Graduate Programs and Exams

The Application to the programs in the Graduate School of Social Sciences will be made online in the link provided (https://oibs2.metu.edu.tr/Ms_Phd_Applications)

Applicants DO NOT need to deliver the required documents (hard-copies) to the Graduate School of Social Sciences.

 

You can get information about application to graduate programs from the web page of the Graduate School of Social Sciences under the "APPLICATION" menu.

 

Students applying for admission to our M.A. or Ph.D. program are required to take a written exam and an interview.  We have several versions of the interview: the interview given to the applicants of the M.A. program is different from the one given to the Ph.D. program applicants, and for each degree program we make up different interview for those students who have had formal training in philosophy and for those have not. Furthermore, the applicant in any category has the option to take the interview in English or Turkish. The interview designed for applicants without any formal background in philosophy does not contain questions on highly specific philosophical issues requiring a lot of knowledge of philosophy. On the other hand, the interview given to applicants who have majored in philosophy previously will be a little more demanding in terms of "philosophical knowledge"; nevertheless, they will be asked questions of a general nature, about issues which any philosophy graduate should know about.  Through the interview, the interview committee will try to sense if the applicant has any real interest in and serious intent to study philosophy, and of course, has the ability to finish the degree.  If you satisfy these basic requirements, you really don’t need to worry about getting admitted to the program. There is no scheme of preparation, no reading list or any "key to success" for the interview that the department recommends to applicants. We want you to come as you are...

Since English is the medium of instruction at the Middle East Technical University, applicants to any graduate program of the university are required to pass the English Proficiency Exam administered by the university. Applicants with adequate TOEFL or similar test scores don't have to take the English Proficiency Exam, and applicants who carry the passport of an English-speaking country are exempt from any such proof of proficiency in English.

In order to be admitted to any graduate program in a university in Turkey, students have to take the ALES. ALES is administered by a government organization twice a year. It is similar in nature to the GRE Aptitude Test, and it is in Turkish. Non-Turkish citizens are normally expected to take the GRE in place of ALES.


Required Documents for Application

Detailed information about required Documents which will be uploaded to the online application system:

 Application Fee Receipt

 English Proficiency Exams

 Graduate Exams

 Reference Letters

 Transcript

 Letter of Intention

 

Application Criteria

 

Degrees

 

Graduate Exams

 

English Proficiency Exams

 

Letter of

 

Intention

 

Reference Letters

 

cGPA

ALES

GRE

ODTÜ-İYS

TOEFL-IBT

IELTS

MA

(with Thesis)

EA 65

Quantitative

 685

 

69.5

 86

7.0

English

or

Turkish

 

2*

-

PhD

EA 70

Quantitative 708

 

75

 92

7.0

English

or

Turkish

 

2*

-

*Except from METU Philosophy graduates should submit.

All applicants are invited for an interview without a pre-evaluation.