The PGTA offers a two-year Master program designed to prepare students for careers in Water Resources and Sanitation.


Master students fulfill their coursework and methodology requirements by taking advantage of the more than 30 subjects offered at PGTA — in addition to hundreds more offered across UFMS. The following is a list of obligatory subjects for Master students:

  • Statistics for Experiments
  • Scientific Method
  • Hydrology


In addition to taking elective classes, students are expected to present a review paper and the research project.


After students complete the classes, the stage is set for them to begin work on a dissertation, the most unstructured and difficult part of master studies. Students must choose a topic, define it to the satisfaction of a faculty committee, investigate it thoroughly, and write the dissertation. The final step before achieving the master is a public defense seminar, which is open to the entire community.

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