Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


The Department of Political Science and Public Administration was founded in 1982 under the name of Public Administration and started education in 1983. Doctor of Philosophy program started in 1989 and it serves under the Social Sciences Institute. Program language is Turkish.

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Non-thesis Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


1. Those having a university diploma in any field can apply for the program.

2. There is no minimum grade-point average (GPA) requirement.

3. There is no requirement for an ALES or Foreign Language Exam certificate. However, if the applicant submits a certificate, the following weighting schema will be used in evaluation (for those not submitting a certificate for ALES or Foreign Language, the score is considered to be zero).

Evaluation Criteria:

ALES Score: 20%

Foreign Language Score: 10 %

GPA: 30%

Interview: 40%

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. The provisions which are not covered, will be implemented in accordance with the relevant provisions of Hacettepe University's Regulations on Graduate Education and Examination.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


To graduate from the program, students must complete 90 ECTS. In addition to this, students should meet the other conditions specified in the Hacettepe University Regulation on Graduate Training, Education, and Examination.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Students should have a 4-year university education in order to apply for the program. Department recognizes the previously taken courses in another institution and exempts them from graduation credit, if they meet the standards specified in the Hacettepe University Regulation on Graduate Training, Education, and Examination.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The aim of the programme is to provide student with the required knowledge and skill in the field in order to conduct scientific research independently or a member of a team, to reach and analyze data. In addition to this, the programme aims to provide the student with skills of leadership and problem solving in the field of specialization.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


They can work as specialists, district governors, inspectors, administrative judges, and managers, academicians, etc.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


There is 1 compulsory course, other courses are elective.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


These conditions are specified in the Hacettepe University Regulation on Graduate Training, Education, and Examination. Courses are theoretical, one-semester courses, and there are no prerequisites.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


In order to graduate, students must complete 90 ECTS.

D.17. Education Type


2. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Dr. Berrin Koyuncu Lorasda─č─▒

Hacettepe University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, 06800, Beytepe, Ankara

E-mail: bkoyuncu@hacettepe.edu.tr

Tlf: 90 312 297 87 25

Fax: 90 312 297 87 40

Web: http://www.kamu.hacettepe.edu.tr/eng/