The Graduate Program in Geography (PPGeog) aims at producing and disseminating high-level scientific knowledge in Geography, generating geographic competencies in diverse areas, such as Cartography, Geoecology, Climatology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS, Remote Sensing), Geographic Education, Geomorphology, Cultural Geography, Hydrology, Political Geography, and Urban Planning/Economic Development. The program seeks to train graduates capable of (a) a functional understanding of Geography, (b) multidisciplinary skills to address geographical problems in a diverse and interdisciplinary way, (c) applying high demand geographic research methods for the welfare of society and environmental conservation, (d) critical thinking and communication, and (e) teaching Geography with excellence and adopting inclusive methodologies.

Main Scope: Environmental and Territorial Analysis

Research Lines:

Dynamics of Tropical Landscapes

Dynamics of Rural and Urban Areas

Geographic Education

Foreign students are welcome!

If you have interest in some of our research lines and would like to get informated about our Program, or about studying at the UFSJ, please contact us or get in touch with our International Affairs Office (


Contact Information:


Program Director: Prof. Dr. Leonardo Cristian Rocha (

Vice-director: Prof. Dr. Dra. Iola Gonçalves Boëchat (



Federal University of São João del-Rei. Campus Tancredo de Almeida Neves (CTAN)

Avenida Visconde do Rio Preto, S/N | Room 3.06 RE

São João del-Rei, Minas Gerais – Brazil



Phone: +55 32 3379 4932


Última atualização: 18/05/2023