Program Requirements

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

ATTENTION!

MASTER’S / DOCTORAL DEGREE
STUDENT REPRESENTATION IN THE PPGCC COUNCILS

STUDENT REPRESENTATION IN THE PPGCC COUNCILS (required)

  • The participation of students in the PPGCC councils is mandatory;
  • All regular students – in particular the scholarship holders – are invited to seek election. If there are not enough candidates, the representatives will be chosen by lot;
  • The election takes place annually (in April) and the representatives serve for 1 (one) year, with the possibility of renewal;
  • The meetings of the delegated council are held monthly and those of the full council are scheduled on demand. The dates are published in the PPGCC’s calendar of events;
  • To find out who the current representatives are, access the “Coordination” page on the left menu.


TEACHING PRACTICUM

TEACHING PRACTICUM (required – Doctorate)

  • The teaching practicum should be done in an undergraduate course chosen by the supervisor and is mandatory for doctoral students who receive a CAPES scholarship;
  • The request for enrollment must be made at the end of the semester prior to the practicum (see the deadlines in the academic calendar) and submitted to the PPGCC office;
  • The enrollment will only take effect after approval by the Department’s Teaching Council and by the PPGCC Delegated Council;
  • Within 5 (five) business days after the end of the practicum, a report containing the evaluation of the student, the course instructor and the supervisor must be submitted.
  • The enrollment request form and the report template are available in the “Request Forms” page on the left menu.


COURSES

COURSES (required)

  • Failure in two or more courses will result in cancellation of the student’s enrollment and consequent dismissal;
  • Minimum approval grade: 7.0;
  • Total number of credits required in courses: master’s degree – 18 / doctoral degree – 36
  • By means of an exceptional exam, it is possible to be exempted from taking two of the required courses;
    Information about the exam will be passed in the first week of class by the instructor of the required course in which the student is enrolled.
  • For credit completion:
    – The student must take the three required courses and elective courses related to the line of research in which they are working;
    To check the list of PPGCC courses, go to the “Curriculum Structure” page on the left menu.
    – You can take courses from other UFSC graduate programs, as well as validate  credit courses from other graduate programs (including specialization degrees).


ENROLLMENT

ENROLLMENT (required)

  • It is not necessary to submit the proof of enrollment authorization generated by the online system to the PPGCC office. However, before enrolling, students must (obligatorily) contact their supervisors in order to define together the courses they will attend;
  • To be in good standing, the student must enroll every semester. Failure to complete the enrollment for 2 consecutive semesters will result in the student being dismissed;
  • Having completed the course credits or chosen not to attend courses in a given semester, the student must enroll in “DISSERTATION IN PROGRESS” or “THESIS IN PROGRESS”, according to their degree program;

HOW TO ENROLL?

  • IN PPGCC COURSES: course enrollments and cancellations must be done by the student through the CAPG – Graduate Academic Records System.
  • IN COURSES FROM ANOTHER GRADUATE PROGRAM AT UFSC: registration is done by the PPGCC office. Therefore, the student should:
    1 – Check all information regarding the course (if there are seats for students of other Programs, requirements, date of beginning) and obtain authorization from their supervisor;
    2 – Send an e-mail to the PPGCC office (ppgcc@contato.com.br), with copy to the supervisor, requesting the enrollment and informing the name of the Program and the course title.


LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY (required)

  • Proficiency in the following languages must be proven at the time of enrollment or during the 1st year of the program:
    – Master’s degree: English
    – Doctoral degree: English and a second language (to be defined together with the supervisor)
  • In addition to the languages above, foreign students must also prove proficiency in Portuguese;
  • The Reading Proficiency Exam (EPL) shall, mandatorily, be taken at the UFSC Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (DDLE/UFSC). Upon completion, the student must deliver the result to the PPGCC office or send it by e-mail.
  • Exam scheduling information is available at: http://proficienciadlle.com/


SEMINARS

SEMINARS (required)

  • The student must attend academic events promoted by the PPGCC, such as: qualifying examinations, dissertation or thesis defenses, lectures, among others which are posted in the “PPGCC Calendar”;
  • The student’s participation will be computed based on the attendance list available on the day of the event. The number of events each student has participated will be registered in the control sheet cited on the top of this page;
  • The rules on this activity should be verified in the PPGCC Regulation beforehand.


DISSERTATION / THESIS PREPARATION

DISSERTATION / THESIS PREPARATION(required)

  • The format required by UFSC as well as the rules for preparation of theses and dissertations are available on the UFSC Library website, at the following link: http://portal.bu.ufsc.br/normalizacao/
  • We warn that the practice of PLAGIARISM(in course papers, theses and dissertations) will be promptly punished with the appropriate measures.


DOCTOR'S PROGRESS SEMINAR - SAD

DOCTOR’S PROGRESS SEMINAR (SEMINÁRIO DE ANDAMENTO DE DOUTORADO – SAD) (required – Doctorate)

  • The rules and requirements should be verified in the PPGCC Regulation;
  • When setting the date and time with members of the SAD examining committee, it is possible to pre-reserve the seminar’s date and time in the spreadsheet available here:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aUNzUeDwvGGJjKU17AKOWskCDJVDmKuKbpKMGzglRkw/edit?usp=sharing
  • Request for scheduling on a date outside the academic week must be accompanied by justification and will be accepted only in exceptional cases;
  • The exam scheduling form is available in the “Request Forms” page on the left menu;
  • Upon receiving the request, the PPGCC office will reserve the room and send the confirmation email to the committee and the student;
  • The work must be sent to the committee, by the student, in printed or digital format, according to the external member’s preference.


QUALIFYING EXAMS (EQM e EQD)

MASTER’S QUALIFYING EXAM (EQM) (required)
DOCTORAL QUALIFYING EXAM (EQD) (required)

  • The rules and requirements should be verified in the PPGCC Regulation;
  • When setting the date and time with members of the examining committee, it is possible to PRE-RESERVEthe exam’s date and time in the spreadsheet available here:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aUNzUeDwvGGJjKU17AKOWskCDJVDmKuKbpKMGzglRkw/edit?usp=sharing
  • Request for EQMscheduling on a date outside the academic week must be accompanied by a justification and will be accepted only in exceptional cases;
  • The EQMor EQD scheduling form is available in the ”Request Forms” page on the left menu.


ARTICLE PUBLICATION

ARTICLE PUBLICATION (required)

  • The proof of article publication or acceptance of publication is among the requirements for defending the thesis or dissertation;
    • Publication requirements should be verified in the PPGCC Regulation;
    • Part of the expenses for submitting a scientific article may be funded with resources from the PPGCC and the Prorectorate for Graduate Studies (PROPG), which are provided by CAPES.

    Further information is available in the “Request Forms” page on the left menu.


DISSERTATION / THESIS DEFENSE

DISSERTATION / THESIS DEFENSE (required)

  • In order to qualify for defense, the student must fulfill all the requirements set forth in the current legislation at UFSC and in the PPGCC, such as: obtaining a final grade higher than or equal to 7.0 (or 3.0 – in the concept scale); completing all credits required in core and elective courses; publishing a scientific article; among others;
  • The form for requesting the defense scheduling, as well as the arrangements to be made before and after the defense, are available in the “Request Forms” page on the left menu;
  • The request must be made at least 30 days in advance of the date intended for the defense;
  • Before completing the form, the date and time must be previously agreed with the members appointed for the examining committee;
  • The evaluation of compliance with the requirements and the appointment of the committee is made by the PPGCC defenses committee and approved by the PPGCC delegated council.