INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INFO
The Graduate Program on Applied Microbiology and Parasitology of the Universidade Federal Fluminense (PPGMPA/UFF), through its Master’s and Doctorate courses, aims to train qualified professionals to be able to develop basic and applied research in two major areas (Microbiology and Parasitology). Our Program currently has 6 research lines: Bacteriology, Mycology, Paleoparasitology, Parasitology, Virology, and Health Education.
Our research lines supports our main goal, which is based on the scientific and technological development that addresses regional, national and international issues involving different aspects of infectious and parasitic diseases, with impact on human and animal health and the environment. Research projects carried out by our professors focus, for instance, on antimicrobial resistance, enteropathogenic agents, pneumococcal diseases, toxoplasmosis, malaria, sporotrichosis, HIV, oncogenic viruses, arboviruses, zoonotic potential of several microorganisms, and diseases related to microbial contamination in the environment, as well as the development of new or alternative drugs/strategies to treat viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases. In addition, our scope is in line with the One Health concept, in order to integrate human and animal health and the environment, considering the adoption of effective public policies for disease control prevention and control of diseases.
Master’s course – Minimum duration of 2 semesters and maximum duration of 4 semesters. Master’s students must achieve at least 1,530 hours of academic activities, including obligatory and optional disciplines, as well as the development of a dissertation.
Doctorate course – Minimum duration of 4 semesters and maximum duration of 8 semesters. Doctorate students must achieve at least 2,940 hours of academic activities, including obligatory and optional disciplines, as well as the development of a thesis.
Our Program currently offers 33 disciplines, including obligatory and optional ones. Students will have the opportunity to take classes taught by professors of our Program as well as by professors/researchers from different universities and research institutions, which will enrich the discussion of the subjects addressed in the disciplines. In addition, students are allowed and encouraged to take classes in other graduate programs of the university and other institutions (up to 1/3 of the disciplines) in order to broaden their knowledge and network, enabling potential collaborations.
Individuals must have a bachelor’s degree or higher degree in a field related to Microbiology or Parasitology, such as life sciences, environmental sciences, biotechnology, bioinformatics, and others.
How to Apply
Students should contact the Program secretary with course-related questions via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Full instructions will be sent by e-mail. The Program reserves the right to modify the courses as may become necessary.