Master’s Degree

Admission process

Applications are open periodically and published on the website of the Program. The admission includes a written exam in Biochemistry, a CV, and an interview promoted by the Program’s commission.

According to the affirmative action policy, 20% of vacancies are guaranteed for black candidates from Indigenous or Quilombola communities and candidates in a socioeconomic vulnerability situation. Additionally, 10% of vacancies are guaranteed for candidates with disabilities.

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Program Structure

Master’s degree students must complete 24 credits, 18 credits in disciplines, and 6 credits related to the Dissertation. The disciplines Advanced Biochemistry (4 credits), Seminars – I (2 credits), and Seminars II (2 credits) are mandatory. The other credits can be obtained from the elective course(s) and special topics courses. Courses from other Graduation Programs can be validated if approved by the Program’s Council. Students (Masters and Doctoral students) with a CAPES scholarship must, on a CAPES requirement, attend a course on Teaching in Biochemistry. Master’s degree students have one year to present a Proficiency Test in a foreign language (English).