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Postgraduate Regulations

CHAPTER I

THE ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION


Section I

Purposes

Art. 1 The Stricto Sensu Postgraduate Programs, governed by pertinent Federal Law, by the Statute and General Rules of the Methodist University of São Paulo and by this Regulation, have the following purpose:

I - promote the in-depth scientific training of lectures and researchers for the development of high-level academic and professional activities;

II - to develop systematic studies and advanced research in the various areas of concentration;

III - stimulate scientific production.


Section II

Deliberative and Executive Bodies

Art. 2 The following are deliberative and executive bodies:

I - Program Collegiate;

II - Coordination of the Program.

Art. 3 The Collegiate of the Program is a deliberative body and consists of:

I - Coordinator of the Program, its President;

II - by at least 07 (seven) and at most 15 (fifteen) permanent professors, elected by their peers, for a term of two (2) years, at the discretion of the Collegiate, the definition of holders and substitutes;

III - by 02 (two) student representatives, with one (1) holder and one (1) substitute, elected by their peers, for a one-year term in the case of the Master's degree;

IV - in the case of a PhD Program, in addition to the representatives provided  in item III, other 02 (two) student representatives, being 01 (one) holder and one (01) substitute, elected by their peers, for a term of 01 one year.

Art. 4 The Program Collegiate  is responsible for:

I – to enforce the rules in this Regulation and ensure compliance;

II - to observe, in its deliberations, the norms existing in the General Regulations of UMESP and to watch over their fulfillment.

III - to observe the guidelines of the development agencies responsible for the formulation of postgraduate policies, which work in the formation of human resources and in the incentive to research;

IV – to prepare, evaluate or propose changes to the program proposal;

V – to define the academic activities that grant credits when preparing the program proposal;

VI - analyze and approve the syllabus and bibliography of the courses of the Program;

VII - to define and implement strategies for insertion, participation and productivity of professors in the Program;

VIII – to analyze and propose actions that respond to the topics indicated in the official evaluations;

IX - to encourage teaching, research and extension activities in its area of ​​knowledge, promoting, coordinating and supervising their execution;

X - Permanently evaluate the development and results of teaching, research and extension;

XI – to collaborate with the academic bodies of the Institution;

XII – to establish norms for the elaboration of research projects of the Program;

XIII - to approve the appointment of professors to form the board of examiners for the Qualification Exam, Dissertation Presentation and Thesis Defense;

XIV - approve the professors of the Program who can guide the students in the development and elaboration of the dissertation or thesis;

XV - to examine and decide on the request for re-examination of the Collegiate decision;

XVI – to exam and decide on requests from the student body;

XVII - to subsidize the Program Coordinator in the processes of selection, promotion, licensing and dismissal of professors, under the terms of the General Rules and of the Teaching Career and Salary Plans of the Methodist University;

XVIII - to consider and decide on the acts of the Coordinator of the Program practiced ad referendum;

XIX - to carry out other duties delegated to it by the organs of the Superior Administration;

XX - to promote the evaluation of the professors of the Program

Art. 5 The Program Collegiate meets at least two (2) times per semester and, extraordinarily, upon convocation by the Program Coordinator or by 2/3 (two thirds) of its members. The issues to be addressed must be included in the convocation agenda.

Art. 6. The Coordination of the Program, is its  executive body  and is carried out by a Coordinator.

Article 7.  The Program Coordinator is responsible for:

I-  to apply and enforce the norms existing in the General Regiment of the Methodist University and watch over them;

II – to apply and enforce the rules in this Regulation and ensure compliance;

III - to exercise disciplinary power in accordance with the General Rules of the Methodist University;

IV - to comply with and enforce, within the scope of the Program, all legal decisions and norms issued by competent official and institutional bodies;

V - to convene and preside over the meetings of the Program Collegiate, with the right of  quality vote;

VI – to forward to the higher instances of the Methodist University the proposal of the program, as well as any changes approved by the Program Collegiate;

VII – to represent the Program before the authorities and organs of the Methodist University;

VIII -  to provide the competent bodies with the subsidies for the organization of the academic calendar;

