Application to the M.A. Program

Application for the 2017/2018 fall term will be open from 3rd to 20th of April.

The departmental exams will take place on 8th and 9th of May.



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Application Period for 2017/2018 Fall Term: 3 April - 20 April, 2017
Quota: 10 (There is no quota for English Preparatory Class)


Written Exam: 8 May 2017, 09:00-11:00, at NH 203 (North Campus)
Oral Exam / Interview: 9 May 2017, 12:00-18:00, at JF 321 (South Campus)


GPA: 2.80/4.00
ALES: Equal Weight: 60
GRE: Quantitative Score: 149 / Verbal Score: 146
English Proficiency:


TOEFL® 500, TWE 4.5, or 

TOEFL® (IBT) 79, TWE 22, or

IELTS Academic Score: 6.5, Academic Writing Score: 6.5


- Official Transcript
- An Undergraduate Degree Diploma or a graduation document (Those who have not graduated yet, must submit an official letter indicating that they are expected to graduate.)
- Student disciplinary record (required for applicants holding a degree from a university in Turkey)
- Statement of Purpose (written in English, not exceeding 500 words)
Two reference letters


Name: Assoc. Prof. Didar AKAR
Phone: 0212 359 46 89


Suggestions on how to prepare for the field specialization exams in linguistics:

The field specialization exam at the MA level aims at determining the degree of the applicant’s knowledge  of data analysis in all areas of linguistic structure as well as of the basic issues in linguistics.  Applicants are advised to review the fundamental concepts and analytical approaches to language as presented in an introductory book to linguistics.  Some of the recommended titles are:

  • Fromkin, V., R. Rodman and N. Hyams. (2007) An Introduction to Language. Thomson Wadsworth.
  • O'Grady, W., M. Dobrovolvsky and M. Aranoff. (2009) Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction. St. Martin’s Press (Third edition).