The Graduate Program consists of 52 courses of General Training:
- 33 Special Topics,
- 2 Directed Studies and
- Master’s Dissertation or Doctoral Thesis.
A feature of the curriculum is that the courses offered are considered as being part of the Post Graduation Program without characterizing them as being specific to masters or doctorate, with the exception of Directed studies, which have different rules for the two courses.
These courses (two electives for the master’s and two compulsory for doctorate) have variable content related to the work theme, which are adjustable according to the interest of the advisor and the student, registration being required for Directed Studies I (PM055, 3 credits and 45 hours class) in the first semester for students in the Doctorate program.
Thus, doctoral candidates in the selection process must submit a Work Proposal with set theme, so allowing for enrollment in Directed Studies I in the first semester, which will help one prepare a literature review on the research topic and elaborate a work plan to be submitted to the College Program after 12 months of course, upon enrollment in Thesis (PM052).