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Local Authorities and Governance

24 months
9500 USD/year
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Local Authorities and Governance Master's Program (Thesis / Non-Thesis) at Yeditepe University established under the Department of Public Administration examines local governments due to its content. 



The Local Authorities and Governance program at Yeditepe University focuses on the interaction and cooperation of multiple actors - public institutions, local governments, private sector, non-governmental organizations, international institutions, and citizens.

The aim of the program is to ensure that the knowledge of local governments and governance can be developed and deepened at the expert level. In addition, the education provided and the program carried out to allow us to comprehend interdisciplinary interaction. Another aspect of the program is to be able to discuss, make a presentation, and express himself / herself professionally and academically on a work that requires expertise in local governments and governance within an intellectual framework.

The governance phenomenon that is spreading rapidly in the world is to create a dynamism based on the interaction and cooperation of public institutions, local governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, international institutions and citizens with the principle of addressing local governments, local development policies, urban sociology, urban politics and environmental policies. It is certain that the dynamism will find a wide place in university programs. It is aimed that for the program, which was founded with this vision, to be one of the premium programs in this subject.

Programme Structure


  • Local Government Legislation
  • Local Governments and Information Technologies
  • Environmental Policies and Local Governments
  • Local Governments and Urbanization
  • Decentralization and Local Governance
  • The Historical Development of Local Governments in Turkey

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution.

  • For Research Master’s degree programs (Master’s degree programs with thesis), the minimum required ALES score is 55. (Test results older than five years from the date of the application are not valid and will not be accepted). Candidates who do not have ALES certificate at the application date may register as a "special student".
  • For English language proficiency, the minimum required YOKDIL,YDS score is 55 and minimum required TOEFL score is 66 

Tuition Fee

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    9500 USD/year
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Living costs for Istanbul

2000 - 3240 TRY /month
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