IX - to elaborate the schedule of classes and activities of the Program;

X – to guide, coordinate and supervise the activities of the Program;

XI – to supervise the observance of the school system and the fulfillment of the programs and teaching plans, as well as the execution of the other Coordination projects;

XII – to inform the Director of the Faculty about the progress of the activities developed in the Program;

XIII – to prepare, within the deadlines set by the competent bodies, a report on the activities of the Program;

XIV -  to submit to the Director of the Faculty subsidies for preparation of the Program´s budget proposal;

XV - to participate in the selection, promotion, licensing and dismissal of professors, in accordance with the General Regulations and the Teaching Career and Salary Plans of the Methodist;

XVI - to plan and administer the academic activities of the Program, complying with and enforcing the provisions of these Regulations and the norms pertinent to them;

XVII - to exercise the attributions provided for in the General Regulation and those attributed to it by the organs of the Superior and Intermediate Administration of the Methodist University;

XVIII -  to guide the didactic-scientific activities pertinent to the Program;

XIX - to decide on student requirements that are on the coordination responsibility scope and refer the other cases to the assessment and deliberation of the Program Collegiate;

XX -to stimulate and maintain contacts and understandings with national and foreign organizations interested in fostering the development of postgraduate programs;

XXI – to stimulate understanding with Higher Education and Research Institutions, aiming at scientific, cultural, teaching and technical exchange;

XXII - to promote scientific events related to the production of the Program



CHAPTER II

THE ACADEMIC ORGANIZATION


Section I

Didactic-Academic Organization

Art. 8 The didactic-academic organization of the Program consists of the set of activities defined by its Collegiate in the proposal of the program.

Art. 9º The proposal of the program must contain, consistently and coherently the evaluation standards of the national postgraduate system:

I - objectives;

II - area (s) of concentration;

III - lines of research;

IV - research projects;

V – Curricular structure, specifying the compulsory and optional academic activities that grant credits and are subject to evaluation, and academic activities that only confer credits.


Section II

Academic Degrees

Art. 10 The academic degrees conferred by the Stricto Sensu Programs are:

I - Masters (Academic and Professional)

II - Doctorate

Sole paragraph. The diploma conferring the respective degree will be issued with the indication of the concentration area in which the student was titled.
 

Art. 11 To obtain the degree of Master, the student must meet the following requirements:

I – to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language; In the language of sacred texts when applicable;

II -  to fulfill, with approval, the credits defined in the proposal of the Program;

III –to obtain approval in the Qualification Exam;

IV – to obtain approval in the dissertation presentation
 

Art. 12 To obtain the degree of Doctor, the student must meet the following requirements:

I – to demonstrate proficiency in foreign languages; In the language of sacred texts when applicable;

II – to fulfill, with approval, the credits defined in the proposal of the Program;

III – to obtain approval in the Qualification Exam;

IV –to obtain approval in the Defense of Thesis.

Sole paragraph: The delivery of the diploma is subject to the protocol of the final version, complying with the requirements described on § 3 of Art. 35.


Section III

Credits

Art. 13. The academic activities necessary to obtain the academic degree are expressed in units of credit.

Sole paragraph. The unit of credit corresponds to 15 (fifteen) hours / credit

Art. 14 The student must complete at least 30 (thirty) credits for the Master and 48 (forty-eight) credits for the PhD in academic activities, taking into account the requirements of each Program.

Sole paragraph. From the total credits required, at least 70% (seventy percent) must be fulfilled in the Program itself.


Section IV

Credits recognition

Art. 15 The regular student may require the use of credits made in Stricto Sensu Graduate Programs that are  recognized by the MEC, and must present the following documents:

I - original document issued by the institution of origin, containing the teaching plan of the discipline and the title of the professor-in-charge, the hours of the course and the final concept clearly indicating approval in the discipline.

Paragraph 1. The utilization of credits referred to in the caput of this article will be decided, after examination of each case, by the Program Collegiate

Paragraph 2. In the case of an incomplete Master's Degree, students may have equivalence of up to 12 (twelve) credits in disciplines, when carried out in the period up to 05 (five) years, and up to 09 (nine) credits in disciplines, when performed in a period superior to 05 (five) years.

