The Graduate School of Social Sciences accept students every year for both fall and spring semesters. The list of the graduate programs and exam dates are announced publicly and on our web page no later than the beginning of August and January.
You may have access to specific application requirements for the programs you are interested in, on the Graduate School of Social Sciences web page, under the title of “Application Requirements” by clicking on the following link: ss.ieu.edu.tr.
The purpose of graduate programs with thesis is to enable the student to achieve the skills of attaining, assessing, and interpreting information through scientific research. Thesis is prepared in the form of a scientific research, and requires an intensive study period.
The purpose of non-thesis graduate programs is to enable the student to achieve in depth knowledge of occupational matters, and to show them how to put the existing knowledge into practice.
Ideally, students, who want to continue with their academic careers, are recommended programs with thesis, whereas students, who want to continue with their professional life, are recommended non-thesis programs. Graduates of non-thesis programs can also apply to Doctoral Programs in many universities.
The minimum cumulative grade point average required to graduate from graduate programs is 3.00, and from doctoral programs is 3.25. Students below this average need to retake courses and raise their cumulative grade point average to start thesis; students of graduate programs without thesis may graduate by retaking courses.
Each semester, the total IUE credits are multiplied with the credit/hour price specified for the respective academic year and the semester tuition fee is determined. The semester tuition fees may be paid in 2 instalments.