE-Bras)

Postdoctorate

A postdoctoral fellowship at PPGHCS affords an opportunity for researchers to conduct original research and engage in scholarly exchange with faculty and students.

The candidate’s project proposal must be submitted to the Office of the Program Chair by a PPGHCS faculty member. If the proposal is approved, this same faculty member will be responsible for supervising the fellow and making him or her part of the faculty member’s research group.

The PPGHCS Graduate Committee will evaluate the proposal from the perspective of the program’s lines of research.

http://www.cnpq.br/view/-/journal_content/56_INSTANCE_0oED/10157/2958271?COMPANY_ID=10132

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Curriculum 

Master’s Curriculum

 

Classes

1st  Term

Research Seminar I
(4 credits – 120 hours)

History and Historiography of the Sciences
(4 credits – 120 hours)

History and Historiography of Public Health
(4 credits – 120 hours)

2nd Term

Research Seminar II
(4 credits  – 120 hours)

History and Social Theory
(4 credits – 120 hours)

 

3rd Term

Research Seminar III (*)
(8 credits – 240 hours)

Candidate must take one elective
(4 credits – 120 hours)

4th Term

Research Seminar IV
(16 credits – 480 hours)

(*) During this term, by the last business day in April, candidates must take their qualifying examination. Passing this class is tied to passing the exam.


Doctoral Curriculum

 

Classes

1st Term

Research Seminar V
(4 credits – 120 hours)

History and Historiography of the Sciences
(4 credits – 120 hours)

History and Historiography of Health
(4 credits – 120 hours)

2nd Term

Research Seminar VI
(4 credits – 120 hours)

CHOOSE ONE:
History of the Sciences in Brazil
(4 credits – 120 hours)
OR
History of Health in Brazil
(4 credits – 120 hours)

FOR CANDIDATES WHO HAVE NO UNDERGRADUATE OR MASTER’S BACKGROUND IN HISTORY

History and Social Theory 
(taken with master’s candidates)
(4 credits – 120 hours)

3rd Term

Research Seminar VII
(6 credits – 180 hours)

Candidates must take two more electives
(4 credits – 120 hours – each)

NOTE: Candidates who have taken History and Social Theory need to take only one of these two electives.

4th Term

Research Seminar VIII (*)
(12 credits – 360 hours)

5th Term

Research Seminar IX
(6 credits – 180 hours)

6th Term

Research Seminar X
(6 credits – 180 hours)

7th Term

Research Seminar XI
(6 credits – 180 hours)

8th Term

Research Seminar XII
(32 credits – 960 hours)

Total: 96 credits

(*) During this term, by the end of the semester, candidates must take their qualifying examination. Passing this class is tied to passing the exam.

Master’s and Doctorate

  • Thursday Meetings: Attendance at Thursday Meetings is mandatoryfor first-semester master’s and first- and second-semester doctoral candidates (minimum presence of 75%). This requirement must be fulfilled in order to pass Research Seminar I (master’s) and Research Seminars V and VI (doctorate).

  • Credits earned for classes taken through other, CAPES-accredited graduate programs may be revalidated at the discretion of the Graduate Committee. Candidates must file a requisition and provide documentary proof. If the class earned fewer than four credits, it may be revalidated but the candidate will be required to take another class to complete overall course requirements. No classes taken more than four years prior to the year of the candidate’s enrollment at PPGHCS are eligible for revalidation.

 

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