• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Sociology students from Istanbul Sehir University learn to attain sound knowledge through novel, imaginative research based on rigorous methods, thereby becoming a graduate who can question the received wisdom and contribute to the accumulation of sophisticated knowledge, rather than simply repeating what is fashionable. 

The ultimate goal of İstanbul Şehir University Sociology graduate programs is to educate students to become top quality researchers and academicians all over the world.

Sociology is a field of study requiring a glocal perspective that comes from the healthy synthesis of a global outlook with a local one and needs accomplished individuals who can creatively combine public service and advanced sociological research at high academic standards. 

Combining its strong academic staff with intellectual diversity, our graduate programs promise their students a wide range of theoretical and methodological training. Boasting some of the leading researchers in the field, our students benefit from rigorous mentorship and small-group seminars in a quasi-informal setting based on the concept of student-centered instruction. 

Teaching staff

The teaching staff have been educated at some of the leading universities in the world with diverse areas of expertise, including political sociology, comparative historical research, sociology of everyday life, sociology of culture and religion, organizations and economic life, family and social policy, urban studies, and advanced statistical methods. Meanwhile, our academic programs also host some internationally renowned guests to increase its academic and intellectual diversity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Contemporary Sociological Theory
  • Qualitative Social Analysis
  • Quantitative Research Methods and Multivariate Statistics
  • Research Methods in Social Sciences
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Critical Academic Writing
  • Sociology of Everyday Life
  • Gender Studies
  • Mapping Globalization: History, Structures, and Challenges
  • City and Culture

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    128 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
  • At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
  • A motivation letter must be added to your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 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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