METU Middle East Technical University

24 months
224 USD/year
36 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

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

    224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 112 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    36 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Resident: 129 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 768 TL/Semester


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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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METU Middle East Technical University