Tourism Postgraduate Program (PPGTUR)

The University of São Paulo (USP) is a top institution in Brazil. It is number one in Latin America according to most university rankings.

The Tourism Postgraduate Program (PPGTUR) of the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities (EACH) of USP offers two degrees:

  Master PhD
Requirements Graduate Diploma
Proficiency in Portuguese, and
Proficiency in English or Spanish
Master Diploma
Proficiency in Portuguese, and
Proficiency in English
Maximum duration 2 years 4 years
Cost No tuition fees No tuition fees
Course credits 44 48
Dissertation/Thesis credits 52 144
Total credits 96 192

Both degrees are research-oriented. Students are asked to develop and present a research dissertation (master) or a thesis (Phd).

The PPGTUR focuses on the development of tourism, encouraging research in different areas related to tourism, such as epistemology, history, geography, sociology, anthropology, psychology, economics, public policies, urbanism, business management, environmental studies, behavioral studies, technology, and others. Basically, anything directly related to tourism.

Most courses are taught in Portuguese. The list of courses is available here.

Each student is supervised by a professor. The list of professors of the PPGTUR is available here.

The application process usually happens during the second semester of the year and classes start by February of the following year. Information about the application process is available here.