Graduate Program in Economics (Master of Arts Degree):

The M.A. Program in Economics aims to equip its students from various backgrounds with the ability to understand, use, or extend research in economics. Graduates are typically placed as analysts or economists in either state or private institutions or continue with their Ph.D. studies in different parts of the world. Core theory courses in graduate Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics are complemented by field courses that are shared with the doctoral program.

Admission Requirements:

Note: Courses that has the letter E next to its code is in English. The other courses are in Turkish

1st Semester:

IKE 501E Microeconomics I
IKE 503E Macroeconomics I
IKE 505E Research Economics I

2nd Semester:

IKE 502E Microeconomics II
IKE 504E Macroeconomics II
IKE 506E Research Economics II
IKE 596 Bilimsel Araş.,Etik ve Seminer

3rd Semester :

IKE YLT Tez Çalışması

Elective Courses:

IKE 508E Game Theory
IKE 517E Time Series Econometrics
IKE 520E Development Economics
IKE 596 Bilimsel Araş.,Etik ve Seminer
IKE 511E Health Economics
IKE 513E Industrial Economics
IKE 596 Bilimsel Araş.,Etik ve Seminer
IKE 508E Game Theory
IKE 514E Panel Data&Cross Secti.Models
IKE 519E Environmental Economics

Program Structure:

The students should successfully complete 27 credits, 2 seminar courses (no credits –and in one of which the thesis topic should be presented) and a thesis should be submitted. There are 6 core courses (18 credits) and three electives (9 credits). Under normal conditions a student is able to graduate in three semesters. Under special conditions a student can ask for additional time with the advice of his/or her supervisor and the approval of the administrative board if he or she has completed course work within 4 semesters with a GPA of minimum 3.00 and has done his or her seminar on the thesis topic.
Executive Committee:

  • Prof. Dr. Sencer Ecer (
  • Prof. Dr. Bülent Güloğlu (
  • Doç. Dr. Tolga Yuret (