Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree

  • 48 coursework credits (each credit is equivalent to 15 hours) and 48 dissertation credits
  • English language proficiency
  • Foreign students must show evidence of Portuguese proficiency through the Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese for Foreigners CELPE-Bras, intermediate or higher levels of certification within 12 months after enrollment;
  • Completion of all requirements, including Qualifying Exam and deposit of dissertation within 30 months of initial registration in the graduate program
  • A dissertation supervised by the academic Advisor to be defended in a final oral examination by an Examination Committee