The Department of Economics, in addition to its noteworthy position in undergraduate education, in recent years has placed a special emphasis on expanding its graduate programs. Admission for graduate degrees is ar highly competitive and many candidates for academic positions in the Turkish Universities see entry through this fierce competition. Candidates for the Master's degree are from various backgrounds, but the majority of the students are economics who want to deepen their knowledge and analytical skills. So far, the Department has granted 120 M.Sc. degrees.
The Master's degree is an advancement of economic knowledge, and thus is composed of a relatively fixed curriculum where the students are expected to take six compulsory courses with credits in macroeconomic theory microeconomic theory and econometrics, two elective courses and write a master thesis. The Ph.D. program is one of specialization. The graduates will probably become academics and experts in their field of specialization; thus, the selection of courses and subjects in their education becomes crucial. The doctorate students take eight elective courses from a menu of 30 advanced courses that spans political economy, economic history, macroeconomics, microeconomics, international economics, monetary theory, CGE models, development economics, macroeconomic issues of developing countries, industrial economics and applied econometrics.
As well as two computer labs of faculty, students in graduate programs can also access Graduate Lab. Various licenced econometric and statistical softwares such as Stata and RATS are installed on Graduate Lab computers.
Students will be accepted to the Ph.D. program after obtaining the M.S. Degree or an equivalent (to be approved by the Department). A number of assistantships will be available to outstanding graduate students.
Applications to the Graduate Programs of Department of Economics are admitted by METU Graduate School of Social Sciences. For more information please follow the links below: