The Social Sciences graduate course aims to train professionals with a solid humanist base and the competences to perform social research. The course demands a volume of reading and theory while developing practical skills in research methodology. Students benefit from the interdisciplinary environment at the Center for Research and Documentation in the History of Contemporary Brazil (CPDOC) and from the institution's experience of teaching, research and archives.
The FGV School of Social Sciences (CPDOC) originates from the Center for the Research and Documentation of the Contemporary History of Brazil (CPDOC), an important research center with a focus on Social Sciences and History, created in 1973. It is a pioneering institutions in Brazil, holding the private archives of many public figures whose records tell the political, economic, social and cultural history of Brazil, as well as the course of the nation’s international relations. It is also a leader in the democratization of access to its historical collection, which can be consulted free of charge via the internet. The school has undergraduate, masters and doctoral courses in professional and academic modes. FGV CPDOC has the 2nd highest IGC scores in Brazil, measured against all educational institutions in the country.
Second place in the Brazilian Education Ministry’s last General Course Index (IGC) ranking.
Maximum score in the 2019 National Student Performance Exam (ENADE) evaluation.
Winner of 2015 Luiz Beltrão Communication Science Award, in the Iconic Institution category.
First place in the 12th edition of the National Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Scientific and Technological Research, organized by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in 2015, in the Human and Social Sciences, Literature and Arts category, for undergraduate student Marina Bichara.