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MSc in Architecture (Non-Thesis) Program

MSc in Architecture (Non-Thesis) Program


Master Program in Architecture (Non-Thesis) affiliated with the Graduate School of Engineering and Science and the relevant information are explained below. The aim of the program is to train qualified experts in the field of architecture with the universal standards. It aims to explore the architecture with a multi-dimensional approach and have graduates that use different approaches, methods and techniques.

The acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competence in architectural design of undergraduate graduates who do not plan an academic career is the basis of the Master of Architecture Program (Non-Thesis).

For graduation, four compulsory courses, six elective courses must be taken and the term project must be completed. Students will be graduated with a total of 90 ECTS credits. Students have the right to choose their elective courses from other faculty programs provided that they complete the credits required for graduation.

It is a program that aims to train graduates who can think analytically and critically, integrate professional activities at national, international levels, and have interdisciplinary thinking and working skills, from urban scale to the scale of material and building element detail, and gain the current knowledge in the field of architecture and different design approaches.

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Info for MSc Architecture (Project Based-M.Arch): murat.sahin@ozyegin.edu.tr


Online Application Dates:  June 11 - August 4 2021 

Online Application Link

Application Requirements

  1. Degrees: Applicants must be either graduates of or graduating from an undergraduate program in case of Thesis and Non-Thesis program applications; and an undergraduate or a master's program in case of applications for PhD program, respectively.

    Among admitted applicants, those who are expected to graduate must successfully complete their current programs prior to the enrollment date in order to be able to enroll at the university.

    For diplomas awarded by higher education institutions abroad their education and degree must be recognized by YÖK to those awarded by higher education institutions in Turkey. Candidates who apply to master’s degree programs must submit their Bachelor’s Degree equivalency letter; candidates who apply to doctorate programs with undergrad degree must submit their Bachelor’s Degree equivalency letter; candidates who apply to doctorate programs with grad degree must submit their Master’s Degree equivalency letter. The Student Services of Ozyegin University will help the admitted candidates who do not have the equivalency letter to obtain the letter.

  2. Graduate Programs Entrance Exam Score Report:Turkish citizens have to provide one of the following exam scores. Foreign nationals are exempt from submitting the Entrance Exam Score Report.


    Graduate School of Engineering and Science

    MSc Architecture (Project Based- M.Arch) Validity
    GMAT -  
    GRE – Old (quantitative) - 5 Years
    GRE – Revised (quantitative) - 5 Years
    ALES - 3 Years
  3. English Proficiency Exam Score Reports:Applicants must submit one of the following score reports provided that they are still valid. Candidates who graduate from English-medium programs of higher education institutions are exempt from English proficiency test provided that they graduated within the last two years prior to enrollment.

    English Exam*

    Graduate School of Engineering and Science

    MSc Architecture (Project Based- M.Arch)

    (from the date of application)


    Min. 66

    2 Years

    KPDS / YDS / ÜDS* 

    Min. 55

    3 Years

    ÖzÜ İngilizce Yeterlik Sınavı***

    Min. 50

    2 Years

    *Candidates who graduate from English-medium programs of higher education institutions are exempt from English proficiency test provided that they graduated within the last two years prior to enrollment.
    ** Interuniversity Foreign Language Examination Determination of equivalency of the Directive examination pursuant to Article 6/3.d "If the exam taken in Turkey, the exam place has to be in the state university’s buildings"
    *** TRACE Exam is only accepted for the MSc. and M.Arch graduate programs.

  4. Other Conditions


    Graduate School of Engineering and Science

    MSc Architecture (Project Based- M.Arch) *


    Min. 2.3/4 CGPA in Undergraduate degree

    Accepted Undergraduate programs

    Architecture, Interior Architecture**

    *Candidates who meet the above-mentioned conditions must also be successful in the oral interview.
    ** Candidates applying from other fields are required to succeed in the scientific preparation program defined in the architecture undergraduate program courses.

Application Documents

All documents must be prepared in Turkish or English. If prepared in other languages, notarized copies in Turkish or English must also be attached to the original documents.

  1. Application Form: Application form filled in online completely and accurately.
  2. Diploma: Copy of the diploma awarded by the latest higher education institutions that the applicant is graduated from. For diplomas awarded by higher education institutions abroad, a copy of the equivalency letter issued by YÖK's International Equivalency Office is needed.
  3. Transcripts: Transcripts showing all courses taken and grades achieved in all higher education institutions the applicant has so far attended to or graduated from. If the transcripts do not include any information about the grading system, separate documents must be provided for the grading system of the relevant institutions.
  4. Graduate Programs Entrance Exam Score Report: One of the score reports listed (ALES, GRE) in the application requirements.
  5. English Proficiency Examination Score Certificate: One of the documents listed (TOEFL, YDS, KPDS, ÜDS) in the application requirements.
  6. Letter of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must be obtained from the applicant’s instructors and/or previous/current employer. Letters of recommendations obtained from family and friends are not acceptable.
  7. Letter of Intent: Essays written in English about personal or professional goals in subjects provided by the Graduate School.
  8. Supplementary Documents for International Students: Copy of the information page of the passport.
  9. Additional Information: The applicant can provide additional information, if any, about the special circumstances in his/her academic background or professional career to support his/her application.

