About the Program

Graduate Program in Physics

The Master’s and PhD courses in Physics at UFSC aim to provide a program of scientific and professional improvement for graduates of undergraduate courses in Physics and related areas, through advanced studies and scientific research. Currently, it has 31 permanent professors in its faculty, who carry out high quality research on topical current topics, with publications in indexed and recognized international journals. With regular support from the CAPES, CNPq and FAPESC development agencies, the program has already awarded 213 Masters and 96 PhDs (until April 2017), with a 5/7 CAPES grade.


Florianópolis is the capital of the state of Santa Catarina, in the southern region of Brazil. Our location is at the UFSC Headquarters Campus, located on the Island of Santa Catarina. Florianópolis is considered by several studies the capital of Brazil with better quality of life. Located at latitude 27.6 S, it is a city with a pleasant subtropical climate, much sought after by tourists in summer due to its beaches.


The Program originated from the former Master’s Degree in Physics and Chemistry at UFSC, which began in 1971 and until 1987 formed about 140 masters. The Master in Physics began in 1988 and the PhD began in 1997.

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