International Relations

International Relations

Graduate Program in International Relations (Thesis or Non-Thesis)

Program Description

Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Relations is a two-year degree program focusing on the global processes challenging the conventional structure of international politics. The emergence of new security issues, global social movements, ecological problems, ethnic and religious conflicts, the rise of global corporations, global poverty and gender issues transform the field of international relations, which hitherto has been thought mainly as relations between nation-states. This M.A. program provides students with a broad interdisciplinary education to analyze the complexity of global politics. It is an academic program offering high quality training to those interested in pursuing a career in the academia, the government, in diplomacy, in the private sector, in international business, in journalism, in an international organization, or in a non-governmental organization both in Türkiye and abroad.

We focus on both the academic and professional development of students. Classes are taught by academics who are experts in a wide range of fields. Classes are scheduled at evenings or weekends and taught entirely in English. Students are required to complete 21 credits (7 courses) and a non-credit seminar, as well as write a graduate thesis. Those who are seeking a non-thesis option are required to complete 30 credits and write a term project. Classes are held in our Maslak Campus, conveniently located in the business center of Istanbul and easily accessible by subway.

We welcome graduates from all disciplines, state and military personnel, employees in nongovernmental organizations, think tanks, members of other voluntary associations, employees in the private sector and the media.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Relations Program appeals to those

  • Who pursue a career in various branches of governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as careers in the private sector.
  • Who seek a Ph.D. in a related social science or humanities field.
  • Who are seeking a flexible M.A. program with evening and weekend classes.

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