Paragraph 3. In the case of a Doctorate not completed, students may have the equivalence of up to 18 (eighteen) credits in disciplines, when carried out in the period up to 05 (five) years, and up to 15 (fifteen) credits in disciplines, when performed In a period exceeding five (5) years.

Art. 16 The regular student may require the use of credits obtained in Graduate Programs of Foreign Institutions, and must present the following documents:

I - School record issued by the institution of origin containing the hours of the subject to be used and the concept clearly indicating the student's approval;

II - The title of the professor-in charge of the discipline, along with the teaching plan of the same;

III - the documentation must be notarized by the competent Brazilian consular authority in the country of origin, in addition to being translated into Portuguese by a sworn translator.


Section V

Deadlines

Art. 17 The student will have a minimum term of 12 (twelve) and a maximum of 24 (twenty-four) months, to handle to the Postgraduate Secretariat the final version of his dissertation.

Art. 18 The student will have a minimum period of 24 (twenty-four) and a maximum of 48 (forty- eight) months, to handle to the Postgraduate Department the final version of his thesis.

Art. 19 The presentation of the dissertation or the defense of the thesis will take place in public session before the board of examiners.

Sole paragraph. The presentation of the dissertation and the defense of the thesis will be carried out in a period not exceeding 60 (sixty) days from the date of the constitution of the board of examiners by the Program Collegiate


Section VI

Extension of Deadlines

Art. 20 The student approved in the Qualification Examination it is allowed to request an extension of the deadline for the delivery of a dissertation or thesis, within 90 (ninety) days before the expiration of the validity period. This should come along with a justification explaining the inescapable difficulties under which the development of the research within the regulatory deadline was not accomplished. A timeline with a forecast of completion, as well as the opinion of the adviser, for appreciation by the collegiate is also required.

§ 1º Based on the justification presented, in accordance with the opinion of the professor-supervisor, the Program collegiate will decide on the authorization or not of the requested term.

Paragraph 2. The extension shall begin in the month following the expiration of the student's regular term.

Paragraph 3 - The presentation of the dissertation and the defense of the thesis must occur no later than 06 (six) months, after the expiration of the period of validity.

Paragraph 4 – Once the Program Collegiate has granted an extension of time, the student must enroll immediately and exclusively in the orientation activity until delivery of the text to be submitted to the board of examiners at the Postgraduate Secretariat, respecting the extension period defined by the Collegiate from the program.


Section VII

Number of vacancies

Article 21 The number of places offered in each Program shall be fixed considering the proportion of the teaching hours available in the Program and the guidelines issued by the higher bodies of the Methodist University and CAPES.


Section VIII

Professor-adviser

Art. 22.  The orientation of dissertation and thesis should be carried out by a professor holding a doctorate degree and a member of the Faculty of the Program.

Paragraph 1 – To the Professor-Adviser, selected among the professors who are part of the Program and approved by the Collegiate of the same, must guide the student in the development and elaboration of the dissertation or thesis.

Paragraph 2 - In no case, the orientation of a teacher who has up to the third degree of kinship with a student of the program will be allowed.

 

Section IX

Evaluation

Art. 23 For activities that are subject to evaluation according to the program proposal, the following concepts should be used:

I - A - Excellent - 9.0 to 10.0

II-B-Good - 8.0 to 8.9

III - C - Regular - 7.0 to 7.9

IV - D - Insufficient - less than 7,0
 

§ 1º The concepts A, B, C with minimum frequency of 75%, grant approval, giving right to the corresponding credits.

Paragraph 2 - Situations that do not allow the assignment of a definitive concept will be expressed by the letter "E" and indicate pending issues that must be solved within a maximum period of 01 (one) month, from its publication.

§ 3º Pending not resolved within the period indicated in the previous paragraph will automatically lead to the concept "D".

§ 4 After the publication of the concepts, the student will have 01 (one) month to request the revision of the evaluation results and frequency of the courses taken in that semester.

