Qualificação

Qualifying examination

                The qualifying examination is demanded not only in the Master program, but also in the Doctorate program. The student is responsible for its own assignment for the qualifying examination and it has to be accomplished according to the deadline established by the program.

                The examination has to occur in a maximum of 60 days after the assignment accomplished by the student.

                The student that for some reason does not do the examination in the predicted period will be automatically disconnected from the program, in accordance with Item V, Article 52 (Graduate Statute of the University of São Paulo).

                The examining committee is necessarily consisted of three members, who need to hold at least a PhD degree.

 

Master Program

                The Master Student has to sign up to such examination in a maximum period of 15 months after the first enrollment in the course.

                The purpose of the qualifying examination is to evaluate the knowledge acquired in the disciplines and the theme of the project, besides examining the ability of the student to carry out a research project.

                The qualifying examination for Master students consists of the previous analysis of the academic performance, the oral presentation and the presentation of a research project.

                The Examining Committee of the qualifying examination should consist of the Supervisor plus two other Professors (With PhD degree) and the respective alternate members (considering the approval of CCP).

REGISTRATION: when signing up for the qualifying examination, the student must deliver (i) the letter of acceptance signed by the supervisor with the indication of the Examining Committee, as well as the expected date for the accomplishment of the examination; (ii) the registration form; and (iii) the pre-project.

 

THE EXAMINATION: in order to accomplish the examination, the student has to (30 days after the registration) deliver at the Coordination Office three copies of the research project.

- The oral presentation, accomplished publicly, has to last at least twenty and at maximum thirty minutes, being followed by ponderations accomplished by the members of the Examining Committee; each member has up to thirty minutes to make considerations and the student has same amount of time to answer questions.

- In the Master program, the knowledge about the final assignment will be evaluated.

- The qualifying examination can be accomplished after the student obtains 30 (thirty) credits from the disciplines.

- The Examining Committee can:

        - Approve the Master student;

        - Approve the Master student with an indication for a transfer for a Direct Doctorate Program;

        - Or fail the student (according to Item VIII.4). In that case, the student gets no grade and there might be a course transfer, when pertinent.

- The Examining Committee can indicate the transfer of the Master Program to the Direct Doctorate Program according to the following criteria:

          a) Interest of the student and accordance from the supervisor;

          b) The student has to have at least one article accepted for publication in a scientific journal;

          c) The project presented by the student needs to be academically relevant and unique;

          d) The student needs to have a very satisfactory academic performance (Grade A or B in the disciplines attended by the student).

- Taking into account the indication of the Examining Committee, CCP will analyze the final result of the Qualifying Examination in order to approve or disapprove the transfer of the student to the Direct Doctorate program.

 

Doctorate

                The doctorate student has to sign up for the accomplishment of the qualifying examination in a maximum of 24 (twenty-four) months after the beginning of the enrollment at the program.

                The purpose of the qualifying examination is to evaluate the knowledge acquired by the student in the disciplines attended in the program and the theme of the project, besides the ability of the student to carry out her/his own research project.

                The Qualifying Examination for Doctorate students consists of the presentation of a determined research project.

               

REGISTRATION: when signing up for the qualifying examination, the student must deliver (i) the letter of acceptance signed by the supervisor with the indication of the Examining Committee, as well as the expected date for the accomplishment of the examination; (ii) the registration form; and (iii) the pre-project.

 

THE EXAMINATION: in order to accomplish the examination, the student has to (30 days after the registration in the program) deliver at the Coordination Office three copies of the research project.

- The oral presentation, accomplished publicly, has to last at least twenty and at maximum thirty minutes, being followed by ponderations accomplished by the members of the Examining Committee; each member has up to thirty minutes to make considerations and the student has same amount of time to answer questions.

                During the examination, the knowledge of the student about the theme of the thesis and about the basic current literature will be evaluated, as well as the structure proposed for the thesis, the maturity and the knowledge of the student when developing such structure.

                The Examining Committee of the Qualifying Examination consists of the Supervisor and two other professors (with PhD degree) and the respective alternate members approved by CCP.

               

Direct Doctorate Program

The student that is approved at the Qualifying Examination and is indicated to transfer to a Direct Doctorate Program should accomplish a new Qualifying Examination.

                The Direct Doctorate student has to sign up for the accomplishment of the Qualifying Examination in maximum 27 (twenty-seven) months after the beginning of the enrollment at the program.

                The purpose of the Qualifying Examination in the Direct Doctorate Program is the same one mentioned in the Doctorate. This examination will be accomplished in accordance with the rules established by doctorate regulations.

 

FAILING THE QUALIFYING EXAMINATION

The student that fails the Qualifying Examination can sign up for a new trial only once; such sign up has to be done 10 (ten) days after the accomplishment of the first examination. The second examination has to be accomplished within 60 (sixty) days after the submission. If the student fails one more time, its registration will be cancelled and he/she will only get the certificate related to the disciplines attended in the program.