The Program

The Graduate Program in Plant Pathology of the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE) had its origins in 1975 when a Masters Graduation Program in Plant protection (Master degree level) started. This initial program consisted of the areas of concentration in Plant Pathology and Agricultural Entomology. In March 1999, after the recommendation of the Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), the activities of the Doctoral Course in Plant Pathology began. This event was an important milestone for the consolidation of Plant Pathology in the Northeastern and Northern regions of Brazil.

In February 2004, Agricultural Entomology emerged as an independent Post-Graduate Program, marking the beginning of the Plant Pathology graduate Program with both Master`s and Doctorate degrees. The purpose of our graduate program is the qualification of human resources in both research and higher education in the area of Plant Pathology.

Currently the program offers two annual entries for Master's and Doctorate degrees. The selection process is done by written exam evaluation and curricular analysis (criteria described in the Selective Processes page).

According to the CAPES (2013), the Post-Graduate Program in Plant Pathology was classified with concept 5 (five). In functional terms, the Graduate Program in Plant Pathology develops its activities predominantly in the Phytosanitary area of Department of Agronomy at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (Dois irmãos Campus).

The Pernambuco State has a strong agricultural tradition, which can be perceived by its 100 years old Agronomy Course at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco. In addition, Pernambuco stands out by its cultural diversity and the natural beauties. In this aspect, Recife city is characterized as a metropolis with about 3 million inhabitants with strong cultural tradition and tropical climate.