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Political Science (M.A., PhD.)

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Online Application: Please submit an online application here AND send a hard copy of your application to the Department of Political Science.

Requirements: These are minimum necessary scores for applying to the Political Science Ph.D. and M.A. program.

CGPA: M.A.: 2.75/4.00
Ph.D.: 3.00/4.00

GRE: M.A.: 302 (verbal and quantitative total)
Ph.D.: 298 (verbal and quantitative total)

ALES: M.A.: 65 (equally-weighted)
Ph.D.:55 (equally-weighted) (for applicants with master’s degree)
ALES scores are valid for 5 years.

English Proficiency: M.A. and Ph.D.: TOEFL IBT (at least 87), IELTS (at least 6.5 average and 5.5 from each section) or Bilkent PAE (at least C). Validity period for all exams: 2 years

Proof of Degree:
M.A.: undergraduate degree
Ph.D.: graduate degree (if already obtained)

Transcripts: M.A.: undergraduate transcripts
Ph.D.: undergraduate & graduate transcripts (most recent one available at the time of application)

Statement of Purpose:
M.A.: 500 words max. (reasons for applying to M.A., research and career interests)
Ph.D.:1000 words max. (reasons for applying to Ph.D., research interests)

Letter of Recommendation: M.A. and Ph.D.: 3

Other: A writing sample

Application Deadline: 7 May 2018

Date of Interview: 19-21 June 2018

IMPORTANT NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered (At the time of application the applicant should upload ALES or GRE scores/ or relevant exam application document).


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