Graduate Program LS

Admissions and Enrollment

Alongside the general requirements, the Department of Letters requires all candidates to:


Master’s

  • have a degree in letters or a related area;
  • pass the selection examination, the requirements of which are set forth in the admissions regulations published each year and include an examination of specific knowledge, an interview, and passing an English language proficiency examination.

 

Doctorate

  • have a master’s degree in letters or a related area;
  • pass the selection examination, the requirements of which are set forth in the admissions regulations published each year and include the submission of a thesis pre-project pertaining to one of the program’s research areas and for which a supervisor is available, an interview, and passing a language proficiency examination in two foreign languages: English (mandatory) and French or Spanish.


Requirements for receiving the masters’ and doctoral degrees


Master’s

  • to pass the core and elective disciplines given in the program, obtaining a total of 24 credits;
  • to plan and prepare a research project for a master’s dissertation connected to one of the research areas offered by the program, under the supervision of a faculty member;
  • to have the master’s dissertation approved and to deliver copies of said dissertation in compliance with the internal rules and regulations of PUC-Rio.

Doctorate

  • to pass the core and elective disciplines given in the program, obtaining a total of 48 credits, 24 of which may be from the master’s degree course;
  • to pass the qualifying exam, held by the 5th semester of the course;
  • to prepare a thesis linked to one of the research areas offered as part of the program;
  • to pass the thesis defense with a doctoral committee of specialists in the subjects covered by the thesis and to submit copies of said thesis in compliance with the internal rules and regulations of PUC-Rio.

  

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brasil - 22451-900

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Ed. Padre Leonel Franca - 3º andar
(21) 3527.1770

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Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Gávea -
Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brasil - 22451-900

Departamento de Letras
Ed. Padre Leonel Franca - 3o. andar
(21) 3527.1770

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