Program Overview

The academic and administrative activities of the Social Work Postgraduate Program (Programa de Pós-Graduação em Serviço Social - PPGSS) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) are developed at the the seat of the School of Social Work, in Praia Vermelha Campus. The Master Degree began in 1976 and the PhD Degree in 1994. The Doctorate was the first public degree in Social Work. 


One of the bases of the offered consistent academic background is the excellence of the qualification of the team of professors. Because of that, there is an enormous demand of students coming from all Brazilian states, as well as from other countries in South America, originating from the most varied courses in Humanities and Social Sciences. 


A consistent trend is observed over the last two decades of existence of the Doctorate, which is the formation of theoretical-intellectual frameworks for the exercise of teaching in higher education, revealing its enormous capacity to form a critical mass. 


The three areas of concentration and the lines of research associated with allow the research centers to promote the exchange between teaching and production of knowledge, involving Postgraduate students and teachers/researchers from other programs. The implementation of cooperation agreements at the national and international levels enables a profitable academic exchange with important Universities and Research Centers.

UFRJ Programa de Pós-Graduação da Escola de Serviço Social
Desenvolvido por: TIC/UFRJ