Application, Evaluation and Admissions

The university may request applicants to prove the accuracy of information and documents submitted during the application or the university may directly search the accuracy of such information and documents. Should it be determined that there are inconsistencies in information and documents provided by prospective students, such students are denied admission even if they were previously admitted, and their enrollments are revoked, even if previously completed.

Application documents are kept by the university and under no circumstances are returned to applicants, regardless of the result of evaluation.

As a result of preliminary evaluations conducted on the application information and documents, prospective students may be invited for a written examination or an interview. Failure to attend the interview or examination will disqualify the applicant from further consideration.

Applications are evaluated by an admission jury. Recommendations of the admission jury regarding the admission of applicants are concluded upon the resolution of the relevant Graduate School Executive Board.

If deems necessary, the Graduate School Executive Board may subject some of the admitted students to the Scientific Preparatory Program for one or two semesters to fully prepare them for their graduate programs. The resolution of the Graduate School Executive Board lists all courses that must be taken by the applicant.

The scope, application requirements and quotas of scholarships granted to admitted students are determined by the Board of Trustees for each academic year. Scholarships are awarded upon the resolution of the relevant Graduate School Executive Board and the approval of the Rector.

The foreign students must get the annotated student visa which is obtained from Consulate Branches of Turkish Embassies or Consulate General located in their country or nearby, in order to make entry to Turkey. Students should apply for the visa with the Consulate Notification Letter, which is sent by the institute with the acceptance letter. For detailed information please click here.

Our university will complete the necessary procedures for obtaining the degree equivalency for international prospective students who do not have an Equivalency Letter- which is obtainable from a Higher Education Council (YÖK). Such students are conditionally admitted and are enrolled as special students until their degrees are recognized by the relevant authorities. Students whose applications for diploma equivalency is accepted by the Higher Education Council become regular graduate students.

You can review the Özyeğin University Directives on Graduate Program Admissions to learn more about the application, admission and enrollment processes.

MSc Architecture (non-thesis Based) Program Curriculum / Conditions for Graduation

4 compulsory courses, 6 elective courses, a seminar course and a term project should be taken and passed for graduation. The total credits for graduation are defined as 90 ECTS. Students have the opportunity to take elective courses from other programs.

MSc Architecture (Non-Thesis)
1.Term 2.Term
ARCH 501 Research Methods 3-0 - (7,5 ECTS) ARCH 552 Architecture Design 2 6-0 - (7,5 ECTS)
ARCH 551 Architectural Design 1 6-0 - (7,5 ECTS) ARCH 518 Project and Construction Management 3-0 - (7,5 ECTS)
Elective 1 3-0 - (7,5 ECTS) Elective3 3-0 - (7,5 ECTS)
Elective 2 3-0 - (7,5 ECTS) Elective 4 3-0 - (7,5 ECTS)
1.Term Total: 30 ECTS 2.Term Total: 30 ECTS
Elective 5 3-0 (7,5 ECTS)  
Elective 6 3-0 (7,5 ECTS)  
ARCH 597 Term Project in Architecture (15 ECTS)  
3.Term Total: 30 ECTS  

MSc in Architecture (Non-Thesis) Program Requirements

MSc Architecture (Non-Thesis) Program Courses

Compulsory Courses

  • ARCH 501 Research Methods
  • ARCH 551 Architectural Design I
  • ARCH 552 Architectural Design II
  • ARCH 518 Project and Construction Management
  • ARCH 597 Term Project

Elective Courses

  • ARCH 503 Theory of Architecture
  • ARCH 510 Originality in Architecture
  • ARCH 512 Landscape Design and Planning
  • ARCH 513 Istanbul; Planning, Architecture and Design
  • ARCH 514 Restoration and Conservation
  • ARCH 515 Modern Turkish Architecture
  • ARCH 516 Architectural Design and Sun
  • ARCH 517 Urban Design Lab I: Contemporary Theory at the Interfaces
  • ARCH 519 Computational Design in Architecture
  • ARCH 521 Spatial Systems in Architecture and Urban Space
  • ARCH 523 Housing Culture: Local and Global Effects
  • ARCH 525 Energy Efficient Building Design and Renovation
  • ARCH 526 Current Issues in Architecture and Design
  • ARCH 527 Cultural Studies in Architecture
  • ARCH 528 Integrated Design and Environment
  • ARCH 530 Performance Management in Construction
  • ARCH 531 Quality Management in Construction
  • ARCH 532 Modern Architecture and Interior Design in Turkey
  • ARCH 533 Architectural Criticism
  • ARCH 534 Morphology of Historical Cities


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