Curricular structure of the program

DEADLINES

In the Master’s program, the deadline for depositing the master’s thesis is 27 months.

In the Doctorate program, for those holding the master’s degree, the deadline to deposit the thesis is 48 months.

In the Doctorate program, for those without a master’s degree (Direct Doctorate), the deadline to deposit the thesis is 60 months.

In any of the programs, in exceptional duly justified cases, students may request an extension for a maximum period of 90 days.

 

MINIMUM CREDITS

The Master’s student must complete a minimum of credit units, as follows:

- 128 credit units, 64 in courses and 64 in the dissertation.

The Doctorate student, who holds a Master’s degree from USP or recognized by it, must complete a minimum of credit units, as follows:

- 188 credit units, 68 in courses and 120 in the thesis.

The Doctorate student, who has not obtained a Master’s degree previously, must complete a minimum of credit units, as follows:

- 212 credit units, 92 in courses and 120 in the thesis.

 

SPECIAL CREDITS

A maximum of 12 credits may be granted as special credits, which will be counted towards the minimum course credits, for the Doctorate and Direct Doctorate programs. Such credits are specified in the items below:

a. Publication of articles in journals with an arbitration process. The academic merit of scientific production will be evaluated by the Program Coordinating Committee (up to 6 (six) credits per article);

b. Successful participation in the Supervised Teaching Internship of the Higher Education Improvement Program (PAE) (4 (four) credits per participation), with a maximum limit of 8 credits in this category;

c. In the case of participation in Congresses, Workshops, Symposiums, or any other type of scientific meeting with the presentation of a complete paper in which the student is a co-author and is published (in printed or digital form) in annals (or similar), the number of credits granted is equal to 1 (one) per event subject to the evaluation of academic merit of the event by the Program Coordinating Committee with a maximum limit of 4 (four) credits in this category.

 

REQUIRED COURSES

For students of the master’s course, the following courses are required:

EAE6021 - Macroeconomics I;

EAE6022 - Macroeconomics II;

EAE6023 - Macroeconomics III;

EAE6025 - Microeconomics I;

EAE6026 - Microeconomics II;

EAE6027 - Microeconomics III;

EAE6029 - Econometrics I;

EAE6030 - Econometrics II;

EAE6031 - Econometrics III;

EAE5841 - Mathematical Economics;

EAE6020 - Research Techniques in Economics

For doctorate students in the area of concentration in Economic Theory, the following courses are required:

EAE6021 - Macroeconomics I;

EAE6022 - Macroeconomics II;

EAE6023 - Macroeconomics III;

EAE6024 - Macroeconomics IV;

EAE6025 - Microeconomics I;

EAE6026 - Microeconomics II;

EAE6027 - Microeconomics III;

EAE6028 - Microeconomics IV;

EAE6029 - Econometrics I;

EAE6030 - Econometrics II;

EAE6031 - Econometrics III;

EAE6032 - Econometrics IV;

EAE6019 - Didactic Monitoring (semiannual)

In the case of a direct doctorate in the area of concentration in Economic Theory, the following courses are required:

EAE6021 - Macroeconomics I;

EAE6022 - Macroeconomics II;

EAE6023 - Macroeconomics III;

EAE6024 - Macroeconomics IV;

EAE6025 - Microeconomics I;

EAE6026 - Microeconomics II;

EAE6027 - Microeconomics III;

EAE6028 - Microeconomics IV;

EAE6029 - Econometrics I;

EAE6030 - Econometrics II;

EAE6031 - Econometrics III;

EAE6032 - Econometrics IV;

EAE5841 - Mathematical Economics;

EAE6019 - Didactic Monitoring (semiannual)

For students of the doctorate course in the area of concentration in Development Economics, the following courses are required:

EAE6035 - Theories of Economic Development I;

EAE6036 - Theories of Economic Development II;

EAE6037 - Brazilian Economy I;

EAE6038 - Brazilian Economy II;

EAE6039 - History of Economic Ideas I;

EAE6040 - History of Economic Ideas II;

EAE6041 - Macroeconomics of Development I;

EAE6042 - Macroeconomics of Development II;

EAE6019 - Didactic Monitoring (semiannual)

Two courses in the postgraduate Econometrics sequence: EAE6029 - Econometrics I, EAE6030 - Econometrics II, EAE6031 - Econometrics III, EAE6032 - Econometrics IV, EAE6033 - Econometrics V, EAE6034 - Econometrics VI;

In the case of a direct doctorate in the area of concentration in Development Economics, the following courses are required:

EAE6021 - Macroeconomics I;

EAE6022 - Macroeconomics II;

EAE6023 - Macroeconomics III;

EAE6025 - Microeconomics I;

EAE6026 - Microeconomics II;

EAE6027 - Microeconomics III;

EAE6029 - Econometrics I;

EAE6030 - Econometrics II;

EAE6031 - Econometrics III;

EAE5841 - Mathematical Economics;

EAE6035 - Theories of Economic Development I;

EAE6036 - Theories of Economic Development II;

EAE6037 - Brazilian Economy I;

EAE6038 - Brazilian Economy II;

EAE6039 - History of Economic Ideas I;

EAE6040 - History of Economic Ideas II;

EAE6041 - Macroeconomics of Development I;

EAE6042 - Macroeconomics of Development II;

EAE6019 - Didactic Monitoring (semiannual)

Two courses in the postgraduate Econometrics sequence: EAE6032 - Econometrics IV, EAE6033 - Econometrics V, EAE6034 - Econometrics VI;

The Doctorate students who, during their Master’s program, have already been approved in required courses for the Doctorate or equivalent, may, at the discretion of the CCP, be excused from taking it again, and must meet the minimum number of credits required.