The Institute of Graduate Studies and Research is the
academic body in charge of planning, implementing, overseeing, and providing
support to all educational activities offered within the framework of all
graduate programs at Eastern Mediterranean University, in collaboration with
other academic bodies.
The aim of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research is to prepare,
develop, and implement educational programs in a scholarly environment. The
Institute offers educational programs that will equip the students from all
academic disciplines with the ability to be critical thinkers and competent
Master's and Doctoral Level Graduate Programs Offered
Eastern Mediterranean University Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
runs Doctoral and Master's level graduate programs in a large number of fields
ranging from Social Sciences and Humanities, Law, Educational Sciences, to
Architecture and to Engineering, Physical Sciences, Mathematics and
Communication and Media Studies.
Master’s Programs: Currently available master’s programs are in Business
Administration, Marketing Management, Economics, Banking and Finance,
International Relations, Architecture, Urban Design, Interior Architecture,
Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical
Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Applied
Mathematics and Computer Science, Information Systems, Physics, Chemistry,
English Language and Literature, Turkish Language and Literature, Eastern
Mediterranean Studies, Developmental Psychology, Tourism Management, Law,
English Language Teaching, Educational Sciences, Communication and Media
Studies, Visual Arts and Design.
Two types of master’s programs are possible with thesis and non-thesis options.
The thesis option is available for all but one of the programs offered; the
Information Systems program is a non-thesis only program. The non-thesis option
is offered in Business Administration, Economics, Banking and Finance,
International Relations, Tourism Management, Developmental Psychology, and in
Architecture, in addition to the thesis option.
Two online master’s programs are also available that are run in collaboration
with the Distance Education Institute. These programs are the e-Hospitality
Management master’s program and the Banking and Finance Executive Program.
Doctoral Programs: Programs leading to Doctor of Philosophy are offered in
Economics, International Relations, Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial
Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics,
Chemistry, English Language Teaching, Educational Sciences, Architecture, and
Communication and Media Studies.
Structure of the Programs
The minimum course load for the master’s programs with thesis is 7 courses (21
credit hours), a non-credit seminar course. The student is also required to
prepare a thesis under the guidance of a faculty member and make an oral thesis
defense. The minimum course load for the non-thesis Master's level program is 10
courses (30 credit hours) in addition to a graduation project, or 14 courses (40
credit hours) if the student prefers not prepare a graduation project.
The number of courses required in the Doctoral level programs is 7 courses (21
credit hours), in addition to the PhD. qualifying exam and doctoral
Duration of the programs
Full time students enrolled in a Master’s degree program including thesis work,
study minimum two, maximum four semesters. Non-thesis master programs can be
completed in a minimum of twelve months or a maximum of four semesters. Part
time master’s students study minimum three, maximum six semesters. Duration of
studies in a Ph.D. program is a minimum of four and a maximum of ten semesters
for full time students. Part-time doctoral candidates need to study minimum six,
maximum fourteen semesters.
General Admission Requirements
Prospective applicants are required to have a Bachelor's Degree (BA /BSc./BS)
with CPGA > 2.50/4.00 for master degree applications. A Master's Degree (MS /MSc
/MA) is required for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) applications. Other program
specific requirements may be available.
English Proficiency Requirement
All applicants for whom English is a second or foreign language are required to
present a recent TOEFL or IELTS score or to pass a proficiency examination
organized by EMU, School of Foreign Languages. Those who score 75 or above in
this examination are admitted without any further language requirement. Those
who do not have a recognized English language qualification (IELTS (6.5), TOEFL
(550) etc.), and who have not scored 75 or above on the EMU English Language
Proficiency Test (which tests Reading, Listening, Writing, Speaking skills) are
interviewed by the Modern Languages Division and are placed in supplementary
non-credit English language courses according to their levels. These students
may simultaneously register to graduate courses required by the program.
Applications to Graduate Programs
Applications to the graduate programs at EMU can be made throughout a year.
Admissions are granted for either the Fall or the Spring semester of the
academic year. Applicants are advised to apply by the end of December and August
for Spring and Fall semesters respectively. Application deadlines are announced
on the web site of the Institute and that of the Registrar’s Office.
Documents Required for Graduate Application
1. Graduate studies application form
2. An official transcript of all university - level courses taken
3. Attested photocopies of diplomas received from a university or equivalent
4. Three letters of reference (not required for the graduates of EMU)
5. Documentation of English Proficiency Score (if available)
6. A photocopy of your passport or I.D. card
7. A completed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
8. Two passport-sized photographs
9. An evidence of financial guarantee indicating sufficient funds are available
for tuition and living expenses
10. Program specific documents ( i.e. Architecture ( PhD & Master): Portfolio)
11. English translations of these documents are necessary if they are in any
language other than English
Submitting the Applications
The application form can be obtained from the website of the Institute
(http://grad.emu.edu.tr) or the Registrar’s Office. All applications should be
submitted to the Registrar’s Office by e-mail, fax or surface mail.
E - mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax : + (90) 392 365 12 41 or + (90) 392 365 13 17
Postal Address : Registrar’s Office Eastern Mediterranean University Famagusta
(Gazimağusa) – T. R. North Cyprus via Mersin 10 - Turkey
For your admission enquiries please contact: + (90) 392 630 1157
Fax: + (90) 392 630 3039