M.Sc.-Ph.D. PROGRAMS IN SOCIOLOGY
The Department of Sociology offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of "Master of Science in Sociology” and "Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology". In accordance with the basic principles of METU, all degree programs in Sociology aim at
• developing an in-depth conceptual understanding of theoretical debates,
• employing techniques of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data informed by different methodological standpoints,
• empowering sociological knowledge with research experience and an historical and comparative perspective, with a specific emphasis on Turkey.
To qualify for the Master’s program in Sociology candidates should have a B.A. or B.S. degree or its equivalent in Sociology. However, candidates with a Bachelor or equivalent degree from another field may also be accepted on the condition that they attend required undergraduate courses before the start of the Master’s program. Entering the Ph.D. program requires an M.A. or M.S. degree or its equivalent in Sociology. Candidates with a Master’s or equivalent degree in another field may be accepted on the condition that they attend a preparation year from the undergraduate or Master’s program in Sociology before they begin the Doctoral program.
M.Sc. PROGRAM IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY (PASSIVE)
METU Graduate Program in Social Anthropology is offered by the METU Department of Sociology. Upon graduation, the students receive the degree of "Master of Science in Social Anthropology". The language of instruction is English. The program has an international outlook, and is involved in numerous international research projects, exchange agreements, and joint teaching. International students are encouraged to apply to the program both as full-time and exchange students.
The faculty members work on politics and law, migration, gender, religion, folklore, and transnationality, particularly in Europe and the Middle East. Besides a rigorous training in theory and methodology, the program also has strong emphasis on empirical research. Students are required to carry out ethnographic field research for their thesis work.
The program accepts students from a wide range of disciplines and promotes transdisciplinary approaches. However, candidates with a Bachelor or equivalent degree from disciplines other than Anthropology or Sociology may be required to attend scientific preparation courses for up to two semesters.
Please visit Graduate School of Social Sciences website for the application requirements.