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Architecture, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #398 (BCR) Ankara, Turkey
The candidates for M.Arch. should have an undergraduate degree in architecture. The Master of Science in Architecture at METU Middle East Technical University program endows the graduate student with the knowledge of the social, political, economic, geographic and professional contexts of architecture and an awareness of the social and environmental consequences of design decisions.
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Graduate candidates are expected to acquire an adequate knowledge of the history and theories of architecture and related arts, technologies and human sciences, a critical awareness of current paradigms, issues and themes of present day architectural debates and the ability to use them in individual research. 

The Master of Science in Architecture at METU Middle East Technical University is involved with processes concerning the:

  • creation
  • representation
  • application and dissemination of knowledge
  • offers various graduate theory and research courses
  • graduate design research studios. 

Elective courses cover a wide range of research interests and orientations supported by the diversity and the versatility of the staff profile, with extensive teaching experience both in studio and theory courses.

The program’s resources have recently been mobilized and restructured under different  research tracks in order to foster the existing strengths of the program and to nurture and encourage the development of emerging research agendas and structures brought forth by new priorities and challenges in architectural research. Built upon a clear diagnosis and awareness of global educational and research priorities and emergent fields, these non-compulsory research tracks offer graduate students the possibility to pursue their individual research agendas along different research orientations offered by the Department. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Thesis Research 
  • Directed in Environmental Design 
  • Descriptive and Systematic Approaches 
  • Seminar in Architecture 
  • Critical Theories on Urban Architecture 
  • Architectural Research 
  • Architecture and Discourse 
  • Creative Mapping Techniques in Architecture 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application
  • ALES score type have to be quantitative  
  • Two reference letters must be uploaded (at least one from academic sources). 
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • A digital portfolio and CV must be submitted  
  • A four-year B.Arch. degree is required.
  • Interviews are held in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    268 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 134 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    46 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Resident: 129 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 768 TL/Semester

Living costs for Ankara

  • 1600 - 2350 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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


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