Graduate Program in Mathematics
The Graduate Program in Mathematics at IMECC (Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computing) of the Unicamp (State University of Campinas) has emerged in recent decades as a leading centre in Latin America for the training of researchers in Mathematics, who work as professors and researchers of excellence in Brazil and abroad. The Program has received the maximum grade 7 (seven) in external evaluations by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Post-graduate Education (CAPES).
Its outstanding infrastructure, combined with a scientific staff with publications of international impact, has attracted students from all over Brazil and from different countries. The program has a diversity of groups and research area through which its publications and theses are distributed.
With support from FAPESP, CAPES and CNPq, the students can devote full time to research through various grants and scholarships, which include the possibility of carrying out an internship abroad. In addition to summer courses and the many events organized regularly by the Institute, the students also have the opportunity to complement their learning by taking language courses at Center for Language Education (CEL) and to enjoy the numerous cultural and sports activities on campus in Campinas.
This campus also offers facilities such as student housing, restaurants subsidized for their students and many libraries with the most important journals of mathematics. For these and other reasons, which include a qualified staff of full-time professors, the Graduate Program in Mathematics has received the maximum grade awarded by CAPES over the past years.
Master's Degree Program
The Master's Degree Program is organized taking into account the three basic areas of Mathematics: Algebra, Analysis and Geometry/Topology.
In order to obtain the title of Master, the student must meet the following requirements:
- Obtain 32 credits in graduate courses (approximately eight courses). From the 32 credits, 24 must be obtained in six from the elective courses, two in each of the three areas: Algebra, Analysis and Geometry/Topology.
- Pass the foreign language proficiency exam (English I).
- Pass the Master's Qualification Exam (EQM), which consists of three written tests, whose contents are contained in the programs of the courses: MM719 (Linear Algebra), MM720 (Analysis in the R(n)), MM453 (General Topology). The EQM is offered twice a year: in July and December/February
- Elaborate and defend the Master's Dissertation.
- The deadline for the conclusion of the program is 27 (twenty-seven) months.
The PhD Program is organized taking into account the three basic areas of Mathematics: Algebra, Analysis and Geometry/Topology.
In order to obtain the title of PhD, the student must meet the following requirements:
- Obtain 32 credits in graduate courses.
- Pass the foreign language proficiency exam (English I and II).
- Pass the two phases of the PhD Qualification Exam (EQD).
- The EQD's first phase consists of three written tests, one in each of the basic areas, with courses chosen by the candidate from Algebra (MM427, MM439, MM444), Analysis (MM425, MM591, MM692) and Geometry/Topology (MM423, MM447, MM448). These tests are offered twice a year, in July and December/February. The candidate shall take this exam during his first year in the program.
- The EQD's second phase consists of an oral exam about topics in the field of interest of the student, chosen by mutual agreement with his Program Advisor (or Thesis Advisor). The student shall take this exam only once, at most 12 months after approval in the first phase of the EQD.
- Elaborate and defend the PhD Thesis.
- The deadline for the conclusion of the program is 60 (sixty) months.
**The complete set of disciplines and the curricular structure of the Master's and Doctorate Programs in Mathematics can be found in the IMECC Graduate Courses Catalogue (see Master's in Mathematics (01M) and PhD in Mathematics (51D)).