MA in Economics

MA in Economics Non-Thesis program establishes a solid foundation in economic theory and econometrics and provides specialized training in various applied areas of economics. The program is designed to prepare students towards a career as an economist in government, business, and non-governmental organizations. Its rigorous approach also provides an excellent preparation for a Ph.D. in Economics. Our program fills an important void in today's job market where specialization is becoming ever more important and an undergraduate degree is often not enough.

The Economics faculty at Koç University has a solid reputation as contributors to the frontiers of research in Turkey and abroad. Recently, the department has been ranked number 1 in Turkey and continues to improve its ranking in Europe and the world. We believe that Koç University is one of the best places to pursue a master's degree in economics.


Applicants are expected to be graduated from an undergraduate program. Students, who are still studying and are expected to graduate before the Fall Term, can also apply.

Application Requirements:

  • Transcript: A minimum GPA of 3,00/4,00.
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): IBT 80, CBT 213, PBT 550.
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination (For International Applicants): Minimum Quantitative160.
  • 2 letters of recommendation.

Application Form

After application, all applications are evaluated by the committee and ranked within their GRE scores by the committee.

Course Requirements for Application

Applicants Graduated from BA in Economics

  • Min GPA = 3.00
  • Min ALES Quantitative= 90
  • MATH 103: Introduction to Abstract Mathematics*
  • MATH 208: Advanced Calculus**

*, **At least B Grade from these two courses.

Applicants Graduated from other majors

  • Min GPA = 3.00
  • Min ALES Quantitative= 90
  • ECON 201: Microeconomics or Equivalent Course
  • ECON 202: Macroeconomics or Equivalent Course
  • ECON 311: Econometrics I or Equivalent Course
  • MATH 103: Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
  • MATH 208: Advanced Calculus

Applicants are expected to take at least 2 courses from Economics, get at least "B" grade from Mathematics Courses and the minimum total GPA of Economics courses in their transcripts should be 3,00/4,00.

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
1 - 2 years
17,000 USD
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