Students have to complete 240 AKTS from compulsory and available elective courses during their four-year-long study consisted of eight semesters. All courses are taught in Arabic. Some Turkish language courses are also offered.
Master of Arts in History (Turkish)(Thesis):
Students need to complete two compulsory historiography courses and five elective courses. Students need to accomplish seminar course during their third semester. M.A program consisted of four semesters and students are expected to write a thesis during their third and fourth semester. Their study can be extended for extra two semesters if they cannot fulfill the above-mentioned requirements. Completed thesis is submitted to the Institute of Social Sciences. If students cannot complete these requirements in three years, they are dismissed from the program. Prospective students need to follow application dates which are mostly announced in summer months.
Master of Arts in History (Turkish)(Non-Thesis):
Non-thesis M.A. courses are done in evening courses between 3 p.m to 9 p.m. Non-thesis M.A. program is a private program and students will be charged for tuition. Students need to take and accomplish ten courses in two semesters. During their third semester, which is the last semester of their program, they need to prepare a "project" which is written similar to an M.A. thesis. Semester projects have to receive the approval of two faculty members. The completed project is submitted to the Institute of Social Sciences. If students cannot the mentioned requirements in the end of three semesters, they are dismissed from the program.
Philosophy of Doctorate (Turkish)
Ph.D students are subjected to complete two required historiography courses, five elective courses, a seminar course in three semesters. After the success over these requirements, they can enter to Ph.D. Thesis Qualification Exam. If students receive a pass from the exam, they can start to prepare their Ph.D. Thesis with a supervisor chosen among the faculty members. Students are subjected to offer a thesis proposal after the exam. If their proposals are approved, students have to meet with their jury members two times in a year, one in between January-June another between July-December. Four months must pass over the last meeting in order to handle the next meeting. After three successful meeting, Ph.D. candidates can take their thesis defense. If students fail to receive "success" in two following meetings, they are dismissed from the program. Program ends if students successfully defend their thesis. If students fail to receive "success" in their defense meeting, another meeting is held within six months. If students fail in this meeting, students are dismissed from the program.