MA Program

Prospective students must have completed the Bilkent University requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations or approximately equivalent training. (Also refer to the “Graduate Admissions” section in the introduction of this catalog for the general graduate admission requirements.)

Completion of at least 24 credit units course work. There are seven required international relations courses include the following: Fundamentals of Social Research Design, Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics, International Relations Theory, Issues in Turkish Foreign Policy, Pre-Thesis Seminar, Academic Practices and Master’s Thesis. The five elective courses can be selected from the offered graduate courses each semester. Completion of an M.A. Pre-Thesis Seminar before the start of the second year. An M.A. thesis must be submitted to and approved by the thesis defense committee. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 must be maintained for the totality of Master’s level work.

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