• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Economics MA and PhD programs at Sabanci University are built on a core foundation in a design that facilitates mobility between the two programs. In their common core, these programs equip the student with a solid background in economic theory and application techniques.

About

The MA in economics program provides highly demanded skills in economic analysis and policy for students seeking jobs in the public or private sector. The program also prepares the academically oriented student to excel in PhD studies. The first year program consists of a total of 24 credit hours in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. The second year presents two options: a Master Thesis plus 9 credit hours or a Term Project plus 12 credit hours from advanced elective courses.

Unique in Turkey in its depth and scope, the MA program prepares the academically oriented student for PhD studies and, on the other hand, in conjunction with the Public Policy MA program, provides the students who seek jobs in the public or private sector with the highly demanded skills in economic policy and analysis.

The PhD program offered its first degree in 2010. With a quality curriculum and first-class faculty, it aims at producing top-level academicians. 

The Economics programme is offered at Sabanci University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Economics of the Welfare State
  • Applied Econometrics 
  • Intro. to Math. Analysis 
  • Principles of Finance 
  • Governance, Politics&Publ.

        Detailed Programme Facts

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:

          87

          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

          Schedule TOEFL®
        • Minimum required score (Grade B):

          193

          C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

          Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

        Academic Requirements

        • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

          The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

        International students can apply for a graduate degree program at Sabanci University with the following required documents.

        • Online Application Form
        • Graduate Program Entrance Exam Result (GMAT, GRE, GAT, ALES etc.)
        • Copy of language proficiency exam score accepted by Sabanci University (TOEFL, PTE etc.)
        • Official Academic Transcript
        • Two Letters of Recommendation
        • Statement of Purpose
        • Resume
        • Photography
        • Portfolio / Writing Sample (if applicable)

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          18000 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 18000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for Istanbul

        • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

        Funding

        Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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