Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree

  • Complete a minimum of 96 (ninety six) credit units (1 credit unit = 15 hours), being 32 (thirty-two) in coursework and 64 (sixty-four) in the Dissertation development
  • Approval in English Language Proficiency during the admission test
  • Deposit the Dissertation document within 30 (thirty) months after enrollment
  • Approval in the Qualifying Exam
  • Approval in a public defense of the Dissertation document

Doctor’s degree

  • Complete a minimum of 192 (one-hundred and ninety-two) credit units, being 48 (forty-eight) in coursework and 144 (one-hundred and forty-four) in the Thesis development;
  • Approval in English Language Proficiency during the admission test
  • Deposit the Thesis document within 42 (forty-two) months after enrollment
  • Approval in the Qualifying Exam
  • Approval in the public defense of the Thesis document

Doctor’s degree (Direct Doctorate)

  • Complete a minimum of 224 (two-hundred and twenty-four) credit units, being 80 (eighty) in coursework and 144 (one-hundred and forty-four) in the Thesis development
  • Approval in English Language Proficiency during the admission test
  • Deposit the Dissertation document within 54 (fifty-four) months after enrollment
  • Approval in the Qualifying Exam
  • Approval in the public defense of the Thesis document