Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


Department of Public Finance of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Hacettepe University was founded in 1982 and started Bachelor's programme in the academic year of 1983-1984. The aim of the Department of Public Finance is to provide the educated work force needed both by private and public sectors. Turkish is the language of instruction. The department consists of four subfields: Theory of Public Finance, Fiscal Economics, Budgeting and Fiscal Planning and Fiscal Law. There is a Master's Programme with thesis and a PhD programme under the Institute of Social Sciences.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


1. Applicants who apply to the program must have completed a four-year Bachelor's Degree with an average of at least 2.50 over 4.00 (four).

2. Applicants are required to score at least 65 standard points from equal weight categories of the Academic Staff and Graduate Education Examination (Akademik Personel ve Lisans├╝st├╝ E─čitimine Giri┼č S─▒nav─▒, ALES) organized by Measurement, Selection and Placement Center (├ľl├žme, Se├žme ve Yerle┼čtirme Merkezi, ├ľSYM). Alternatively, applicants are required to submit an equivalent score, determined by the Hacettepe University Senate, in the internationally recognized GRE and GMAT examinations.

3. Applicants are required to score at least 65 in the Foreign Knowledge in Foreign Language Placement Examination (Yabanc─▒ Dil Seviye Tespit S─▒nav─▒, YDS). Alternatively, applicants are required to submit an equivalent score from other foreign language examinations, held at the national or international level, whose equivalence is approved by ├ľSYM.

4. International students' applications are accepted in line within “Hacettepe University Graduate Programme and Exam Regulation" in Official Gazette (29 November 2016, No:29900).

5. Those conditions, which are not included below, are applied in accordance with the related provisions of the Hacettepe University Graduate Education, Instruction and Examination Regulations (Hacettepe ├ťniversitesi Lisans├╝st E─čitim, ├ľ─čretim ve S─▒nav Y├Ânetmeli─či).

6. Except the applicants graduated from Economics or Public Finance programs, the prospective students found to be successful may have to take Scientific Preparation Courses based upon the Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulation.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


In order to acquire the master's degree in the field of Public Finance, students have to pass compulsory and elective courses, and write a thesis concordantly to HU Graduate Education and Examination Regulations and HU Thesis Writing Guidelines as well as defend it in front of jury and must be found successful. In Master of Finance degree program, 60 ECTS from the total 120 ECTS belongs to lesson period while the other 60 ECTS belongs to the thesis period. In order to be accepted successful, students have to get at least C1, which is stated in the Graduate Education and Examination Regulations. Additionally, in order to reach thesis writing stage, student's overall academic average must be 2.5.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Successful postgraduate student of Hacettepe University or another institution of other higher education after at least one semester, may apply continue his/her education in our master programme. For applications to be considered; the quota of master degree lateral transfer has to be announced by the department. The candidates must meet the admission requirements and get successful grades (that can be found at the specified grade classification in HU Educational Regulations) from at least one semester of taken courses. The acceptance and orientation of students whose lateral transfer is deemed suitable by the head of department council is approved with the decision of the institute executive board.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The programme aims at providing individuals who will work as experts in the public or private sectors with advanced knowledge and skills in the field of public finance and enabling them to be able to analyse the field related information and interpret them using the information they obtained from diverse fields, to make evaluation and propose solutions. The programme also intends to prepare the students for the PhD programme.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Graduates of our department can take jobs at various positions at private/public banks and institutions. Should they be successful at entry exams, they can work at various positions such as certified public accountant, administrative law judge, auditor, specialist, inspector and controller.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


Course phase of the program gives advanced level of information to the student about the field of study and the thesis phase aims to provide information, skill and competency about the special area of study.

Post Graduate Program

At least 120 ECTS

45% Compulsory + 55% Elective

Special Subjects Course

Post-Graduate Thesis

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Calculation and assessment methods applied for each course is defined in the “Course Education Plan” in the Information Package and prepared by the concerned lecturer(s). Regarding the exams and course success grades, the concerned articles of the H.U. Post-Graduate Education and Teaching Exam Regulations apply.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate from this program, the students should,

- Complete at least 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for post-graduate program

- Have at least 2.75 General Grade Average over 4.00 as defined by the H.U Post-Graduate Education and Teaching Exam Regulation,

- Prepare and defense a post-graduate thesis

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Head of Department: Prof. Tarkan ├çAVU┼×O─×LU


Phone: 0312 297 86 75-76

Fax: 0312 299 20 63

Address: Hacettepe University Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences

Department of Public Finance