Graduate Program in Food Science

Levels: Academic Master and Doctorate

Note in the CAPES triennial Evaluation  2013: 6

Note in the CAPES Quadrennial Evaluation 2017: 6

Note in the CAPES Quadrennial Evaluation 2020: 6

PROEX Excellence Program

Title Awarded: Master / Doctor in Food Sciences

Concentration Area: Food Science


  • Academic Master’s: 12 to 24 months
  • Doctorate: 24 to 48 months

PPGCAL Mission

To train masters and doctors to promote and contribute to the production of scientific and technological knowledge in the area of ​​Food Science, to disseminate and apply this knowledge in teaching, research and sustainable production activities, contributing to the development of society.

History and evolution of PPGCAL

The Graduate Program in Food Sciences at UFSC, linked to the Department of Food Science and Technology at the Center for Agricultural Sciences, was implemented in 1988 with a master’s degree and had its doctorate started in 1998. In these 30 years, with excellent master’s dissertations and doctoral theses defended, more than 490 students were trained by the end of 2020.

The Graduate Program in Food Sciences went from grade 4 (2007) to grade 5 in 2010, and grade 6 in 2013, which made the PPGCAL a Program of Excellence (PROEX). In the last quadrennial evaluation (2013-2016 and 2017-2020), we consolidated our position, remaining with a score of 6 in CAPES.