M.Sc. On Campus


METU Middle East Technical University

24 months
316 USD/year
20 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Sociology at METU Middle East Technical University provides a hospitable and resourceful intellectual environment for sociology students from all around the world with its undergraduate and graduate programs. 


Sociology at METU Middle East Technical University grants its students strong theoretical insights and practical research skills and competences.

The curricula at all levels of sociology education at METU are enriched by departmental and non-departmental electives. In addition to its undergraduate and graduate programs, the department also has minor and double major undergraduate programs and is affiliated with other diverse master and doctorate programs offered by the Social Sciences Institute of METU.

The Master of Science in Sociology at METU Middle East Technical University graduates of the Department of Sociology have job opportunities in a wide range of public and private sectors. 

The institutions in these sectors range from:

  • various ministries of government
  • civil society
  • organizations
  • research companies
  • advertisement agencies
  • marketing firms
  • international institutions such as the World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, and ILO.

The programme aims to develop an interdisciplinary approach in social science education and research with a special emphasis on comparative and historical perspectives, using international body of scholarly literature and research. The students are expected to combine theory and prexis (practice).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Prothesis Seminar
  • Research Methods and Ethical Issues in Social Research
  • Master's Thesis
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Politics and Society
  • Rural Sociology
  • Urban Sociology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A certain level of GPA: This is the cumulative GPA stated on your diploma or temporary graduation certificate.
  • An English Proficiency Score: You MUST provide a valid English exam score. Accepted English exams are stated below with the minimum required scores. 
  • An ALES or GRE score: Applicants should provide an ALES (Graduate Education Entrance Exam-An exam done by Turkish authorities in Turkish) or a GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) score. International students, most of the time, provide GRE scores as the ALES exam is in Turkish. The minimum required GRE score for graduate programs at ODTÜ may vary, but it is mostly around 149-153. 
  • Letter of Intention and Reference letters: You will not submit hardcopy reference letters but enter the name and the contact details of your references.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    316 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 158 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    20 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10 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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