Institute of Graduate Studies


Sociology graduate programs are open to graduate students from other disciplines as well as sociology, with a formation that encourages interdisciplinary studies. Our programs aim to give a sociological disposition that enables to benefit from both Western and Turkish sociological literatures and to objectify the current and historical problems of Turkish society from a new perspective.

The sociological disposition our graduate programs aims to give assures a reflexive and critical understanding of subjective social conditions in which the students are situated as well as objective issues and debates of the country. It is recommended that students to have a good grasp of a foreign language while the courses are Turkish.

Students who accomplish successfully the programs can pursue their academic career in universities and work in public or private survey companies; in the fields of education, human resources, media and publishing; in a wide range of sectors form social service to advertising.

Considering scientific life as a common world of knowledge producing in collaboration with students, the academic staff of our sociology department aims to conduct surveys and studies in which the graduate students can play crucial and contributing roles and therefore become an intellectual center that works on principal problems and issues of Turkish society such as inequality, education, social mobility and bureaucracy.

Program Outcomes

1. Ability to use different theoretical and methodological approaches in sociology in order to objectify a social fact; to develop a critical understanding of literature.

2. To analyze fundamental components of social structure such as migration, bureaucracy and religion.

3.To follow and contribute to ongoing debates on social problems in the world as well as Turkey.

4. To conduct a study in a particular sociological field in an expert level and to develop new conceptual insights.

5. To evaluate any survey data from a sociological standpoint in order to produce theoretical and macro level interpretations.

6. Ability to combine sociology with any other social scientific discipline like anthropology, philosophy, psychology, law, history and political sciences.

7. High level ethical attitude that consists of scientific responsibility and accountability while managing a sociological study.

8. To analyze everyday life practices with social theories and concepts.