Sabancı Üniversitesi


MA Program


The aim of History MA program is to provide an opportunity for all undergraduate students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds to acquire a solid academic basis on Ottoman and modern Turkish history. Students aiming to further their academic studies towards a PhD degree in the history of the Ottoman Empire, the Balkans or the Middle East, are strongly encouraged to select the MA program with thesis.

Within the framework of the MA Thesis course, they are expected to research and write an MA thesis of around 80 pages on a previously submitted and approved topic.

Any student who has successfully completed his/her coursework within the usual four semesters, but who needs additional thesis completion time, may, be granted a maximum of two more semesters for this purpose.

Degree Requirements may vary according to the year of first enrollment.

Click here for MA Degree Requirements. (Thesis)

Click here for MA Degree Requirements. (Non-thesis)

Graduate program applications will be accepted in two waves. The deadline for early applications is May 29, 2020 and the deadline for regular applications is August 18, 2020***.

***The interview dates for the second wave will be announced later. Click here for the announcement.

For further information about the program and application, please contact with Asst. Prof. Ferenc Péter Csirkés  (

Click here for MA Application Requirements / APPLY ONLINE