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What is the purpose of the Master’s and Doctorate in Education?
To train scientifically qualified personnel for the exercise of professional teaching and research activities for the development of education.


Who can participate in the PPGE selection process?
For the master’s degree: Graduates in any area of ​​knowledge in a higher education course accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Education.

For the doctorate: Persons holding a master’s degree (academic or professional), recognized by the Ministry of Education.

If the person applying for the Doctoral course who does not have a Master’s degree must present documentation that proves a high level of qualification, academic production and professional and research experience, equivalent to a Master’s degree, to be evaluated by the PPGE Board.


Can anyone who has graduated from a private college participate in the PPGE selection process?
Yes. There are no restrictions, as long as the course is recognized by the Ministry of Education.


Can anyone who does not have experience with undergraduate research take a master’s degree?
Yes. However, it is necessary to be aware that the basis of training in the academic master’s degree is research.


Can undergraduates enroll in the master’s selection process?
Yes. However, if approved, upon enrollment, you must prove the completion of graduation by means of one of the following documents: a) diploma in higher education accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Education; b) or declaration of graduation conclusion, containing the end date, in the case of a public institution; c) or a statement of graduation completion containing the completion date and a copy of the diploma request protocol, in the case of a private establishment.


Can a person with a master’s degree in progress apply for the Doctoral selection process?
Yes. However, in case of approval, you will only be able to enroll in the PPGE upon presentation of the Master’s degree accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Education or a copy of the dissertation defense minutes.


When do the activities of the new PPGE class start?
Activities will begin, possibly, in September 2022.


Are the PPGE activities face-to-face or remotely?
PPGE’s master’s and doctoral courses are on-site courses. The activities that now take place remotely are due to the current health crisis.


Do I need to nominate an advisor at the time of application?
Yes. The suggestion of possible guidance is made in the electronic registration form, indicated in the Public Notice 05/2021. Before, however, it is essential to find out about the PPGE Research Lines on the program’s website, and make sure of the research area of ​​the requested advisor, consulting the Lattes curriculum. The advisors are specialized in certain scientific fields of education and assume guidance of preliminary projects linked to such fields.


Do I need to talk to the potential advisor before the selection process?
No. The selection process is impersonal. The preliminary project evaluation by potential advisors is carried out without the authorship knowledge. Therefore, we demand that the preliminary projects do not contain any type of authorship identification.


Why did the PPGE implement the quota policy?
The quota policy is part of affirmative action policies in Brazil, understood as measures that aim to repair or compensate for social inequalities and prejudices arising from a society that discriminates and violently based on gender, ethnicity, disability and xenophobia. It is not a matter of State concessions, but of duties that derive from constitutional principles, including the objective of “eradicating poverty and marginalization and reducing social and regional inequalities” and “promoting the good of all, without prejudice of origin, race, sex, color, age and any other forms of discrimination” (Article 3, Items III and IV, Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil of 1988), material equality (Article 5, caput, Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil of 1988) and the “equality of conditions for access and permanence in school” (Art. 206, Item I, Constitution of the Federative Republic of Brazil of 1988).


Do I have to pay the registration fee to participate in the PPGE selection process?
No! To affirm the public character of UFJF, enrollment in the selection process is free, as are the master’s and doctoral courses.


Do I need to take a foreign language proficiency test before joining the PPGE?
No! Proof of proficiency in a foreign language is applied only to approved people, after registration, and has its own public notice.


How many and which foreign languages ​​are accepted for the master’s and doctoral programs?
One proficiency is required for the Master and two proficiencies for the Doctorate. It is possible to take advantage of the proficiency already evaluated in the master’s degree for the doctorate. The following languages ​​are accepted: English, Spanish and French. Proficiency is verified by means of a test, applied during the first year of the course, governed by a specific public notice.


Do all approved people receive a scholarship?
No. PPGE has some scholarships granted by funding agencies (CAPES, CNPq and FAPEMIG). Due to the policy of cuts established by the Federal Government, it is not possible to grant scholarships to all people who join the PPGE.


I was ranked well in the selection. Am I more likely to receive a scholarship?
No. The scholarship selection process is separate from the selection process for new students and is governed by a specific public notice.


What do I need to do to receive a scholarship?
It is possible for PPGE students to obtain scholarships granted by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), by the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG) and by the Federal University of Juiz. from Outside (UFJF). The Program, however, receives a limited number of them and cannot guarantee them for all and everyone, which is why an annual Notice is opened from which interested parties apply. From this public notice, a scholarship reserve register is produced and, as scholarships are granted to the program or vacated by one or a student who finishes their course, they go to the people on the registration list from their classification and choice by agency.


Are the subjects concentrated on certain days of the week? Is it possible to take courses in just one shift and in a single day? Are there courses offered on Saturdays?
The offering of compulsory and elective courses follows a plan previously published on the PPGE website. They can be offered in three shifts (morning, afternoon and evening) throughout the week. There are no classes on Saturdays.


Can I use Master’s credits for my PhD?
Yes. The use must be requested at the PPGE secretariat, it will be evaluated by specific commissions and must be approved by the PPGE Board.


How many compulsory and elective courses do I have to take per semester in the master’s degree?
The compulsory subjects in the master’s are: Brazilian Education I; Research Seminar by Research Line; Research Oriented Activities I.

In addition to them, master’s students must attend four other elective courses.

What do I need to get a master’s or doctor’s degree?
In addition to being approved in the subjects, you will need to develop a dissertation (master’s) or thesis (doctoral) research under the guidance of your supervisor and be approved by a panel of experts in a public defense session. accomplished.


Approved and enrolled people need to participate in which activities in the PPGE?
There are several activities, including:

  1. meet with the advisor whenever requested or on previously scheduled dates;
  2. participate in your supervisor’s research group;
  3. participate in scientific events in the area of ​​education (conferences, symposia, colloquia, seminars, etc.);
  4. attend the theses/dissertation defenses, lectures and free courses;
  5. submit each chapter of the dissertation or thesis to his/her supervisor to be analyzed/corrected within the established deadlines;
  6. produce authored articles or together with people from the research group, aiming at publication in journals or presentation at scientific events with the consent of the supervisor.


How long does the course last?
For the master’s degree, the expected time for completion of the course is 24 months, including the completion of the disciplines and the defense of the dissertation.

For the doctorate, the estimated time for completion of the course is 48 months, including the completion of the subjects and the defense of the thesis.