Postgraduate studies in experimental epidemiology applied to zoonoses

Master’s and PhD program of the Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science of the University of São Paulo (CAPES score - 6)


The Postgraduate Studies Program (PPG) in Experimental Epidemiology Applied to Zoonoses was created in 1983, offering only a master’s program. The PhD program was created in 1988.
As of today, more than 300 master’s degrees and 187 PhD degrees have been awarded to the program’s students, including 35 foreigners of 17 different nationalities.
We have established double degree agreements with European universities, and the first student to hold a double degree defended her thesis in 2015.
The program was deemed of excellence in veterinary medicine by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - CAPES), and its academic activities are located on two campuses (São Paulo and Pirassununga).
Eight of the program’s laboratories are located at the São Paulo campus, and two at the Pirassununga campus, one of which is affiliated with the Faculty of Zootechnics and Food Engineering.


We aim to train researchers in the areas of preventive veterinary medicine, food safety, and animal welfare to prepare them for work in official veterinary services, industry, research institutes, universities, non-governmental organizations, and various agribusiness production chains, using their knowledge to develop and implement new techniques, products, and public policies aimed at increasing agribusiness productivity in a sustainable manner and guaranteeing the health and welfare of animal populations, the protection of the environment and species diversity, and human health.

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Approved in the public notice PG/01/2019/FMVZ/USP

Admission to the program is continuous—that is, you can register at any time throughout the year. If you are interested, it is advisable that you familiarize yourself with the lines of research being developed within the program, and with the groups of accredited researchers.

The selection process consists of an analysis of the research project to be developed within the program, and of the applicant’s curriculum vitae. If you are not Brazilian, you can undergo the selection process in your country of origin.

Please also read the page for entering students. It contains a general overview of how the program is organized.

Check the public notice containing instructions for application to the selection process.