METU Middle East Technical University

24 months
224 USD/year
36 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Cryptography at METU Middle East Technical University deals with data security and integrity. Regardless of who is involved, all parties in a transaction must have confidence that certain objectives which are privacy, data integrity, identification, signature, authorization, validation, access control, witnessing, receipt, and confirmation.


A Master of Science in Cryptography at METU Middle East Technical University is about achieving information security in an electronic society requires a vast array of technical and legal skills. With the information processing and telecommunications revolutions well underway, there is an increasing demand for techniques for keeping information secret, for determining that information has not been tampered with, and for determining the author of the information.

In view of the research interest of the cryptography group, the objectives of the Cryptography Graduate Program can be summarized as follows:

  • To conduct a graduate program leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Cryptography
  • To provide a mathematical treatment to the practical aspects of conventional and public-key cryptography
  • To introduce mathematical tools for serious practitioner in need of the latest techniques and algorithms
  • To evolve into an internationally recognized center for research in cryptography and related areas of information security.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applications of Finite Fields
  • Public Key Cryptography
  • Block Ciphers
  • Research Methods and Ethics
  • Basic Mathematics for Cryptography
  • MSc Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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

  • METU-EPE≥64.5 or TOEFL≥79 (see Equivalence Table for Recognised Exams)
  • ALES-quant.≥70
  • or GRE-quant.≥155 (GRE-quant.≥696)
  • At least two (2) reference letters
  • Letter of intention (included in the online form)

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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