MA in Economics

The M.A. Program in Economics aims to equip its students from various backgrounds with the ability to understand, use, or extend research in economics. Graduates are typically placed as analysts or economists in either state or private institutions or continue with their Ph.D. studies in different parts of the world. Core theory courses Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Research Methods are complemented by field courses that are shared with the doctoral program. The program's language is English.

Admission Requirements:

  •     Istanbul Technical University Senate’s Admission Requirements (see:
  •     A minimum of 80 from ALES (equally weighted) or 710(or 155 new scale) from GRE (quantitative) or 600 from GMAT
  •     A GPA of 3.15 (out of 4) or 80.0 (out of 100)
  •     2 reference letters
  •     A minimum of 65 from YDS or 70 from TOEFL

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First Semester:

IKE 501E Microeconomics I
IKE 503E Macroeconomics I
IKE 505E Research Economics I

Second Semester:

IKE 502E Microeconomics II
IKE 504E Macroeconomics II
IKE 506E Research Economics II
IKE 596 Bilimsel Araş.,Etik ve Seminer

Third Semester:

IKE YLT Tez Çalışması

Forth Semester:

IKE YLT Tez Çalışması


IKE 508E Game Theory
IKE 517E Time Series Econometrics
IKE 520E Development Economics
IKE 596 Bilimsel Araş.,Etik ve Seminer
IKE 511E Health Economics
IKE 513E Industrial Economics
IKE 596 Bilimsel Araş.,Etik ve Seminer
IKE 508E Game Theory
IKE 514E Panel Data&Cross Secti.Models
IKE 519E Environmental Economics

 Executive Committee

  •     Prof. Fuat Erdal (ferdal[at]
  •     Prof. Bülent Güloğlu (guloglub[at]
  •     Assoc. Prof. Sencer Ecer (ecer[at]

Program Structure
The students should successfully complete 27 credits, 2 seminar courses (no credits –and in one of which the thesis topic should be presented) and a thesis should be submitted. There are 6 core courses (18 credits) and three electives (9 credits). To be able to graduate, students should score minimum 3.00 GPA.