M.S. - Ph.D. PROGRAMS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Ph.D program at the Department of International Relations is designed for those students with an M.A. degree in International Relations or a related discipline, with an interest in further study in the field.
The Ph.D program consists of seven courses, written and oral comprehensive exams, defense of the thesis proposal and the Ph.D thesis. It is expected that students complete all work related to Ph.D within eight semesters. The comprehensive exams aim at evaluating the students' proficiency in the fields of the 'Theories of International Relations', a region of expertise (The Middle East, Europe, Central Asia, et. al.) and a non-departmental subject of specialization (for example topics in sociology, philosophy, history and others).
Applications to the program are taken once a year for the Fall semester only. Admissions are made through a two-tier process i.e. initial review on paper and interviews. Those students short-listed for the interviews are determined after the review of the applications on the basis of the variables such as cumulative grade point average, points taken from LES (Examination for Graduate Study)/GRE etc.
Fields of Study:
The Department offers seminars and supervision on both theoretical and legal aspects of International Relations and on areas studies such as the Middle East and Europe.
Altunışık, Meliha: B.S., Ankara University; M.S., METU; Ph.D., Boston University.
Politics of the Middle East, Turkey and the Middle East, the International Political Economy of Oil, Politics of Caspian Oil
Bağcı, Hüseyin: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Bonn .
The New Order and the Security of Europe, Contemporary Issues in International Security, Diplomatic History, International Organizations
Bölükbaşı, Süha: B.A., Ankara University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.
Various Aspects of Turkey's Foreign Policy, Relations with Greece, Cyprus, the Middle East, and the Caucasus, Central Asian Politics
Dağı, İhsan Duran: B.A., Gazi University; M.A.,Ph.D.,University of Lancaster.
Human Rights in International Relations, Refugees and Security, the Question of Human Rights in Turkish Foreign Policy, Human Rights and Turkey-EU Relations, Democratization in Turkey, Islam and Politics in the Middle East, Islam and Politics in Turkey, Revolution and Change in Iranian politics, Welfare-Virtue Party in Turkey
Eralp, Atila:B.A., METU; M.A., Ph.D.,University of Southern California.
Theories of International Relations, European Integration and Enlargement, Theories of Integration, Euro-Mediterranean Relations
Türkeş, Mustafa: B.A., Hacettepe University;M.Phil, University of Manchester; Ph.D., University of Manchester.
Political Developments in East-Central Europe between the Two World Wars, the Destruction of Yugoslavia, Turkish Foreign Policy, Security Issues in East-Central Europe, NATO Enlargement, PFP, WEU, Central European Initiative, Visegrad States, Europe Agreements, Political and Ideological Tendencies in Turkey, The Kadro Movement, Kemalizm
Yurdusev, Nuri:B .S., M.S., METU;Ph.D., University of Leicester.
Theory and History of IR, British School, Philosophy of History, European identity and Turkish Identity, Civilizations
Polat, Necati: B.A., Istanbul University; Ph.D., Nottingham University.
International Law, IR Theory, Philosophy of Social Sciences, Current Social and Political Theory
Tayfur, Fatih:B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science.
Greek Politics; Economics and Foreign Policy in the 1990s, Decision-Making Mechanisms and Processes in Turkish Foreign Policy, Democratic Development and Foreign Policy of Spain in the 1990s, Political-Economy of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Europeanization and Democratization in Turkey; Greece and Spain
Kip Barnard, Fulya: B.S., METU; Post-Diploma, Institute of Social Studies, Den Haag, the Netherlands; M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.
Politics of International Migration, EU Politics, EU Justice and Home Affairs, Turkey and the EU, Theories of IR and Cold War Politics
Kibaroğlu, Ayşegül: B.A., Ankara University; M.A., University of Reading; Ph.D., Bilkent University; Post-Doc, University of Dundee.
Politics of Water Resources; Environmental Change and International Security; Transboundary River Basins Management; International Water Law; Regional Development; International Organizations, International Regimes Theory
Tanrisever, Oktay F.: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of London.
Theories of International Relations, Russian Politics and Foreign Policy, Neighborhood Policy of the EU, Russia and the European State System, Europeanization and Regional Cooperation in the Black Sea Region, Politics of Nationalism and Federalism in Eurasia
Bedirhanoğlu Toker, Pınar: B.A, Ankara University; M.A., University of Reading; Ph.D., University of Sussex.
Global Political Economy; Globalization, State, Social Transformation in the Russian Federation; Critique of the 'Transition' Discourse; Neo-Gramscian Perspective in IR, Transformation of Economic Bureaucracy in Turkey
Kahraman (Elgün), Sevilay: M.S., Ph.D., METU.
International Organizations, Organizations and Processes of Integration, Political and Organizational Dynamics of European Integration, European Security and Defense Identity, Turkey-EU Relations
Güneş, Şule: B.A., Ankara University; Post-Graduate Diploma, The Hague, Institute of Social Studies; M.A., Ph. D., Ankara University.
Environmental Politics and Law, International Law of the Sea, Regional Seas Programs
Tür, Özlem: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Durham.
Middle East Politics, Political Economy
Boyar, Ebru: B.S., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Cambridge.
Late Ottoman and Early Republican History
Aytürk Çıtak, Zana Ayşe: B.S., METU; M.S., London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D., Boston University.
French Politics, Nationalism and Religion
IR 601 Advanced Topics in Theory & Methodology in IR
IR 602 History Politics & International Relations
IR 603 Middle East in World Affairs
IR 669 Law of the Marine Environment
IR 604 Europe in World Affairs
IR 900-999 Special Studies
IR 650 Politics and International Relations of the Middle East
IR 651 Euro-Mediterranean Relations
IR 652 Turkish Foreign Policy
IR 654 Ethnicity, Nationality and European Identity
IR 656 International Political Economy and Foreign Policy
IR 658 Issues in the Theory of International Law and Inter.Rel.
IR 662 Politics in the Balkans and Eastern Europe
IR 663 Global Security Problems & the Culture of National Security
IR 666 Human Rights, Globalization and the Political Islam
IR 674 Issues in Eurasian Security and Politics
IR 667 Topics in European Integration
IR 676 Globalization, Neoliberalism and Social Transformations
IR 678 Transboundary Water Resources Management: Contending Approaches and Evolving Paradigms
IR 680Empire to Nation-State Transformation of an Ottoman to a Turk