 

Section X

Disapproval

Art. 24 Failure to perform credit and evaluation activities may occur in the occurrence of one or more of the following situations:

I - frequency of less than 75% of the workload present in the academic activity, not being entitled to the corresponding credits and workload.

II - obtaining the concept D, which does not grant credits, although the activity appears in the school history.

Paragraph 1 - The student who fails in up to two activities that grant credits  may retake them, in order to replace them in his / her school record, being entitled to the corresponding credits in case of approval and minimum frequency of 75%.

§ 2.  The activities that grant credit are subject to proof of the frequency of 75%.

 

Section XI

Termination

Article 25 The termination may occur if one or more of the following situations take place:

I - to stop enrolling regularly, in each academic period, within the deadline established in the Academic Calendar of Postgraduate Programs;

II – to not return to the course within the regular enrollment term related to the subsequent semester to the leave of absence period;

III - be denied three or more academic activities conferring credit and evaluation;

IV - not submit within 1 (one) year the proficiency of foreign language, language of sacred texts when applicable or Portuguese language for foreigners;

V – To fail twice, in the Qualification Exam;

VI – To fail in the Presentation of the Dissertation or Defense of the Thesis;

VII - at the request of the interested party;

VIII - fail to comply with any activity or requirement within the regimental deadlines;

IX - use of ideological falsehood in the presentation of documents and information about himself.

X – to use of plagiarism proven by report of an Inquiry Commission;

XI - insufficient academic performance, decided by the Program Collegiate, observing the following procedures:

A) The supervisor must communicate the unsatisfactory situation regarding his / her student´s academic performance to the Coordination of the Program, in a written and duly substantiated report;

B) The student will be notified by the Coordination of the Program with the consent of the adviser;

C) After hearing the student, the supervisor will propose a timetable with a fixed term, indicating the activities to be carried  out and the results to be achieved;

D) After this period, the adviser will issue a new evaluation opinion to the Coordination of the Program;

E) In the event of insufficiency, the Coordination refers the matter to the Program Collegiate for a final decision-making.

§ 1 The semester report, prepared by the supervisor, with the student's awareness, will  be filed in his academic record, in the Postgraduate Secretariat.

§ 2 The return of the dismissed student will only take place through a new selection process.

 

Section XII

Qualification exam

Art. 26 The Qualification Exam includes the evaluation of the student's academic life report and the dissertation project or thesis.

Art. 27 The Qualification Examination will be held before an examining board composed of 03 (three) professors holding the doctor's degree, being indicated and presided over by the professor-supervisor.

Sole paragraph. The request for the Qualification Examination can only be sent to the Program Collegiate with the approval of the Teacher-Adviser, which is expressed through a specific form.

Art. 28 The application for the Qualification Examination may only be submitted to the Collegiate of the Program with the consent of the Professor-Adviser, who expresses himself through a specific form.

Sole paragraph. The participation of the counselor´s relatives and the members of the board of examiners mentioned in the caput of this article that are related up to the third degree will not be allowed.

Article 29. The result of the Qualification Examination is expressed through an approving or disapproving concept.

Art. 30.  Students who are not approved in the Qualification Examination may be retested within a period of no more than 06 (six) months, counting from the date of the first exam, after the teacher's Periods established by Articles 18 and 19 of this Regulation.

Art. 31.  For enrollment in the Qualification Examination the student should:

I - demonstrate proficiency in 01 (one) foreign language for master's degree and 02 (two) for doctorate, respecting the specificities of each program;

II - have successfully completed all credits in subjects required by the Program;

III - present 04 (four) copies of the research project according to the norms established by the Program Collegiate.

Art. 32.  Exceptionally and subject to the following criteria, the board of examiners of the Qualification Examination may recommend to the Program Collegiate the student's examination directly to the doctorate (Direct Doctorate), in the following situations:

I - Upon request of the interested party through a specific form provided by the Postgraduate Secretariat;

II - When the quality of the project and the erudition of the student in front of the board of examiners so recommend it;

III - Based on the adviser's opinion, based on the student's proven scientific output and Curriculum Lattes.

