Doctorate in Humanities


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Program Description

Name of the program: Doctorate in Humanities
Key DGP: 211606
Normal period to graduate: 8 semesters
Credits: 146
Degree that confers: Doctor in Humanities
Campus where it is offered: Hermosillo

Program description

General purpose

To train high level researchers that contribute to the generation of basic and applied knowledge in the different areas of humanistic disciplines, promoting the convergence and interaction of the humanities with other sciences and disciplines.

Specific objectives

To provide students with theoretical and methodological foundations that allow them to generate original knowledge in some of the areas of the humanities. As well as developing research in convergence with other disciplines and sciences where experiences are shared and projects are developed that emphasize the possible intersections. Therefore, this program proposes not only the development of projects in the Humanities areas but also projects whose ultimate goal is the interest in the human being and everything that promotes their well-being: in the social, educational, culturally, etc.

The Doctorate in Humanities maintains an eminently investigative orientation. The curriculum is strengthened through a tutorial system of supervision and monitoring of students' work, emphasizing the development of an original research project under specific research lines. Each student will be advised, supervised and evaluated by a Tuition Committee, which will be integrated by the main tutor and four researchers who will act as co-advisors throughout the thesis research process.

What Will Your Competencies Be When You Finish The Program?

Egress Profile

The graduates of the Postgraduate programs in Humanities of the Universidad de Sonora will possess the competences and aptitudes to:

  • Design and direct research projects on empirical or conceptual problems of some of the humanities areas in Higher Education Institutions and Centers.
  • Disseminate the results of their research in academic and outreach forums: Write and present papers, conferences and workshops in specialized forums in any of the disciplines of the Humanities or related areas.
  • Evaluate and dictate projects and research programs in the humanities area as well as high level publications.
  • Form human resources at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Direct research groups in disciplines of the Humanities.
  • Form human personnel in some of the disciplines of the Humanities.
  • Train independent researchers
  • Part of the relevance not only local but also regional and international of the graduate in Humanities of the Humanities and Fine Arts Division is that it promotes the development of three fundamental skills in the scientific endeavor:
  • The handling of information, which in no way implies a simple accumulation of data, but the exercise of searches that are based on the semantic organization, say logical and critical, of contents;
  • The development of reflection skills, what is known as "learning to learn" or in other models such as "critical reasoning", which also requires mental maps that involve the structuring of content and;
  • The oral and written expression of the results of mental processes.


Curricular map


List of subjects

  • Cultural philosophy
  • History of culture
  • Speech and argumentation
  • Ethics
  • Philosophical hermeneutics
  • Cultural history
  • Investigation methodology
  • Epistemology and science
  • Philosophy of science
  • Modern and contemporary philosophy
  • Research Seminar I
  • Research Seminar II
  • Research Seminar III
  • Research Seminar IV
  • Research Seminar V
  • Research Seminar VI
  • Research Seminar VII
  • Research Seminar VIII
  • Thesis advance seminar I
  • Thesis advance seminar I
  • First draft of thesis
  • Second draft of thesis
  • Thesis

Lines of generation and / or application of knowledge of the program.

  • Studies on Fine Arts
  • Linguistic Studies
  • Studies on Literature
  • Integral Architecture Studies
  • Studies on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Studies on Written Language

