Application Requirements for Master Program

Master’s Studies in City and Regional Planning (Turkish)/ Master’s Studies in City and Regional Planning (English)

The City & Regional Planning Master’s programs prepare students to excel as professionals capable of understanding and resolving complex urban planning problems. The curriculum gives students both a broad understanding of the urban and regional environment and a foundation of skills needed to plan for today’s regions and cities. A thesis provides an opportunity for focused study in the student’s major area of specialization and interest, such as regional and spatial planning, local governments, infrastructure and environment, urban planning, urban policies and urban studies, transport planning, and urban design.

The curriculum is a 120credit program. The curriculum requirements include eight core (compulsory and elective) courses including a compulsory course on Methods in Scientific Research and Ethics and a seminar, thesis preparation course, thesis writing course, a thesis, and a scientific publication derived from the thesis study.


Applicants for admission to the Master’s studies in City and Regional Planning program are expected to:

  1. Have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  2. Demonstrated academic excellence by earning at least a 2.3 (out of 4.0) grade point average in undergraduate work.
  3. Show evidence of motivation, maturity, work ethic, academic excellence, and intellectual ability through references (2 letters required).
  4. Submit an self-authored intention letter of 2-3 pages to demonstrate understanding of, and areas of interest in, city and regional planning from the perspective of their career and educational objectives, through the statement of purpose.
  5. CV/Resume
  6. We require an ALES exam score of at least 55 points and foreign language proficiency score of 60 from a valid exam (KPDS, ÜDS, YDS, e-YDS, YÖKDİL or other exams that ÖSYM accepts).

Applicants from other background requirements for classified standing requirements may be admitted on a conditionally classified basis, depending on the results of an individual analysis of their applications.


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