MS without Thesis

Our M. S. Program without thesis aims at teaching fundamental physics at a high level and coupling this knowledge with a research experience in either theoretical or applied physics depending on the interests of the student.

Degree Requirements

Physics non-thesis master program consists of 10 courses of at least 30 credits, seminar course and term project.

Students are required to complete at least thirty (30) credits by taking at least ten (10) required and elective courses according to their areas of interest. Unless stated otherwise, courses are 3 credits. With the approval of their advisors, students can take a maximum of 3 undergraduate courses to provide a basis for graduate courses, and these undergraduate courses can be used to complete the course and credit requirements of the non-thesis master program.

In addition to the credit courses, students must complete the non-credit courses; PHYS 591 - Term Project, PHYS 590 - Seminar, ETHR 500 - Scientific Research Methods and Research and Publication Ethics, and ENGL 502 - Effective Writing and Presentation.

Conditions of Acceptance

Minimum score from ALES (Academic Staff and Master Education Exam) must be greater than a score determined by the Physics Graduate Program Coordinators and University Academic Councilors. This score cannot be smaller than 60.

•  Minimum scores required from the exams are given below
– Internet Based TOEFL: Minimum Score 80 (Exams taken in Türkiye must be carried out at the State Universities.)

  It is necessary to be successful in the interview in order to be accepted to the program.

  • Candidate’s GPA should be above 2.80 and average grade of four fundamental physics courses (PHYS 201, PHYS 301, PHYS 302, PHYS 401) should be above 2.8
  • At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
  • A motivation letter must be added to your application.
  • Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
  • TOEFL or YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL Requirement (for those whose native language is not English)
    – TOEFL Internet Based: Minimum Score 80 (Exams taken in Türkiye must be carried out at the State Universities.)
    – YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL: 80
  • ALES/GRE score
  • Official transcripts from all the universities attended

One of the most important parts of your application is the motivation letter. Its goal is to introduce your background and support your application. In short, its goal is to answer the question:

“Why are you a suitable candidate?”

Write in a clear and logical manner: remember, the way you write and present yourself says a lot about you. Do not plagiarize as this will mean automatic disqualification from the evaluation process.

Some points that may help you answer this question:

  • Why have I chosen to apply to this programme?
  • What do I expect to gain from my studies?
  • Why does my academic and personal background make me a suitable candidate for this programme and for Koç University (potential for success, demonstrated qualities and skills)?
  • Why is Koç University a good choice for me as an individual?

Click here to apply.