Hacettepe University Department of Political Science and Public Administration
The Grand National Assembly of Turkey
1924 | Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
"Under the paving stones, the beach”, Paris 1968 | Situationist Grafiti
Marchers for Woman Liberation, 1971
Cover Design for the "Society of the Spectacle" by Guy Debord
Estates General, 1789
Modern Times | Charlie Chaplin
Ankara, 1711

Established in 1982 as a department of Public Administration, the department began to offer an undergraduate degree in 1983, a Master of Arts degree in 1986, and a PhD degree in 1989. The Department changed its name to “The Department of Political Science and Public Administration” in 2006, and currently includes five departments of undergraduate and graduate study concentrations: Political and Social Sciences, Administrative Sciences, Local Government and Politics, Public Policy, and Legal Studies. In addition, the Social Sciences Institute offers four Master of Arts and two Doctoral (PhD) programs in two areas: Political Science and Public Administration.

Academic language in the undergraduate program is English. The program includes 89 courses 61 of which are elective. The first two years of the program are primarily devoted to introductory courses in social sciences and legal studies as well as to non-elective introductory courses in Political Science and Public Administration. Junior and senior students take elective courses based on their interest in the different concentrations of study offered at the Department. Departmental program and career coordinators provide effective guidance to our majors.

As part of Erasmus+ program, our Department has agreements with more than 30 universities in Europe. In addition, our department has exchange agreements for students and academics with more than 10 well-respected universities outside Europe. Departmental student societies include “Political Science and Public Administration Society” and “Society for Political Theory”, which operate under the Hacettepe University Directorate for Health, Sports, and Culture.


IMPORTANT: Undergraduate Weekly Course Schedule is at the left column under "Noticeboard" button.(27.09.2019)
27.09.2019 17:00
IMPORTANT: Graduate Weekly Course Schedules are at the left column under "Noticeboard" button. (27.09.2019)
27.09.2019 17:00
IMPORTANT: Click on "Course Schedule-Exam Schedule" link under the "NOTICEBOARD" heading at the left column for 2018-2019 Summer School Course Schedule.
17.06.2019 17:00
UNDERGRADUATE | Second midterm exam of the class KAY 492 "History of Turkish Administration" will be on Wednesday, 15th of May, 2019 in room D-7 on 12:00-13:00.
09.05.2019 14:00
UNDERGRADUATE | Second midterm exam of the class KAY 128 "World History II" will be on Friday, 17th of May, 2019 in rooms A-1 and A-3 on 16:00-17:30.
09.05.2019 14:00
2018-2019 Spring Semester Course Schedule is available on the "Course Schedule-Exam Schedule" page on the left column.
19.02.2019 09:00
The course KAY 499 "Social Strucure of Turkey" is cancelled tomorrow (20th of December).
19.12.2018 09:00
Second midterm exam of the course KAY 213 "Administrative Law" will take place on December 24th at 14:00, in the classrooms D13 and DB8. Seating arrangements for classrooms will be announced via email.
18.12.2018 10:00
IMPORTANT: KAY 217 "Political Sociology" and KAY 499 "Social Structure of Turkey" make-up exams will be on 21st December 2018, 12.00 in classroom D15.
17.12.2018 13:00
Second midterm exam of the course KAY 127 "World History" will take place on December 25th at 16:00, in the classrooms DZ11, DZ14 and DZ16.
11.12.2018 19:00
IMPORTANT: KAY 203 Introduction to Public Policy course is cancelled this week (13th of December-Thursday). Makeup course will be announced later.
10.12.2018 13:00
URGENT: KAY 315 Organizational Behavior course was cancelled (Tuesday/November 7th). Date of the make-up course will be announced later.
06.11.2017 17:37
IMPORTANT: International students who attend "KAY153 Introduction to Law" and "KAY213 Administrative Law" courses; "please call at the course instructor to learn the requirements related to mid-term and final exams".
25.10.2017 20:53
URGENT: BEB650 (Basic Information and Communication Technologies) Course for international students will be taught on Thursdays at 16.00-17.00 (classroom: "D9" at Information and Communication Institute).
16.10.2017 20:10
ATTENTION: 2017-2018 Fall Semester Course Schedules (undergraduate and graduate) can be downloaded from the "Course Schedule" button at the left column.
03.10.2017 19:46