About the Program

The Master in Architecture (M.Arch.) program provides students with a wide perspective by encouraging them to specialize in various areas of architecture. Students gain the required experience of understanding details by evaluating it systematically through the means of different research methods and techniques. Through a number of core and elective courses, students develop their written and spoken skills, sensitivity and understanding by discussing architectural focus within a well-disciplined approach. The program trains students to become self-confident and independent-minded so that they can pursue a successful professional life.

The medium of instruction for the the Master in Architecture (M.Arch.) program is English and a thesis must be submitted for the successful completion of the program. Graduate Studio I and Graduate Studio II are the core courses with other courses being elective. Students must take seven courses, seminar and prepare a thesis.

Education Opportunities

Department of Architecture, within the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, has different qualities regarding the relationship of educational context and scientific fields, the criteria for student acceptance and the institutional framework of the profession. Master in Architecture (M.Arch.) program, considering the multidisciplinary structure of architecture, includes the fields of architectural theory and methods, conservation and restoration, environmental design and technology.

There are 24 full-time, 12 part-time instructors and 4 research assistants in the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture. Considering the development and academic progress of the young academic staff, and ongoing accreditation processes; the Department of Architecture supports the education and research programs at postgraduate level including projects for the public that reflect societal, environmental, cultural and technical dimensions.

Career Areas

Architects have an extensive field of work as they graduate from the Department of Architecture capable of working with different design disciplines. Graduates of this department can work as freelance architects or as in-house architects in an architectural office; open their own architectural design office; take part in industrial or design process related to technology for the development and production of construction materials; or concentrate on the urban environment. They also have the opportunity to work in research and education as academics.

An architect can have a successful career by making accurate use of human relations and psychology at all stages of their create process. Many architects have achieved successful professions in different fields such as literature, media, cinema, music, industry and entrepreneurship with their original perspective and creativity developed through architectural education.


Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Çevik Uraz Center, CU244
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr


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