The objective of the Academic PhD course is to train highly qualified human resources with the capacity to lead research groups and generate autochthonous knowledge in the field of Military Sciences and Defense.

The curricular structure of the courses is based on the credit system (1 credit = 15 hours per class). The PhD course has sixty (60) credits, corresponding to 900 (nine hundred) hours of academic activities, of which 38 (thirty-eight) credits are associated with disciplines, 12 (twelve) credits related to Research Seminars and ten attributed to the elaboration of the doctoral thesis.