Instituto Politecnico Nacional
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: National Polytechnic Institute.
First degree/qualification: Licenciado (4-5 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 8.0/10.0
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Licenciado.
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree or title (título) and date awarded. All documents in Spanish and English.
Description: Instituted in l936. An entrance examination (Prueba de Aptitud Académica/PAA) and a secondary school certificate (bachillerato) (12 years of education) are the usual admission requirements.
Operates on a semester system.
Language of instruction: Spanish.
Maestría/Master's. 1-2 years after
licenciado (usual requirement); entrance examination may be required; usually
by coursework, examinations, research and thesis.
Doctorado/Doctoral: Usually 2-3 years in duration after maestria.
Last updated: May 09, 2005