Political Science and International Relations (Without thesis)

MA in Political Science and International Relations

"Expand your knowledge on politics and international affairs. Gain access to a different career path in business, government, activism or academia. Advance your critical thinking, problem solving, time management, public speaking, and writing skills."

This program is not only designed to prepare you for graduate study at the doctoral level but also to improve your future job prospects in a competitive market. The program has a broad and exciting curriculum with the aims of providing cutting-edge knowledge on contemporary political, legal, economic, sociological perspectives, events and problems. This program also offers a solid foundation in research methodology and data analysis that will support you throughout your career.

  • 15 years of experience
  • English-only education
  •  Program organized in three semesters
  • Convenient weekday evening classes between 18:30-21:30 pm
  • A wide range of interdisciplinary courses
  • International faculty and students
  • International mobility opportunities
  • Tuition per course credit 

Our program will prepare you for a diverse range of job opportunities in:

  • Academia
  • Research Institutions
  • Consulting companies
  • Public Sector
  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • International Non-Governmental Organization

This program consists of four semesters. You will take six core courses and two elective courses in your two semesters. You will, then, write and defend a master’s thesis in the third and fourth semesters.  

The program offers a mixture of lecture and seminar format classes.

Core Courses

  • Research Methods
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Theory
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Contemporary Debates in Global Politics

Examples of Elective Courses

  • Turkey-EU Relations
  • International Security
  • Public Opinion
  • Middle East Politics
  • Turkish Political Thought
  • Gender Politics
  • European Politics

Students of all nationalities who have a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in any discipline are welcome to apply. No prior training or work experience required.

Please see admission requirements for details

We prefer that you apply online. Our online application system allows you to fill out the standard application form and submit it to the University.


Important Dates

2015-2016 Spring

Application Deadlines

January 18-22, 2016

Introduction Meeting

January 20, 2016

Evaluation of Applications and Interviews

January 28-29, 2016

English Proficiency Exam

January 26, 2016

Announcement of Students Who Qualified to Register

February 1, 2016

Final Registration and Orientation Meeting

February 5, 2016

Course Registration

February 8-9-10, 2016

Program Start Date

February 22, 2016

Do you have specific questions about the application and admission procedure or about the requirements for program?

Graduate School Secretary :
Phone: +90 (232) 488 84 42

Send us an e-mail or call us

Program Coordinator:
Phone: +90 (232) 488 83 82

Are you an international student?

Contact our International Office and look for graduate scholarship opportunities

Next introduction meeting scheduled for January 20, 2016 at 18.30 at our main building (M-01). We encourage you to visit us on campus and meet the faculty.