24 months
278 USD/year
18 USD/year
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The M.A. Program in History of Architecture from METU Middle East Technical University provides training in different periods and geographical areas of architectural culture and built environment, aiming to equip its graduates with the requisite knowledge, research skills, and initiative to engage in innovative scholarship at both international and national levels.


Key Features

Research interests and disciplinary backgrounds of the faculty cover various fields of history and theory of art and architecture. The History of Architecture program from METU Middle East Technical University is affiliated with the Department of Architecture and is offered within the Institute of Social Sciences.

There is no disciplinary limitation for the applicants, but applications from the graduates of architecture and related fields in design, fine arts, humanities and social sciences are especially invited. Applicants from all fields are required to demonstrate their interest in and familiarity with architectural history through transcripts, a portfolio and a letter of intent, as well as satisfactory performance in entrance examinations. Proficiency in English is required of all applicants. Accepted students may be asked to attend a preparatory program.

For graduation, M.A. students are required to take seven courses (one required + 6 elective courses and min. 21 credits) and write a thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studying Architectural History: Approaches, Methods, Ethics
  • Prothesis Seminar in Architectural History
  • M.A. Thesis in History of Architecture NC
  • Special Studies 
  • Architectural History Digital Humanities Lab 
  • Themes on Ancient Domestic Architecture
  • History and Theory of Architectural Styles

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International Graduate Students' Registration Form: The form is expected to be downloaded by the student and filled, including the student's signature.
  • ALES / GRE Score Sheet: The score sheets are valid for five years from the exact date they are announced. Students who used to be registered in one of the graduate programs of METU and then either canceled the registration on their own will or were dismissed from the program are not asked to provide a new ALES / GRE score only if they have not been registered to graduate programs of METU for one academic year at max.
  • English Proficiency Score (METU EPE / IELTS / TOEFL / PTE Academic)
  • One photo
  • Identity page of your passport
  • Residence Permit Card: Required only if the student has a residence permit card before the registration to METU.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    278 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Resident: 154 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 2500 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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