 

Paragraph 1. The decision to recommend the student to the Direct Doctorate shall be taken by unanimous decision of the board of examiners.

Paragraph 2. The board of examiners shall formally forward its decision to the Program Coordinator, who shall submit it for analysis of the Program Collegiate.

Paragraph 3. In case of a favorable opinion for the student to go to the Direct Doctorate, the Program Collegiate will request the opinion of an external professor regarding the quality of the project, the relevance of the scientific production and the professional experience of the student.

Paragraph 4. The external reviewer shall forward his opinion to the Program Collegiate, which shall issue a conclusive opinion.

Paragraph 5 - The final decision on the application for a Direct Doctorate must be issued within a period of no more than 60 (sixty) days, counted from the Qualification Examination of the Masters mentioned in the main section of this article.

Art. 33.  The transition to the PhD, understood as a change of level, will be admitted until the 18th (eighteenth) month, counted from the admission to the Master, and will take place in the semester subsequent to the approval.

Art. 34.  CAPES scholarship holders promoted in advance and directly from the masters to the doctorate degree, in addition to complying with the provisions of this regulation, must abide to the specific norms of this development agency.

 

Section XIII

Dissertation and Thesis

Art. 35 For the presentation of the Dissertation or Defense of Thesis, it will be required the authorization of the professor-adviser in a specific form. The student will submit to the Postgraduate Secretariat, 03 (three) copies of the text to be submitted to the board of examiners, in the case of the Masters and 05 (five) copies, in the case of the Doctorate.

Paragraph 1. The student must submit a new printed copy if a substitute professor needs to take part in the board of examiners.

Paragraph 2. Both the dissertation and the thesis must be written in Portuguese, containing summaries in two languages: Portuguese and English, or in the English language with a summary in Portuguese.

Paragraph 3. After the presentation of the Dissertation and the defense of the Thesis, the student will have 60 (sixty) days to handle the final version of the text approved in the Postgraduate Secretariat in 03 (three) printed copies, according to ABNT standards Or equivalent, bound in royal blue hardcover, and other requirements of the programs determined in specific legislation.

Paragraph 4. The final version of the approved text of the dissertation and thesis will include the recommendations of the board of examiners specified in its own form. 

Paragraph 5- It is incumbent upon the Professor to supervise the incorporation of the recommendations of the board of examiners into the final text of the Dissertation or Thesis, which attests by means of signing a pertinent document.

Paragraph 6- With the printed copies the student must handle the same text to the Post Graduate Secretariat, in a single file and in the Word format, recorded in CD-ROMs.

Paragraph 7 At the time of delivery of the final copies, the student must complete the Authorization Term for Publication of the Dissertation or Electronic Thesis in the UMESP´s Digital Library.

Art. 36 The Publication of the call for presentation of the dissertation and defense of thesis will be elaborated by the Secretary of the Postgraduate Program to which the student is bound and will be affixed in their respective notice boards for at least 15 (fifteen) days that precedes the date of the presentation of dissertation or defense of thesis.

Art. 37 The board of examiners of the Master dissertation will be composed of 03 (three) full members, one from UMESP and one external to UMESP, and for the PhD thesis by 05 (five) full members, two of them from UMESP and Two external to UMESP, to be appointed and chaired by the professor-adviser and approved by the Program Collegiate.

Paragraph 1. The examining board shall have, in addition to the holders, 01 (one) internal and one external member for the master's degree and 02 (two) internal and 02 (two) external members for the doctorate.

Paragraph 2. The participation of relatives up to the third degree of the student, the adviser and the other members of the dissertation and the thesis board of examiners shall not  be allowed.

Paragraph 3. The student is allowed to request the replacement of the name of one of the members of the board of examiners, within a period not exceeding 15 (fifteen) days, from the date of the constitution of the board of examiners by the Program Collegiate.

I - The request must be presented, in writing, directly to the Coordination of the respective Program.

Paragraph 4. In the event that the adviser cannot preside over the examining board, the Program Collegiate will appoint an ad hoc chair.

