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Program Structure

The MA Program in Philosophy and Social Thought is a two-year graduate program. The first two semesters are devoted to courses (totalling 7 courses and 1 non-credit research seminar). In the next two semesters students take thesis courses, then prepare and defend their MA theses.

15 elective courses (each 3 credits) and 1 non-credit seminar will be offered during the first year. The students must complete a total of 21 credits and pass one non-credit seminar before they proceed to the thesis stage. Subsequently, students will attend two non-credit thesis courses.

Courses are conducted on weekdays, between 3:00-6:00 p.m. and 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Students who enroll in cross-listed courses from undergraduate programs are obliged to attend the courses at the times specified for undergraduates. Such courses will include extended reading materials, separate exams and assignments for graduate students.

MA in Philosophy and Social Thought is a bilingual program, conducted in both English and Turkish.