The studies, which quantify in a large and objective way the acting and impact of post-grade programs, offer tools to enhance of political-scientific guidelines. That way, this work aims to propose the use of two indicators (average number of citations and h index) as a part of the evaluation of the Brazilian post-grade programs, which nowadays are only evaluated by productivity indicators, in order to identify the scientific impact and visibility of the programs, taking as subject post-grade programs in Animal Science area, with CAPES concept between 4 and 7, with master and doctor degree. For each program in Animal Science area with master and doctor degree, it was analyzed the complete articles published in scientific journals, which were classified with Qualis indicator A1 and A2 between 2010 and 2012. The notebooks of CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) indicators were used as data source. For each article analyzed, the number of citations that were registered on SCOPUS was counted. Then, the average number of citations and h index of each program were calculated. Descriptive analyzes, box plots and clustering were used in order to verify the distribution and dispersion of the resulting indices for the proposed indicators. As conclusion, it was displayed that the indicators regarding to impact of the scientific production of post-grade programs can contribute to the enhance of the comprehension about the scientific performance and recognizing of the knowledge´s relevance produced, as well as supports on evaluation and classification of the programs, which CAPES carries out, contributing in qualitative way on evaluation of Brazilian post-grade programs in Animal Science similar areas.