Graduate Program

The Master of Science Program in Mathematics is intended to be an exploration in some depth of a particular area of Mathematics as well as an extension/completion at a higher level of education of the knowledge achieved in the undergraduate studies. It is of course the first step towards the doctorate in Mathematics. The current research interests of the faculty members of the Mathematics Department of the Atılım University focus mainly on algebra, number theory, analysis, geometry and topology, differential and difference equations, numerical analysis, probability and statistics and cryptology.


Application and Admission
The students are accepted to the Mathematics Master's Program based on their undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average, ALES result (minimum 55 points), English Proficiency Exam result (minimum 60 points), and a personal interview.


Introduction and Objectives
The aim of the Master of Science Program in mathematics is to prepare the students to pursue mathematical studies to a greater depth than is possible at the undergraduate level, and to introduce them to some of the current mathematical research. The program also serves as a preparation for the students who are going to follow the PhD program. In addition, it provides grounding for employment in high-level education programs, high-tech industry, mathematically demanding governmental services and business.


Program Content
Master of Science program with thesis option contains 4 compulsory and 3 elective courses, while Master of Science program without thesis option 4 compulsory and 6 elective courses. Throughout the programs, a maximum number of two undergradute courses can be taken with the approval of the advisor. In this case, for each of these undergraduate courses a “special studies” course should be taken, which are denoted by “Math 580 Special Studies I” and “Math 581 Special Studies II”.

Master Program with Thesis (21 credits in total)
- 4 Compulsory Courses (12 credits)
- 3 Elective Courses (9 credits)
- 1 Seminar Course (Non-Credit)
- M.Sc. Thesis

(You can download the Atılım University thesis style files from here.)


Master Program without Thesis (30 credits in total)
- 4 Compulsory Courses (12 credits)
- 6 Elective Courses (18 credits)
- 1 Seminar Course (Non-Credit)
- 1 Graduation Project (Non-Credit)


Degree Requirements
The time required to complete the courses of the Master's Program is at least 2 and at most 4 semesters. The students should be registered to their master thesis starting from the second semester. For the students who have successfully completed all of their courses (courses with credit and the seminar course), but have not been able to finish their thesis in 4 semesters, may be given up to 2 additional semesters to complete their thesis.