Economics PhD Program

The program aims to train students to become world class and globally competitive academicians or practitioners. Advanced core theory courses are complemented by field courses. Faculty members include successful PhD students in research and consultancy projects.

Admission Requirements for the Economics PhD Program

In addition to the Application Conditions of the Senate Principles of ITU Graduate Education Regulation,

  • A minimum scıre of 80 from ALES (equal weight) or155 (or 710 with old scale) from GRE

    (quantitative) or 600 from GMAT.

  • If the candidate only has an undergraduate degree: A mininun GPA of 3.40 (out of 4) or 86 (out of 100).
  • If the candidate has a masters degree: Both an MA GPA of 3.25 (out of 4) or 82,5 (out of 100) and an Undergraduate GPA of 3,15 25 (out of 4) or 80 (out of 100).
  • Two reference letters (to be brought to the interview).

For additional informations please visit the Admission Requirements website.​​

Program Structure:
The students should successfully complete 24 credits and seminar courses to graduate.  The elective courses can be taken from the elective pool of the masters program. The student should pass a qualifying exam in order to write a doctoral thesis. Under normal conditions a student is able to graduate in eight semesters. Under special conditions a student can ask for additional time with the written recommendation of his/or her supervisor and the approval of the administrative board if he or she has completed coursework within 4 semesters with a GPA of minimum 3.00 and presented work in the seminar.




​​Executive Committee

   Prof. Fuat Erdal (ferdal@itu.edu.tr)
   Prof. Dr. Bülent Güloğlu (guloglub@itu.edu.tr)
   Prof. Dr. Sencer Ecer (ecer@itu.edu.tr)

Erasmus Coordinator

Dr. Ör. Gör. . Christopher HANNUM

Akademic Staff

Prof. Dr. Bülent Güloğlu (Chair)
Prof. Dr. Sencer Ecer 
Prof. Dr. Arnaud DRAGICEVIC
Doç. Dr. Tolga Yuret 
Dr. Ör. Gör. . Resul AYDEMİR
Dr. Ör. Gör.  Shourjo CHAKRAVORTY
Dr. Ör. Gör. . Sinan ERTEMEL
Dr. Ör. Gör. . Christopher HANNUM
Dr. Ör. Gör.  Ayşegül KAYAOĞLU YILMAZ
Dr. Ör. Gör.  David Seymour
Dr. Ör. Gör.  Quentin Stoeffler
Dr. Ör. Gör.  Abdulah M. Şahin