Art. 38 Once the public session of the presentation of the dissertation or defense of the thesis has closed, the examining board will meet in private so that each examiner expresses their evaluation.

Paragraph 1 The evaluation done by the examiners is expressed by the concepts: Approved with Praise - Summa Cum Laude; Approved or Disapproved.

Paragraph 2 - With regard to the situation of approval with praise - Summa Cum Laude, the final result will be defined by the unanimity by the board of examiners.

Paragraph 3 The concepts Approved and Disapproved can be attributed by the majority of the board of examiners member.

 

Art. 39 The student who does not attend the examination the date previously scheduled for the  qualification, presentation of dissertation or defense of thesis will automatically be dismissed from the Program if does not present, in a period of 48 hours, a written justification proving the emergency that prevented his presence.

Sole paragraph. The justifications will be evaluated by the Coordination of the Program, which, if accepted, will set a new date for the said exams.

 

CHAPTER III

OF ACADEMIC TRAJECTORY

Section I

Selective process

Art. 40 The Selective Process shall begin with the Call for Proposals, to be  prepared by the Programs and shall include the following information:

I - Concentration Area (s);

II - Research Line (s);

III - Number of vacancies;

IV - Faculty;

V - Profile of the candidate;

VI - Place, dates, times and procedures for registration;

VII - Required documentation;

VIII - Location, dates, times and phases of the selection;

IX - Place and date of disclosure of results;

X - Dates of registration;

XI - Attachments: Bibliography, guide for elaboration of the Research Project.

 

Section II

Registration

Art. 41 For registration in the selection process, the candidate must present a diploma and transcripts as below, in addition to other documents described in the Student Selection Call.

I - Duly registered graduation diploma and Master's degree, issued by institutions with Stricto Sensu Postgraduate Program recognized by MEC and duly registered;

II - School Transcript issued by a Foreign Institution must be authenticated by the Brazilian the  competent consular authority in the country of origin of the documentation, in addition to being translated into Portuguese by a sworn translator; 

 

Sole paragraph. Diplomas obtained abroad will only be accepted if properly revalidated in Brazil, according to pertinent legislation.

 

Section III

Selection Process

Art. 42 The candidates selection process will be made according to criteria defined in each Program, specified in the Student Selection Call, which may include analysis and evaluation of:

I - Curriculum Lattes;

II - Research project presented by the candidate in the application;

III - Written test;

IV - Proficiency in foreign language (s);

V - Interview.

Paragraph 1. At the discretion of each Postgraduate Program, the Examination of Foreign Language Proficiency may be used, and the candidate must present, at the time of enrollment, a certificate issued by a duly accredited school or a Stricto-Sensu Graduate Program recognized by the MEC.

§ 2o Foreign students will be required, in addition to the language (s) required by the Program, the Portuguese Language Proficiency Exam (CELPE-BRAS).

Paragraph 3 Candidates admitted to the Program, with pending proof of proficiency in a foreign language, or with a sacred language, must resolve it within a maximum period of 01 (one) year, from the date of the beginning of the academic activities, according to The schedule of each Program.

§ 4º Foreign applicants admitted to the Program will have a maximum period of 01 (one) year to prove proficiency in Portuguese Language, through the CELPE-BRAS exam, according to the pertinent legislation.

 

Section IV

Registration

Art. 43 The enrollment must be made compulsory, in each academic semester, within the deadlines established in the Academic Calendar of the Graduate Programs.

Art. 44 The student must be enrolled in Dissertation Orientation or Thesis while not completing the final dissertation or thesis work.

Sole paragraph. The student can only enroll in Thesis Guidance or Thesis with the advice of the professor-adviser

 

Section IV

Registration

Art. 43 The enrollment must be made compulsory, in each academic semester, within the deadlines established in the Academic Calendar of the Graduate Programs.

Art. 44 The student must be enrolled in Dissertation Orientation or Thesis while not completing the final dissertation or thesis work.

Sole paragraph. The student can only enroll in Thesis Guidance or Thesis with the advice of the professor-adviser

Art. 45 The candidate classified in the selection exam that does not enroll in the term established by the Academic Calendar of the Graduate Programs will be considered to be withdrawn.

