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Master of Arts in Political Science (English)

About the Program

The agencies, institutions and agenda of politics in national, inter-national and global level has entered into a quick change in 21th century. Every new phenomenon emerged within social and political relations weakens the status-quo and dynamizes the whole field of the social identities and political relations. As well as increasing the necessity of political science, this dynamism also demands political science to enhance its capacity to explain the world.

In consideration of the foregoing analysis, Master of Arts in Political Science aims to conduct empirical and theoretical research which would make major contribution to the literature. Therefore, the theses written by students of this program have high quality in terms of scientific contents, academic format and grammar quality. This scientific formation requires our students to increase their oral as well as written performances. The whole program and each lesson of it are organized in a way to develop the culture of “learning together” and “learning from each other” and to pave the way for students to develop close relations not only with other students but also with the instructor in order to learn the theoretical and methodological tools of problematizing and analyzing.

The language of instruction is English. The students are also encouraged to learn a second language (including the Oriental languages such as Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Russian, Japanese).

 

Application Requirements

 

For Turkish Citizens
  • Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in Political Science, Political Science and Public Administration, Public Administration or Political Science and International Relations.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 from a 4-year undergraduate program.
  • Applicants must submit a minimum ALES (Equal Weight) score of 55. Equivalent GMAT or GRE scores are also accepted.
  • Applicants must submit a minimum English YDS/e-YDS or YÖKDİL score of 80. An equivalent score on an exam accepted by the Higher Education Council is also valid.
  • Candidates must earn a minimum score of 65 from written science exams and/or interviews.
For International Applicants
  • Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in Political Science, Political Science and Public Administration, Public Administration or Political Science and International Relations.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 from a 4-year undergraduate program.
  • Candidates must demonstrate their proficiency in English to be able to start their studies. Those who have received their undergraduate degree from a university in which the language of instruction is English that is in a country where English is the official language or obtained the minimum specified score from one of the following language exams are regarded as proficient in English.

    TOEFL IBT

    (Minimum 16 from each skill)

    IELTS Akademik

    CAE

    CPE

    PTE

    ASBU EPE

    YÖKDİL

    YDS

    84

    6,5

    C

    C

    59

    75

    85

    80

  • The tuition fee that has been decided for international students must be paid. The tuition fee is 6.000 TL per year.
Curriculum

 

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Program Coordinator and Contact Information
Prof. Onur Ender ASLAN

   onur.aslan@asbu.edu.tr

   +90 312 596 44 44

Application

 

For Turkish Applicants
  • 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 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. Following 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 in 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.