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
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Estates General, 1789
Modern Times | Charlie Chaplin
Ankara, 1711
Structure of the Program

Master's programme started in 1986 and it serves under the Institute of Social Sciences at Hacettepe University. Program language for Master's Degree is Turkish.


Political Science

There are 4  compulsory and 5 elective courses in the program. Therefore, %56 of courses is elective.

Provisions for Registration

1. Those having a university diploma in any field can apply for the program.
2. Applicants who apply to the program must have a minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 2.50 over 4.00.
3. Applicants must score at least 65 standard points (equally-weighted) from Academic Staff and Graduate Education Examination (ALES), that is held by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM), or must have an equivalent score approved by the Hacettepe University Senate, from the internationally accepted GRE and GMAT examinations. Besides, in order to apply for the program, the applicant must have obtained at least 70 points from Foreign Language Exam (YDS) or an equivalent score from other language exams approved by Hacettepe University Senate.
4. International student applications will be accepted in the framework of HU Senate decision titled “Principles on Application and Registration of International Students to HU Graduate Programs” (date: 15.01.2014, number: 2014-28).
5. For other conditions not specified above, see Hacettepe University Regulation on Graduate Training, Education, and Examination.
6. With the suggestion of the graduate admission committee of the department, the applicants may be required to attend one-year preparatory program or take some courses from bachelor's, preparatory or graduate programs.
7. Applicants must provide 1-2 page statement of purpose and two letters of recommendation.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

In order to graduate, students must complete 4  compulsory and 5 elective courses (27 national credits / 60 ECTS), and complete the thesis (60 ECTS). In addition to this, students should meet the other conditions specified in the Hacettepe University Regulation on Graduate Training, Education, and Examination.


Public Administration

There are 2 compulsory and 7 elective courses in the program. Therefore, 78 % of courses is elective.

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. Applicants must score at least 55 standard points (equally-weighted) from Academic Staff and Graduate Education Examination (ALES), that is held by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM), or must have an equivalent score approved by the Hacettepe University Senate, from the internationally accepted GRE and GMAT examinations. Besides, in order to apply for the program, the applicant must have obtained at least 60 points from Foreign Language Exam (YDS) or an equivalent score from other language exams approved by Hacettepe University Senate.
4. International student applications will be accepted in the framework of HU Senate decision titled “Principles on Application and Registration of International Students to HU Graduate Programs” (date: 15.01.2014, no: 2014-28).
5. For other conditions not specified above, see Hacettepe University Regulation on Graduate Training, Education, and Examination.
6. With the suggestion of the graduate admission committee of the department, the applicants may be required to attend one-year preparatory program or take some courses from bachelor's, preparatory or graduate programs.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

In order to graduate, students must complete 2  compulsory and 7 elective courses (27 national credits / 60 ECTS), and complete the thesis (60 ECTS). In addition to this, students should meet the other conditions specified in the Hacettepe University Regulation on Graduate Training, Education, and Examination.


Master's Without Thesis

There is 1 compulsory course (term project) in both Political Science and Public Administration Master's Programs Without Thesis. 

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 student applications will be accepted in the framework of HU Senate decision titled “Principles on Application and Registration of International Students to HU Graduate Programs” (date: 15.01.2014, no: 2014-28).
5. For other conditions not specified above, see Hacettepe University Regulation on Graduate Training, Education, and Examination.

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.