The Graduate Program in Sustainable Development of the University of Brasilia was created in December, 1995. The Doctoral Studies Program in Environment and Development admitted its first class in March, 1996. The Master’s Course began in March, 1998.

PPG-CDS currently offers the following degrees

> Ph. D. in Sustainable Development;

> M. Sc. in Sustainable Development;

> Professional Master’s Degree in Sustainability of Indigenous Lands and Traditional Peoples,

CDS also routinely offers a Specialization courses (short-term graduate degree). Between 2001 and 2012, 12 such courses took place, with different emphases and aimed at different students, such as Environmental Education, Environmental Law and Sustainable Development. Over 420 specialist degrees were granted.