Information Systems MS and PhD Programs

M.S. in Information Systems (IS)

The widespread use of information technologies and systems in all sectors has created the need for professionals who are able to develop, use and maintain such systems.  Healthcare Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Geographical Information Systems, Command, Control and Communication Information Systems are only some examples of the wide spectrum of applications.


Thesis M.S. Program Educational Objectives

Thesis M.S. Program Outcomes


Non-thesis M.S. Program Educational Objectives

Non-thesis M.S. Program Outcomes


Who may apply?

The Department encourages students from all disciplines to apply but acknowledges the need for a common foundation in computer programming, data structures, probability and statistics and business management for all entering students. A deficiency program consisting of related courses is available for entering students to complete their preparation before taking graduate level courses. The deficiency courses are:
    * Introduction to Computers and Programming (CENG 200/210/220 /230 or equivalent)
    * Algorithms and Data Structures (CENG 301/EE 441 or equivalent)
    * Fundamentals of Business (BA 1101 or equivalent)
    * Fundamentals of Statistics (STAT 221 or equivalent)

Prospective students can get more information regarding our degree programs' application requirements from the following web sites:

Who may apply?
Applying to Informatics Institute


Degree Requirements

All students have to take five core courses that cover fundamental aspects of Information Systems, Database Concepts, Computer Networking, Software Engineering. The elective courses in Information Systems are grouped into three tracks: Technology, Management and IS Domains. In addition to the core courses, students are required to take three elective courses from these tracks in order to enhance their level of interdisciplinary knowledge. Elective courses will be taken to specialize in one of the tracks.


Ph.D. in Information Systems (IS)

PhD in Information Systems offers a wide range of research topics for the students thanks to the interdisciplinary structure of the programme. Students have chance to broaden their area of knowledge and freedom to study in deep in one of the topics.


Program Educational Objectives

Program Outcomes


Degree Requirements

In order to receive a PhD degree, the total number of courses taken in the master's and doctoral programs should be at least 16. The core courses are same with the M.S. in Information Systems programme. Substitution of the core and elective courses with courses taken previously in a master’s or another PhD program is possible on the request of the student’s advisor and approval of the Academic Committee. In such case, a maximum number of 8 courses can be counted as part of their program requirements.


Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programs can work in any field related with information systems.


Comments From Graduates

Anil Üstün (IS MSc Graduate – Researcher):
"I got my M.Sc. in Information Systems degree in 2007. During the two-year education period in one of the best and most established universities in Turkey, I had the opportunity to cover the gaps in my background which had occurred since I came from a different scientific discipline. In Informatics Institute, I was able to take courses from both the academicians and industrial experts. In this way, I had the chance to discuss the current problems in the research area with a highly-qualified faculty and to obtain information on how to solve these problems. I recommend the Information Systems graduate programs for the people who desire to reach their goals either for a career or to be knowledgeable." more...


IS Courses