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Doctoral Programs

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The Doctoral Programs of FLACSO Ecuador seek to train scientists capable of making original, disciplinary and interdisciplinary contributions to the social sciences that contribute to the solution of the region’s problems through corresponding theoretical and methodological instruments. The Doctoral Programs must be completed in a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years. A Master's degree is a pre-requisite for admission to a Doctoral Program.

The study plan consists of 60 credits, and includes: eight courses representing 4 credits each with a total of 360 class hours; five seminars representing 4 credits each with a total of 320 hours of independent work; a doctoral exam representing 8 credits and 160 hours of independent work; culminating in a doctoral thesis.

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