Academic Core

First name


Dr. Albert Álvarez González

Dr. Rosa María Ortíz Ciscomani

Dr. Zarina Estrada

Dr. José Manuel Ochoa de la Torre

Dr. Irene Marincic Lovriha

Dr. María Guadalupe Alpuche Cruz

Dr. Francisco González Gaxiola

Dr. Constantino Martínez Fabián

Dr. Patricia del Carmen Guerrero de la Llata

Dr. Gerardo Francisco Bobadilla Encinas

Dr. María Rita Plancarte Martínez

Dr. Rosario Fortino Corral Rodríguez

Dr. José Luis Ramírez Romero

Dr. Nolvia Ana Cortez Román

Dr. Elena Desirée Castillo Zaragoza

Dr. Elva Nora Pamplón Irigoyen

Dr. Diana Brenscheidt Genannt Jost

Dr. Arturo Valencia Ramos

Dr. Leonel De Gunther Delgado

Dr. María Teresa Alessi Molina

Dra. Teresita Cabanillas Chávez

Dr. Elva Álvarez

Dr. Ana Lidia Munguía

Dr. Andrés Acosta

Dr. Luisa María Gutiérrez Sánchez

Dr. Glenda Bethina Yanes Ordiale

Dr. Jesús Abad Navarro Gálvez

Dr. Gabriel Osuna Osuna

Dr. Rosa María Burrola

Mtra. María del Rocío Terán Díaz Landa

Mtro. Fernando de Jesús Serrano Arias

Dr. Elizabeth Ruiz Esparza

Dr. María Rebeca Gutiérrez Estrada

Dr. Francisco Javier López Armendáriz

Dr. Marie-Dominique Venel

How to enter this postgraduate course?

Entry requirements

  • Original and copy of master's degree.
  • Original and copy of the master's degree certificate with a minimum average of 80 or its equivalent in other rating systems.
  • Original and copy of birth certificate.
  • Original and copy of the professional certificate of master's degree.
  • Copy of the Single Registry of Population Registry (CURP).
  • Letter of exposition of motives where the objectives that pursues when carrying out the postgraduate studies are indicated.
  • Application for admission, accompanied by the curriculum vitae with supporting documents.
  • Two letters of recommendation from academics who know their background and experience.
  • Two copies of works produced by the applicant or, where appropriate, a copy of his master's thesis.
  • Letter of commitment to be an exclusive full-time student.
  • Interview with the Academic Committee of the graduate.
  • Proof of English language proficiency test (TOEFL) with a minimum of 450 and desirable of 550.
  • To present the National Exit Exam for the EXANI-III Graduate of CENEVAL with a minimum of 1000 points.

Admission profile

Attitudes and Values

  • Have discipline and work autonomy.
  • Have a vocation and experience in scientific, social or humanistic research activities.
  • Show humanistic and social sensitivity.
  • Show a responsible and respectful attitude towards society and the different human aspects.
  • Have an attitude of tolerance towards other human beings, their cultural manifestations and ways of thinking.
  • Show an ethical and honest attitude.


  • Proper management of computer programs, databases and the Internet.
  • Skills for reading comprehension.

What do you need to get the degree?

Qualification requirements

To obtain a PhD degree, you must:

  • Approve the total credits and meet the other requirements established in the corresponding graduate program;
  • Proof of understanding a language other than Spanish, as established by the Academic Committee of the Postgraduate Program according to the study program.
  • Pass the examination of grade in the written phase and in the oral phase before a jury named ex profeso.
  • For the degree of doctor, to pass a general examination of knowledge in the case in which the graduate program contemplates it.
  • Comply with the provisions and requirements demanded by the School Services Office for the issuance of the degree.

Titration options

Thesis with a minimum extension of 200 pages. The written work submitted to obtain the degree must first be approved by the Thesis or Tuition Committee. Pass the examination of grade in the written phase and in the oral phase before a jury named ex profeso.

How much does it cost to study this postgraduate course?

Cost of the EXANI-III

The registration cost of applicants to enter the Universidad de Sonora is announced annually along with the first entry notice.

Registration and tuition fees

Students, when enrolling in any of the graduate programs, must cover the corresponding fees according to the current minimum wage in the city of Hermosillo, as established in the Quotas Regulation.

More reports

Dr. Ana Lidia Munguía Duarte
Program coordinator
Blvd. Luís Encinas y Rosales s / n Col. Centro, CP 83000, Building 3A. Hermosillo, Sonora.
Tel: 52 (662) 4548405
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Last updated Mar 2020

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