 

Section IV

Registration

Art. 43 The enrollment must be made compulsory, in each academic semester, within the deadlines established in the Academic Calendar of the Graduate Programs.

Art. 44 The student must be enrolled in Dissertation Orientation or Thesis while not completing the final dissertation or thesis work.

Sole paragraph. The student can only enroll in Thesis Guidance or Thesis with the advice of the professor-adviser.

Art. 45 The candidate classified in the selection exam that does not enroll in the term established by the Academic Calendar of the Graduate Programs will be considered to be withdrawn.

Art. 46 Simultaneous enrollment in courses offered in up to 02 (two) Master's or PhD courses of the Methodist will be allowed, under the following conditions:

I - the course to be taken should be relevant to the topic of the dissertation or thesis to be addressed by the student;

II - the chosen discipline should have availability of vacancies.

Paragraph 1 - Simultaneous enrollment does not create an additional burden for the student.

Paragraph 2 - The application, signed by the student and with a favorable manifestation of the advisor, will be sent to the Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program, in which the discipline. 

Paragraph 2 - The application, signed by the student and with a favorable manifestation of the tutor, will be sent to the Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program, in which the required course is linked, for approval, which will count on the consent of the professor responsible for the respective discipline.

Art. 47 Registration shall not be accepted as a student listener, for any reason whatsoever.


Section V

Leave of Absence and Suspension of Enrollment

Art. 48 The student can be granted a leave of absence with complete cessation of academic activities, in the Program during one (1) semester, with justification, opinion of the advisor and awareness of the respective Collegiate.

Art. 49 The request for a leave of absence will only be granted after the student has completed at least 01 (one) semester in the Program and in the last semester of the regimental term only if he / she has passed the Qualification Exam.

Sole paragraph. The student who fails the Qualification Examination may only request a leave of absence after successfully completing the new examination.

Art. 50 The leave of absence period does not extend the maximum completion period stipulated for each course.

Art. 51 It is possible for the student to request the suspension of the enrollment in a discipline, once only, since he is enrolled in more than one discipline.
 

Section VI

Special Regime

Art. 52 It may be admitted to enroll in subjects of the Program, as a student in Special Regime,  candidates who present a copy of the duly registered undergraduate diploma and a Master's degree, issued by institutions with Stricto Sensu Graduate Program recognized by the MEC duly registered, curriculum lattes, 01 photo 3x4 and identity card or RNE (for foreigners).

§ 1º The condition of student in Special Regime is admitted for two academic semesters.

§ 2º The student in Special Regime may take a maximum of 02 (two) subjects, per semester, preferably elective courses, subject to the availability of a vacancy in the requested discipline.

§ 3º The student in Special Regime assumes the same obligations of the regular students in the scope of the discipline (s) that they study.

§ 4º If the student in Special Regime competes to be classified for a vacancy in the Stricto Sensu Program, he may request the use of the credits previously concluded, at the discretion of the Collegiate of each Program.
 

Section VII

Doctorate Direct

Art. 53 The student approved for the Direct Doctorate shall:

I - fulfill all the academic requirements foreseen for the Doctorate; 

II - to carry out their proficiency examination in a second foreign language within 60 (sixty) days from the actual entry into the PhD.

§ 1º The use of credits made in the Masters will be decided by the Program Collegiate.

§ 2º The student will have a maximum period of 60 (sixty) months, counting from the admission to the Master, to deposit the final version of his thesis in the Postgraduate Secretariat.

Paragraph 3. The student, pending proof of proficiency in the second foreign language, shall solve it within a maximum of one (01) year, as of the date of the knowledge about  the result of exam failure.
 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Art. 54 The Rectorate may establish complementary norms for the purpose of the operation of the Stricto Sensu Postgraduate Programs, resolving also omissive or dubious cases.

Art. 55 Specific cases will be dealt with by the Collegiates of Programs and approved by the Postgraduate and Research Office, through an Administrative Act.

 

Specific Regulations of the Graduate Program in Education

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