Methodist University of São Paulo

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Methodist University of São Paulo
Universidade Metodista de São Paulo (UMESP)
Other name
Instituto Metodista de Ensino Superior (IMS)
Established1938 (1938)
Religious affiliation
Location, ,

The Universidade Metodista de São Paulo (Methodist University of São Paulo), also known as UMESP or simply Metodista, is a private university based in the city of São Bernardo do Campo, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

Metodista currently enrolls over 18,000 students, with most popular programs in the areas of communications and theology.


Metodista traces its history to 1938, when the Methodists created the Methodist Church Theology College by the Anchieta highway, in São Bernardo do Campo. In 1970, the Methodist Institute of Higher Education (Portuguese: Instituto Metodista de Ensino Superior—IMS) was created and in 1997, and the institution gained university status.[1]

Graduate programs[edit]

The school offers 40 different graduate and over 60 post-grad programs. It also offers K through 11 programs.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Among many notable alumni are: Celso Zucatelli, Reinaldo Azevedo and Paulo Vinícius Coelho who graduated in journalism, and Dalton Vigh who graduated in Publicity and Advertising.


The university has, in total, three campuses in São Bernardo and one in São Paulo:

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ "História". (in Portuguese). UMESP. Retrieved 11 June 2015.