History

Application Requirements​

  • Transcripts (B.A. and M.A. when applicable) GPA: 3.00 minimum
  • Letters of Recommendation The Graduate School requires three  letters of recommendation for PhD applications. These should be by persons well qualified to speak from first-hand knowledge about the applicant’s potential for graduate study. Letters of recommendation must be submitted online*
  • Statement of Purpose Which should not exceed 2,000 words, focusing on why the applicant wants to study at Koç University and in this particular program as well as explaining career objectives and research interests
  • English Proficiency Applicants’ who’s native language is not English must ensure to provide their official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or any equivalent testing system. (Please see minimum required scores below).
  • Thesis Abstract Summary of your MA/MS thesis (if available)
  • ALES or GRE Score (Please see minimum required scores below)
  • TOEFL, YÖKDİL or YDS Score (Please see minimum required scores below) Required for all non-native English speaking applicants.
  • Successful performance in an interview :

 

Ph.D. in History Admission Requirements
ScoresWithout BA DegreeWith MA Degree
ALES (Equal Weighed or Verbal)8070
GRE (Quantitative or Verbal )156153
GPA3.003.00
TOEFL IBT8080
YDS /YÖKDİL8080

Degree Requirements

1st Year – Fall Semester

1st Year – Spring Semester

HIST 501- History Writing

HIST 502- Research Methods in History

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

KOLT 500: TA Workshops

Elective

TEACH 500: TA Assignments

ETHR 500 Ethics Course

 

TEACH 500: TA Assignments

2nd Year – Fall Semester

2nd Year – Spring Semester

HIST 590: Seminar

ENGL 500 : English Academic Writing

TEACH 500: TA Assignments

TEACH 500: TA Assignments

HIST 695: PHD Dissertation

HIST 695: PHD Dissertation

3rd Year – Fall Semester

3rd Year – Spring Semester

HIST 695: PHD Dissertation

HIST 695: PHD Dissertation

TEACH 500: TA Assignments

TEACH 500: TA Assignments

4th Year – Fall Semester

4th Year – Spring Semester

HIST 695: PHD Dissertation

HIST 695: PHD Dissertation

TEACH 500: TA Assignments

TEACH 500: TA Assignments

5th Year – Fall Semester

5th Year – Spring Semester

HIST 695: PHD Dissertation

HIST 695: PHD Dissertation

TEACH 500: TA Assignments

TEACH 500: TA Assignments

Students with a BA degree

History Ph.D. program may admit students with only a BA degree. Students applying with a BA degree must have taken a Introductory History course (e.g. HIST 103 or any other equivalent)

A Ph.D. student entering with an undergraduate degree is required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 14 courses (by the end of the 6th semester)

  • Pass Ph.D. comprehensive qualifying exams (by the end of the 7th semester)

  • Complete and defend a Ph.D. dissertation

  • Complete the following mandatory non-credit courses:

  • TEACH 500 Teaching Experience 

  • ENGL 500 Academic Writing

  • HIST 695 Thesis Course

  • HIST 590 Seminar Course

Ph.D. Program in History for Students with a BA degree

1. Semester

2. Semester

TEACH 500 Teaching Experience (Non-Credit)

ENGL 500 Academic Writing (Non-Credit)

HIST 501: Selected Topics in Historical Writing (3 Credit)

HIST 502: Research Methods in History (3 Credit)

 Elective Course (3 credit)

 Elective Course (3 Credit)

Elective Course (3 credit)

 Elective Course (3 Credit)

Total: 9 Credit

Total: 9 Credit

3. Semester

4. Semester

HIST 505: Historical Approach to Social Theory (3 credit)

Elective Course (3 credit)

Elective Course (3 credit)

Elective Course (3 credit)

Elective Course  (3 credit)

Elective Course  (3 credit)

Total: 9 Credit

Total: 9 Credit

5. Semester

6. Semester

Elective Course (3 credit)

HIST 695 Thesis (Non- Credit)

Elective Course (3 credit)

 

HIST 590: Seminar (Non- Credit)

 

Total: 6 Credit

Total: 0 Credit

7. Semester

8.Semester

HIST 695 Thesis (Non- Credit)

HIST 695 Thesis (Non- Credit)

9. Semester

10. Semester

HIST 695 Thesis (Non- Credit)

HIST 695 Thesis (Non- Credit)

 

Total: 42 Credit

 

A Ph.D. student entering with a Masters degree from another university is required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 7 courses (by the end of the 4th semester)

  • Pass Ph.D. comprehensive qualifying exams (by the end of the 5th semester)

  • Complete and defend a Ph.D. dissertation

 

Ph.D. Program in History for Students with a BA degree

1. Semester

2. Semester

TEACH 500 Teaching Experience (Non-Credit)

ENGL 500 Academic Writing (Non-Credit)

HIST 501: History Writing  (3 Credit)

HIST 502: Research Methods in History (3 Credit)

Elective Course (3 credit)

 Elective Course (3 Credit)

Elective Course (3 credit)

 Elective Course (3 Credit)

Total: 12 Credit

Total: 9 Credit

3. Semester

4.-8 Semester

HIST 590: Seminar (Non- Credit)

HIST 695 Thesis (Non- Credit)

 

Total: 21  Credit