Our MA program graduates have moved on to careers in the private sector in Turkey and abroad (e.g., Abdi Ibrahim, Arçelik, Boston Consulting Group, Boyner,  Facebook, Microsoft, Target), in non-governmental and international organizations (e.g., International Organization for Migration, UN Development Program, TÜSEV), and in the public sector (e.g., Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economics).

Many of our MA graduates have stayed in academia by securing admission to prestigious PhD programs in North America, Europe, and Turkey. Following is a list of PhD programs that our MA graduates moved to:

İlayda Bilge Önder, MA Department of International Relations, 2018 Thesis Title: Civil-Military Relations and Conflict Termination Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Political Science
Efe Can Çoban, MA Department of International Relations, 2018 Thesis Title: Democracy and Terrorism Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Georgia State University, Political Science
Sebahat Derin Atışkan, MA Department of International Relations, 2018 Thesis Title: Requisites for Reaching Positive Peace: Women's Inclusion in Peacekeeping Operations and in Post-Conflict Orders Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Scuola Normale Superiore, Transnational Governance
Fırat Kimya, MA Department of International Relations, 2017 Thesis Title: Corruption, Democracy and Growth: An Empirical Analysis Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., University of Virginia, Politics
Orhun Aras Köksal, MA Department of International Relations, 2017 Thesis Title: Urban Movements and Social Class in Contemporary Turkey Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Sociology
Alfred Oduro, MA Department of International Relations, 2017 Thesis Title: Building Collective Identity in Africa: The Role of African Regional Organizations Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., University of Toronto, Political Science and International Relations
Emine Büşra Ünlüönen, MA Department of International Relations, 2017 Thesis Title: Middle Class Refugees in Istanbul Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center, Anthropology
Fatih Ümit Çetin, MA Department of International Relations, 2015 Thesis Title: Rethinking the Concept of Hegemony and the Rise of China Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., UMass Amherst School of Public Policy(SPP), Political Science
Burak Demir, MA Department of International Relations, 2015 Thesis Title: A Theoretical and Historical Analysis on the Emergence, Formation and Decline of Hegemony Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Political Science and Government
Yusuf Magiya, MA Department of International Relations, 2015 Thesis Title: The Effect of Modernization on Ethnic Conflict: The Kurdish Question in Turkey Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Columbia University, Political Science and Government
Yaşar Şaşıoğlu, MA Department of International Relations, 2015 Thesis Title: The Anatomy of the Arab Spring: Are They Series of Revolutions Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Koç University, Political Science and International Relations
Muhammed Tahir Kılavuz, MA Department of International Relations, 2014 Thesis Title: The Old Elites Strike Back: The End of Political Liberalization under Khrushchec and Menderes Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Political Science
Didem Seyis, MA Department of International Relations, 2014 Thesis Title: Ideal Citizenship Depictions in Turkish Primary School Textbooks Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Boğaziçi University, Political Science and International Relations
Cantay Çalışkan, MA Department of International Relations, 2013 Thesis Title:The Success Behind Renewable Energy: A Comparative Analysis of Germany, The United Kingdom, Brazil and Turkey Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Boston University, Political Science
Mehmet Cansoy, MA Department of International Relations, 2013 Thesis Title: Social Citizenship Regimes in Turkey Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., BostonCollege, International Relations
Pelin Kılınçarslan, MA Department of International Relations, 2013 Thesis Title: Worker Resistance and Mobilization: A Comparative Analysis of Two-Female Dominated Textile Factories Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Koç University, Political Science and International Relations
Eda Bektaş, MA Department of International Relations, 2010 Thesis Title: Pension Reform in Turkey in the Light of Latin American and East European Experiences: A Comparative Political Economy Analysis Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Bilkent University, Political Science
Deniz Dalyan Daşer, MA Department of International Relations, 2010 Thesis Title: Leftist Diasporic Identity: The Experience of Turkish and Kurdish Refugees in Switzerland Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Rutgers University, Anthropology
Selim Erdem Aytaç, MA Department of International Relations, 2009 Thesis Title: Why Are Some Countries Immune to the Negative Political Effects of Natural Resource Wealth: An Empirical Analysis Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Yale University, Political Science
Pelin Azer Binnet, MA Department of International Relations, 2009 Thesis Title: Good Mothers and Wise Politicians: National Formal Political Participation among Women in Turkey and Japan Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Political Science
Nail Tanrıöven, MA Department of International Relations, 2009 Thesis Title: Structural factors affecting approval of Islamist terror in predominantly Muslim countries Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., University of Florida, Political Science
Osman Şahin, MA Department of International Relations, 2008 Thesis Title: The bourgeoisie and moderation: The case of political Islam and the Kurdish question in Turkey Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Sabancı University, Political Science
Osman Şengül, MA Department of International Relations, 2008 Thesis Title: Turkey's future possible contributions to European security through its participation in the EU crisis management operations Placement after Graduation: MBA, Yale School of Management
Koray Mutlu, MA Department of International Relations, 2008 Thesis Title: A critical approach to the governance of the world trade: power politics discourses and existing asymmetries in the WTO Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., McMaster University, Political Science
Taylan Çoban, MA Department of International Relations, 2007 Thesis Title: The Europeanization of Turkish-Greek Disputes Placement after Graduation: MA, Tufts University- The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Şirin Duygulu, MA Department of International Relations, 2007 Thesis Title: Constructing solidarity at post-national level: The case of European social policy Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Political Science
Gökçe Günel, MA Department of International Relations, 2007 Thesis Title: Gated communities and non-places: The case of Koç University and Sarıyer Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Cornell University, Anthropology
Kadir Onur Unutulmaz, MA Department of International Relations, 2007 Thesis Title: International retirement migration in Turkey: Dynamics, implications and prospects Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., University of Oxford, Anthropology
Devrimsel Deniz Nergiz, MA Department of International Relations, 2007 Thesis Title: The Faces of Integration: Benchmarking Immigrant Policies in France, Germany and the Netherlands Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Bielefeld University, Sociology
Evrim Altıntaş, MA Department of International Relations, 2006 Thesis Title: Child labour in Turkey from a global perspective: Case study of working children in İstanbul Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., University of Oxford, Sociology
Hüseyin Alptekin, MA Department of International Relations, 2006 Thesis Title: Dual identities, dual histories, unique statehood: Discussing citizenship formulations for the re-integrated Cyprus Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Government
Sema Hande Öğütücü, MA Department of International Relations, 2006 Thesis Title: Tracing the roots of modernity: Ancient Greece, the golden age of Islam, and renaissance Italy Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Binhamton University - SUNY, Political Science
Nihat Şengül, MA Department of International Relations, 2006 Thesis Title: Towards a more effective EU conflict prevention policy: Lessons from Bosnia and Kosovo Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., Central European University, International Relations
Hasan Basri Yalçın, MA Department of International Relations, 2006 Thesis Title: Alliance formation under the unipolar structure: The case of Turkish-US alliance in the second Gulf War Placement after Graduation: Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Political Science