The UFMG Graduate Program in Genetics has offered Master's and Doctorate courses since 1998 and 2003, respectively. The program has been MEC accredited since 1997 and was evaluated by CAPES (Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education) at level 6, which means that our program is considered excellent.
Our main objective is to qualify high level researchers and professionals. The program aims to develop research, education, and extension projects on current and relevant themes in the genetics of microorganisms, plants, animals and human beings, in order to not only produce knowledge but also develop creative capacity as well as access to and dissemination of scientific production.
The projected duration of the Master's level course (M) is two years and the Doctorate level (D) is four years, full-time. In this period, students must take a minimum of 22 (M) and 34 (D) credits out of the core, elective subjects, as well as subjects in a related field, which are optional, and students must also defend a thesis (M) or dissertation (D).
The curriculum consists of varied core and elective subjects, in addition to field-specific subjects. Candidates may also take (or request a credit waiver for) elective subjects and/or other subjects from other Graduate Programs, within the limit of one third of program credits. Subjects are chosen under the advisor's guidance.
We cultivate a rich and fertile environment for both faculty and students in terms of opportunities for collaboration, formation of critical mass, provision of subject material, seminar and research infrastructure; all of which makes the UFMG Institute of Biological Sciences (ICB) one of Brazil's most productive Institutes.