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Earth System Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #398 (BCR) Ankara, Turkey
The Master of Science in Earth System Science at METU Middle East Technical University addresses the growing national, regional and global demand for trained professionals in Earth System Science and its applications.
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Overview

The Master of Science in Earth System Science at METU Middle East Technical University  is an interdisciplinary program aiming to explore, understand and teach the Earth, its relevant complex processes, past and future evolution and its interactions with the society.

The program emphasizes a research-oriented, global systems approach to study the:

  • atmosphere
  • hydrosphere
  • lithosphere
  • including their interrelationships and interactions with the biosphere. 

Emphasis is on the observation and quantitative analysis of the Earth system with human inflicted problems. Students completing the program will be qualified to pursue careers that require knowledge of the basics of Earth system science and the requisite tools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Ecology 
  • Major Concepts in Ecology 
  • Plant Biodiversity and Conservation 
  • Biodiversity and Habitat Conservation 
  • Freshwater Ecology 
  • Introduction to Space Sciences

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
    • Without a thesis: 30 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 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

  • 2 Reference letters (2) 
  • Letter of intent
  • Evaluation by Interview (If necessary)
  • Please check institute web page for equivalence tables for English proficiency and GRE
  • ALES score type has to be quantitative or Equal-weight.

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

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