Master’s degree

The objective of the qualifying exam in the Master’s is to assess the graduate student’s knowledge of the project subject and their ability to accomplish it within the deadlines.

The student must enroll in the aforementioned exam within a maximum period of 15 (fifteen) months after their first enrollment in the course and have completed at least 10 (ten) credits in disciplines. .

The exam must be taken no later than 90 (ninety) days after registration.

The exam can be done in two ways, depending on the period in which it takes place, always considering the deadlines:

  • Exam to be held within 10 months of regular enrollment: the exam will consist of an oral presentation of the project.
  • Exam to be held 10 months after the first regular enrollment: the exam will consist of the presentation of the project’s progress with the presentation of partial results.

General information

The qualifying exam is mandatory and must be carried out within the maximum period established according to the period stated in Janus;

Failure to take the qualifying exam will result in the graduate student’s automatic dismissal;

The date, time, place, and examining board will be previously chosen by the Coordinating Committee for Graduate Studies in Nutrition and Metabolism (CCP-NM), after the registration, the students will be notified in advance;

In the case of the need to anticipate or extend the qualifying exam, it must be requested with justification, signed by the advisor, to be analyzed by the CCP-NM;

The student must submit a request for enrollment in the qualifying exam through the Master Enrollment Form by e-mail and/or at the PPG Office, within the deadline;

The graduate student must have attended disciplines in methodology and statistics in any graduate program at USP, which will be verified by the Janus student’s file, by the Coordinating Committee of the Graduate Program;

The student shall prove to have participated as a listener in two dissertations or theses defenses, regardless of the graduate program and University, through the Participation in Qualification and Defense Panels Form, which will contain information from the defenses and must be signed by the President of the Board.

To find out which defenses will take place, access https://cpg.fmrp.usp.br/alunos/defesas/defesas-agendadas  Note: If you participate in the online defense, it is not necessary to ask the President of the panel to sign the form. Ask your advisor to sign in the field for the President.

Important: The qualifying exam does not change the deadline for submitting the dissertation deposit and, consequently, the defense.

For the examining board

The graduate student must send a document 15 days in advance of the date of the qualifying exam to the main examining board, with the following structure: (i) project with conventional structure (for those who chose to qualify within 10 months of registration) or (ii) document in dissertation format, with preliminary or definitive results, including tables and figures, methodologically appropriated with a schedule or discussion according to the analysis of the results.

Qualifying exam

The graduate student must present the project or research in progress, following the topics of the scientific method: introduction, objectives, methods, results, and preliminary discussion (if applicable).

The presentation of the project or research work may be carried out with audiovisual support (defense class) lasting 15 to 20 minutes, followed by an interview.

The presentations will be public and those present will be invited to leave at the end, for the board to discuss and define the result.

Doctorate and Direct Doctorate

The qualifying exam, in the Doctorate and Direct Doctorate, aims to assess the graduate student’s knowledge of the subject of their project, their ability to accomplish it within the deadlines, and their intellectual autonomy.

The student must submit a request for registration in the qualifying exam through the Quali DO and DD Registration Form by e-mail and/or at the PPG Office, within the regulated period;

The student must have attended disciplines in methodology and statistics in any graduate program at USP, which is verified by the student’s record from Janus, by the Coordinating Committee of the Graduate Program;

The student shall prove to have participated as a listener in four dissertations or theses defenses regardless of the graduate program and University through the Participation in Qualifying and Defense Panels Form, which will contain information from the defenses and must be signed by the President of the Board.

To find out which defenses will take place, visit the website: https://cpg.fmrp.usp.br/alunos/defesas/defesas-agendadas  Note: If you participate in the online defense, it is not necessary to ask the President to sign the form. Ask your advisor to sign in the field for the President.

Doctorate The doctoral student must register to take the qualifying exam within a maximum period of 24 (twenty-four) months after the beginning of the term in the course and have completed at least 10 (ten) credits in disciplines.

Direct doctorate

Direct Doctorate students must register for the qualifying exam within a maximum period of 27 (twenty-seven) months after the beginning of the period in the course and have completed at least 20 (twenty) credits in disciplines. .

The exam must be taken no later than 90 (ninety) days after registration.

General information

The qualifying exam is mandatory and must be carried out within the maximum period established according to Janus;

Failure to take the qualifying exam will result in the graduate student’s automatic dismissal;

The date, time, place, and examining board will be defined by the Coordinating Committee for Graduate Studies in Nutrition and Metabolism (CCP-NM), after their registration, the students will be notified in advance;

In case of need to anticipate or extend the qualification, it must be requested with justification, signed by the advisor, to be analyzed by the CCP-NM;

The qualifying exam does not change the deadline for submitting the thesis deposit and, consequently, the defense.

For the examining board

The graduate student must send a document in the previous thesis form, 15 days before the qualifying exam date, to the main examining board, containing preliminary or definitive results and discussion, with methodologically appropriate tables and figures.

Qualifying exam

The graduate student must present the research in progress, following the topics of the scientific method, and may be in the audiovisual format (defense class), lasting 40 to 60 minutes, followed by an interview.

The presentations will be public and those present will be invited to leave at the end, for the board to discuss and define the result.