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Graduate Program

1.Ability to present comprehensive accumulation of knowledge regarding policies, political thought, political behavior, political processes and political institutions in a comparative and critical framework.

2.Ability to work in national and global public institutions, civil society organizations and business corporations in a competent and responsible way and to direct the work processes effectively.

3.Ability to adapt to, and work successfully within the rapidly changing global atmosphere.

4.Respect for cultural differences and diversity, and awareness for coexistence.

5.Awareness for social responsibility, and responsibility for active citizenship.

6.Scientific approaches and ethical knowledge required for academic research.

7.Ability to appreciate the importance of lifelong learning for continuous development and self-betterment.

1.In addition to the capabilities in the fields of political science and international relations, students should grasp core theories and concepts in the academic disciplines closely related to the study of these disciplines such as law, economics, sociology, history, European studies and cultural studies.

2.Students should identify and distinguish theories, concepts and phenomena in international relations areas including: comparative politics, political theory, political history, political institutions, international relations, international organizations, diplomacy, European studies and Turkish politics.

3.Students should formulate and apply political theories to understand, analyze and interpret contemporary local, regional and global affairs.

4.Students should formulate and analyze research questions and identify appropriate conclusions by employing qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

5.Students should develop strong analytical and critical ability to communicate.

6.Students should understand the importance of adapting to the complex, rapidly changing conditions in global, political and social environment and managing the change.

7.Students should develop scientific and reflexive dispositions towards issues like human rights with special references to ethnic, political, religious minorities; disability; age; gender; sexual orientation and gender identity; social inequalities; social justice, and anti-discrimination.

8.Students should illustrate a level of consciousness in line with democratic values of citizenship.

9.Possess high ethical standards in social, political and professional life.

10.Acquire cosmopolitan values that enable working in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic or multi-religious/multi-faith/non-faith professional environments.