Professional Master's Degree in Information Technology

Sabanci University

Program Description

Professional Master's Degree in Information Technology

Sabanci University


Professional Graduate Program in Information Technology

The driving force behind the tremendous demand for training programs in Information Technology (IT) are the rapid changes in the IT sector, the growing shortfall of skilled laborers and the need for professionals to keep abreast of developments in the field. In an effort to respond to this demand, the Professional Master's Degree Program in IT aims to provide its particiopants with an international professional profile to meet the rapidly-evolving industry needs. Created with the purpose of offering training and education for the field of Information Technology, our program provides a 1 year comprehensive education enabling prospective applicants for careers in this field. The mission of this graduate program is to prepare individuals by providing the theoretical foundations of the discipline and the practical knowledge and problem solving skills to meet industry expectations.

A unique professional network

You will have the opportunity to form your own professional network with our part-time and full-time instructors along with other industry professionals who took part in the program, your fellow classmates in your cohort and the alumni of the IT program at Sabanci University. This is a unique professional network that will allow you to interact with a broader community.

Convenient training schedule

IT Graduate Program is designed and implemented for working professionals to offer a course schedule that is not in conflict with their work ing hours. Weekday classes (Mondays and Wednesdays) are conducted during evening hours at Karakoy Minerva Han which is within easy reach from all around Istanbul via underground by tramway, by boat or by other means of public transportation. For weekend classes on Saturdays, we meet on campus in Tuzla to which transportation is provided by University shuttles departing from convenient locations in Kadikoy and 4.Levent.

Experienced trainers

Most of the instructors in our graduate program are seasoned professionals with considerable experience in training and teaching in different areas of Information Technologies. In addition to their academic credentials, our trainers are engineers and project managers who are capable of bringing their work experiences to the courses they teach.

General Information

The program's rich variety is designed to appeal to IT professionals who desire to improve their skills and broaden their expertise, as well as to new graduates ready to embark on an IT career. Additionally, the program is ideal for professionals planning a change of career track.

With its diverse curriculum, state of the art laboratory facilities, and effective practical applications, the design of this graduate program is able to meet the varying needs of industries in the field, which is one of its unique characteristics when compared to its counterparts in Turkey. The basic philosophy is to offer an up-to-date curriculum that integrates rapidly developing technologies and innovations.

An awareness of the demands of business life enabled the Program's flexible scheduling in which weekly classes run on Saturdays and two weekdays as evening courses. Thus, course attendance is facilitated for the working professionals whose schedule enables companies to send their employees to the Program. Participants, unemployed at present and registered to the program, also have the opportunity for part-time employment or internship.

Program Structure

The Professional Master's Degree Program is a one-year program composed of 3 academic semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer), each of which lasts 14 weeks. Students take 11 courses in total from various areas. The Term Project is a non-credit course.

The program is scheduled in a way to make it available to those that are working on a full-time or part-time basis. All courses are offered in the evening during weekdays (6 hours in total) and on Saturday (6 hours in total) during the weekend.

Applied Training

Professional Master's Program in IT is conducted in classes and laboratories which are equipped with the type of hardware and software components needed for the applied training format adopted by the curriculum. Students are advised to bring in a Windows-based laptop (a mid/top range i5 and a minimum 4GB of RAM) or a MacBook Pro (min. 4GB of RAM with BootCamp/Virtualization installed) for running software tools and working on your projects and homework assignments.

Admission Requirements

Applications for non-thesis master’s programs are evaluated by the assigned Admission Jury. Suitable candidates are invited to a personal interview. Admissions are finalized by the approval of the related Graduate School Board upon the recommendation of the Jury and are announced to the applicants. Application periods can be found in the Academic Calendar of Sabanci University.

Applicants may be called for interviews. Periods for application are announced in Academic Calendar.

Your registration will be completed upon the approval of Turkish Higher Education Council regarding the equivalence of the last graduated higher institution and the course of study.

  1. Online Application: A print-out of the completed Application Form
  2. Program Application Form: IT Program Application Form
  3. Official Transcript: Must be issued and sealed by the Student Resources/Affairs of the applicant's university indicating the courses and grades taken.
  4. Statement of Purpose: Document explaining your objectives and your motivation for pursuing a graduate degree in the field of IT.
  5. Curriculum Vitae (CV): Candidates must submit an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (resume).
  6. Photograph: One recently taken photograph
  7. Two Letters of Recommendation: The letters of recommendation could be submitted by the referencers online or mailed by the applicant in a sealed envelope.
  8. Degree Requirements: An undergraduate degree is required in order to apply for a graduate program. The applicant should have an undergraduate or a graduate diploma in order to be admitted to a graduate program.
  9. English Proficiency Exam Result:
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (IBT): Min. score 78
  • PTE Min. score 48
  • CAE Min. score B
  • CPE Min. score C
  • KPDS, ÜDS, YDS, e-YDS Min. score 65
  • ELAE Candidates must obtain a satisfactory score in the Sabancı University English Language Assessment Examination (SU-ELAE).

The application deadline for the Academic Year 2017-2018 Fall Term:

  • Early Application Period: January 2nd - June 2017
  • Interviews: June 2017
  • Application Period: August 2017
  • Interviews: July and August 2017
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 21, 2017
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Sept. 1, 2017
1 year
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12,000 USD
Turkey - İstanbul
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