Academic Information

The program offers training in three areas: Graduate Program in Ophthalmology, Graduate Program in Otorhinolaryngology, and Graduate Program in Head and Neck Surgery. In the three areas, the target audience is high-level professionals in the health area, for example, technologists in ophthalmology, psychologists, biologists, nurses, among others. 

The courses offered are Academic Master and Doctorate and Postdoctoral programs.

Attendance into the program takes place through an admission process standardized by specific notice to be prepared by the CCP and published periodically in the Official Gazette of the State of São Paulo and on the program’s website. The admission process notices specify the number of vacancies, the procedures, the list of documents required for registration, the stages of the admission process, the schedule, the evaluation items, the grades, the disciplines, and the bibliography.

Applicants, when enrolling, undertake to finish their dissertation and thesis and the corresponding credits, producing scientific material for publication and/or registration of patents, thus ensuring their professional development.

  • Master

To enroll in the Master’s admission process, applicants must present the documents requested in a public notice, available on the Program’s website and published in the Official Gazette of the State of São Paulo.

  1. To enroll in the selection process, applicants shall demonstrate proficiency in English, as provided in the regulations.
  2. Applicants will be evaluated through the analysis of the Research Project with preliminary results (with interview) and analysis of the Curriculum Vitae (with interview).
  3. Applicants who obtain a final average equal to or greater than 07 (seven) may be accepted into the program. 

Program Deadlines

In the Master’s course, the deadline for depositing the dissertation is thirty months.

Students may request an extension for a maximum period of four months.

Minimum credits

The Master student must pay a minimum of credit units, as follows:

– ninety-six credit units, twenty in disciplines and seventy-six in the dissertation.

Special credits – check below

  • Doctorate

To enroll in the Doctorate admission process, applicants must present the documents requested in a public notice, available on the Program’s website and published in the Official Gazette of the State of São Paulo.

  1. To enroll in the selection process, applicants shall demonstrate proficiency in English, as provided in the regulations.
  2. Applicants will be evaluated through the analysis of the Research Project with preliminary results (with interview), analysis of the Curriculum Vitae (with interview), and presentation of a scientific paper from the applicant Master’s degree submitted for publication or published in an indexed journal. 
  3. Applicants who obtain a final average equal to or greater than seven may be accepted into the program. 

Program deadlines

In the Doctorate course, for the holder of the master’s degree, the deadline for depositing the thesis is forty-two months. 

Students may request an extension for a maximum period of four months.

Minimum credits

The PhD student, holder of a Master’s degree from USP or recognized by it, must pay a minimum of credit units, as follows:

– one hundred and seventy-two credit units, twenty in disciplines and one hundred and fifty-two in the thesis.

Special credits – check below

  • Direct Doctorate

To enroll in the Doctorate admission process, applicants shall submit the documents requested in a public notice, available on the Program’s website and published in the Official Gazette of the State of São Paulo.

  1. To enroll in the admission process, applicants shall demonstrate proficiency in English, as provided in the regulations.
  2. Applicants will be evaluated through analysis of the Research Project with preliminary results (with interview), analysis of the Curriculum Vitae (with interview) and presentation of a scientific paper of their own, accepted for publication or published in a journal indexed.
  3. Applicants who obtain a final average equal to or greater than seven may be accepted into the program.

Program deadlines

In the Doctorate course, without obtaining a master’s degree (Direct Doctorate), the deadline for depositing the thesis is forty-eight months.

Students may request an extension for a maximum period of four months.

 Minimum credits

The PhD student, without obtaining a Master’s degree beforehand, must pay a minimum of credit units, as follows:

-one hundred and ninety-two credit units, forty in disciplines and one hundred and fifty-two in the thesis.

Special credits – check below

Special Credits Policy

A maximum of ten credits may be granted as special credits for the Master and Doctorate Courses and twenty credits for the Direct Doctorate Course. Such credits are specified in the items below:

  1. For a complete paper published in a national or international journal with an acknowledged editorial board, or a book chapter in the area of ​​knowledge, if the student is the first author, they can assign up to four special credits.
  2. For patent deposits, students can assign up to four special credits.
  3. For a publication of a chapter in a technological manual recognized by national and international official bodies, the number of special credits is equal to one.
  4. For participation in Congresses, Workshops, Symposiums, or any other type of scientific meeting with the presentation of a complete work published (in printed or digital form) in annals (or similar), if the student is the first author, the number of credits granted is equal to one per event, with a maximum of two credits for this type of participation, during the same course.
  5. For scheduled activities: Monitoring of assistance activities for one semester in an outpatient clinic, surgical center, or clinical laboratories under the supervision of the advisor (90% attendance), considering attendance only after enrollment in the course, will assign up to two special credits.
  6. For participation in the Teaching Improvement Program (PAE), the number of special credits is equal to two.