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Master of Science in Philosophy (Turkish)

About the Program

The main purpose of ASBU Philosophy Master Program is to train specialists who are familiar with the philosophical basis of practical problems. Three main topics of specialisms will be critical thinking, philosophy of technology (with a focus on artificial intelligence) and philosophy of social sciences. The importance of critical thinking in education; social, economic and ethical problems that emerged with technological advances and the transformation of social sciences with new interdisciplinary trends increases the need for specialists trained in these areas.

For this purpose our curriculum includes four courses in the first and second semesters; namely Logic and Critical Thinking, Scieintific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics, Philosophy of Social Sciences, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence. One of these four courses is the method course that focuses on the principles of graduate education and ways of conducting research. The other three are on the three specialisms that we aim to focus on. The remaining credits will be loaded with four elective courses in the first year and speciality courses and the thesis in the second year.

Some of the courses suggested in the program are; Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Discussions on Philosophy of Sciences, Contemporary Problems on Human, Contemporary Problems on Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology Readings, Paradoxes and Eternity, Value Problem in Ethics, Hermeneutics, Structuralism and Post-structuralism.

The languge of instruction of the program will be Turkish.


Admission Requirements


For Turkish Citizens
  • Applicants must hold a 4-year undergraduate degree. (Applicants with an undergraduate degree in another field than Philosophy might be required to take the scientific preparation program. The related Department will determine which applicant will be required to take the program and what the program will cover.)
  • Undergraduate CGPA must be at least 2.40 over 4.00 (or 62.66 over 100.)
  • Applicants must submit a minimum ALES (Equal Weight) score of 60. An equivalent score on an exam accepted by the Higher Education Council is also valid.
  • Applicants must submit a minimum English YDS/e-YDS or YÖKDİL score of 60. An equivalent score on an exam accepted by the Higher Education Council is also valid.
  • Candidates must earn a minimum score of 60 from written science exams and/or interviews.
  • Overall assessment must be 65 or higher. 
For International Applicants
  • A commission set up by the relevant department’s directorate and composed of at least 3 faculty members determines the field in which applicants must hold an undergraduate degree, the minimum CGPA and (for the programs requiring proficiency in a language other than Turkish) language proficiency level.
  • Applicants must demonstrate their proficiency in Turkish to be able to start their studies (This requirement does not apply to international students who have graduated from a higher education institution in Turkey). The others must achieve at least the level C1 in the Turkish proficiency exams such as TÖMER, DİLMER, and TYS. Applicants who never submit any of these documents will be required to take the Turkish preparation programs, which will take a maximum of two semesters.
  • International students must pay the tuition fee of 6.000 TL per year.


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Program Coordinator and Contact Information

Research Assistant Hatice KESKİN

   +90 312 596 45 44



For Turkish Citizens
  • Click here for the documents required for the application.
  • Click here for the online application page.

The application page becomes active in the period when the applications are accepted.


Application Calendar and Evaluation

The applications are generally accepted in the months of June-July-August for fall semesters and November-December for spring semesters. The university website should be followed for the exact dates.

Applicants are ranked based on an initial evaluation carried out by weighting 50% of ALES score and 50% of GPA. The number of candidates invited to science exams can be up to five times the quota. Three points after comma in decimals are taken into consideration in the ranking of applicants. If more than one candidate rank last with the same score, all these candidates are invited to entrance examination.

After applications are accepted, a science exam is held on the announced date. The application results are determined by weighting 50% of ALES score, 20% of GPA, and 30% of science exam score. Based on this evaluation, candidates who have earned a score of 65 and above are deemed successful. Successful candidates are ranked according to general evaluation scores (in cases of equal general evaluation scores, science exam scores are taken into consideration), and a number of candidates and substitute candidates as specified by quotas are announced on the institute's website.

For International Applicants
  • Click here for the documents required for the application.
  • Click here for the online application page.


Application Calendar and Evaluation

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Applications are evaluated by taking into account acceptance requirements of the program and international student quotas. The evaluation result is sent to the applicant's e-mail address.

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