O Programa/ The Program O Programa/ The Program

The Postgraduate Program in Political Science (PPGCP) at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco began its activities in 1979. Our Graduate Program (Master and PhD degrees) is qualified at level 6 (out of 7) by the Brazilian Federal Agency for the Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES), and is consistently ranked as one of Brazil’s top institutions.  It covers almost all subareas of Political Science. PPGCP currently has 19 faculty members and 2 administrative staff.



Faculty members

Adriano Oliveira dos Santos

Andrea Quirino Steiner

Cinthia Regina Campos Ricardo da Silva

Dalson Britto Figueiredo Filho

Enivaldo Carvalho da Rocha

Ernani Rodrigues de Carvalho Neto

Flávio da Cunha Rezende

Gabriela da Silva Tarouco

Joanildo Albuquerque Burity

Jorge Zaverucha

Marcelo de Almeida Medeiros

Marcos Aurélio Guedes de Oliveira

Marcos Ferreira da Costa Lima

Marcus André Barreto Campelo de Melo

Mariana Batista da Silva

Mauro Victoria Soares

Nara de Carvalho Pavão

Ricardo Borges Gama Neto

Rodrigo Barros de Albuquerque


Administrative Staff

Daniel Neto Bandeira

Alan Rufino Matoso


Graduate courses

The Graduate Program in Political Science at UFPE offers courses for master’s and doctoral degrees.  The Program is made up of 19 faculty members with PhD degrees, covering the most important areas in Political Science, a modern on-line library system, wireless networks throughout the campus and an excellent atmosphere for learning and research.

Master / Doctorate



After the completion of all the subjects, as well as having passed the qualification examination and defending the thesis or dissertation, the program will provide a declaration of completion in Portuguese. The final diploma, also in Portuguese, can take a few months.


Contact Us

Our e-mail address: ppgcp.ufpe@gmail.com


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