Programlar

Graduate Program

Graduate Program in History aims to train students for productive scholarship and helps students in acquiring theoretical and methodological tools for historical research and analysis.

Faculty members represent a variety of different approaches to the study of history and welcome a similarly diverse student body.

The department offers comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives in the fields of

  • Ottoman History
  • Modern Turkish History
  • European History (Early Modern and Modern)
  • Byzantine History
  • History of Art, Architecture and Visual Culture
  • Ancient History and Archaeology
  • Asian History
  • Oral History
  • Medieval Islamic History

Candidates are evaluated in an interview and written examination held every spring term. Application files and other required material are to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar at the announced dates. Application forms are available at the Office of the Registrar.

Requirements for the Graduate Program in History

Upon their admission to the Graduate Program in History, students are expected to choose an area of specialization and work with an academic advisor from among the faculty of the Department of History. After fulfilling their course requirements, students continue their directed readings and research under the supervision of their advisors.

M.A. students are required to take 24 credits of coursework spread over two semesters. Coursework is followed by submission and defense of an M.A. thesis, during which students are expected to achieve competence in scholarly research. M.A. students are expected to know the language(s) of their area of specialization.

Ph.D. program requires students to complete a minimum of 24 credits of coursework in addition to non-credit language requirement(s), and the completion of a Ph.D. dissertation. Students who are admitted to the Ph.D. program are expected to take two courses in theories and methods of historical study and five elective courses, and to pass a reading proficiency in a modern European or Asian language. If necessary, students are also expected to pass a proficiency exam in a technical language, such as Ottoman Turkish, required for one of the areas specialization.

Ph.D. students are required to pass a qualifying examination upon the completion of their coursework. Passing the non-credit language proficiency exam(s) is a prerequisite for taking the qualifying exam. All students in the Ph.D. program are expected to present a dissertation proposal by the end of their third semester for the HIST 601 seminar course. Students may substitute a graduate course from another department as part of the general course requirements, with the consent of the departments in question.

Candidates with an M. A. from Boğaziçi University, Department of History, as well as other departments / universities will be evaluated on an individual basis. Students may be asked to take additional courses according to their research interests.

M.A. PROGRAM IN HISTORY

First Semester
HIST 501Historiography I    (3)
 Area Elective  (3)
 Area Elective(3)
 Elective(3)
Second Semester
HIST 502Historiography II                                               (3)
 Area Elective(3)
 Area Elective(3)
 Seminar/Course Elective(3)
HIST 690M.A. Thesis 

 

Specialization in the history of art, architecture and visual culture:

First Semester                  
HIST 551Method and Theory in The History of Art, Architecture And Visual Culture(3)
 Area Elective(3)
 Area Elective(3)
 Elective(3)
Second Semester
HIST 502Historiography II(3)
 Area Elective(3)
 Area Elective(3)
 Elective(3)
HIST 690M.A. Thesis 

Specialization in ancient history and archaeology: 

First Semester                   
HIST 551Method and Theory in The History of Art, Architecture And Visual Culture(3)
 Area Elective(3)
 Area Elective(3)
 Elective(3)
Second Semester
HIST 541Method and Theory in Archaeology(3)
 Area Elective(3)
 Area Elective(3)
 Elective(3)
HIST 690M.A. Thesis 

 

 

Ph. D. PROGRAM IN HISTORY

First Semester
 Course in Theory and Method(3)
 Elective(3)
 Elective(3)
 Language Reqirement(s) 
 Non-Credit 
Second Semester
 Course in Theory and Method(3)
 Elective(3)
 Elective(3)
 Language Reqirement(s) 
 Non-Credit 
Third Semester
Hist 601History Seminar(3)
 Elective(3)
 Language Reqirement(s) 
 Non-Credit 
Hist 790PhD Thesis