GRADUATE PROGRAMS

The graduate programs are organized to provide an excellent training in basic and applied research areas of molecular biology and genetics. The main research activities of the department are on molecular genetics (genetic predisposition to cancer, tumor suppressor genes, gene-disease associations), molecular biology (regulation of transcription, differential expression, epigenetics), molecular cell biology (cell cycle, apoptosis, signal transduction). Immunology, bioinformatics, metabolic diseases. 

To view the  areas of research please check the MBG graduate poster_2017.

Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Genetics

Admission: All applicants are required to have a B.S. degree in molecular biology and genetics, biology, or in a related field of science or engineering. Students with a B.S. degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics or a related field may also apply; however, such students may be requested to take several undergraduate courses in molecular biology and genetics to acquire necessary background in the field. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English. 

Degree Requirements: In addition to at least 24 credit units of course work, the M.S. degree candidate must prepare and successfully defend a thesis. Expected duration to complete the M.S. program is four semesters; the maximum duration is six semesters.

CURRICULUM

Courses 

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 590  Academic Practices         -   12 
MBG 502  Advanced Cellular Biology   3      3   7.5 
MBG 503  Advanced Molecular Biology   3      3   7.5 
MBG 505  Advanced Molecular Genetics   3      3   7.5 
MBG 599  Master's Thesis         -   56 
  Seminars in Molecular Biology and Genetics         -   1 
  Unrestricted graduate electives (5)         15   30

The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group are given in the electronic registration system.

Unrestricted Graduate Elective Courses: Selected 5XX or higher level courses with at least 3 credits offered by different departments.

Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology and Genetics

Admission: All applicants are required to have a B.S. degree in molecular biology and genetics or in biology. Other related professional degree holders such as M.D. or veterinary M.D. may also apply. Evaluation of applicants is based on their ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı - Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) scores, past academic records, reference letters and an interview. Applicants who are not Turkish citizens and Turkish citizen applicants who are residents of another country may take GRE instead of ALES. All non-native speakers of English are required to submit a proof of satisfactory knowledge of English.

Degree Requirements: 24 credit units of course work beyond the M.S. level or 48 credits of course work beyond the B.S. level is required. Ph.D. candidates must pass a qualifying exam typically on their fourth semester, and then must prepare a thesis work proposal. Preparing and defending a dissertation based on original research is the essence of the program. A dissertation based on original research is the essence of the program. The expected duration to complete the Ph.D. program is eight semesters for students who enter the program after an M.S. degree, and ten semesters for those who enter after a B.S. degree. The maximum durations are 12 and 14 semesters, respectively. 

Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology and Genetics

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 690  Academic Practices         -   24 
MBG 513  Bioinformatics   3      3   7.5 
MBG 601  Human Genetics   3      3   7.5 
MBG 602  Molecular and Cellular Immunology   3      3   7.5 
MBG 603  Molecular Bases of Cancer   3      3   7.5 
MBG 699  Ph.D. Dissertation         -   140 
  Seminars in Molecular Biology and Genetics         -   1 
  Unrestricted graduate electives (4)         12   24

Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology and Genetics (After a Bachelor's Degree)

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
GE 690  Academic Practices         -   24 
MBG 502  Advanced Cellular Biology   3      3   7.5 
MBG 503  Advanced Molecular Biology   3      3   7.5 
MBG 505  Advanced Molecular Genetics   3      3   7.5 
MBG 513  Bioinformatics   3      3   7.5 
MBG 601  Human Genetics   3      3   7.5 
MBG 602  Molecular and Cellular Immunology   3      3   7.5 
MBG 603  Molecular Bases of Cancer   3      3   7.5 
MBG 699  Ph.D. Dissertation         -   140 
  MBG graduate electives (3)         9   22.5 
  Seminars in Molecular Biology and Geneticss (2)         -   2 
  Unrestricted graduate electives (6)         18 

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The descriptions provided here for different elective course groups are only for guidance. The complete list of courses in each elective group are given in the electronic registration system. 

Unrestricted Graduate Elective Courses: Selected 5XX or higher level courses with at least 3 credits offered by different departments.

MBG Graduate Elective Courses: All 5XX or higher level MBG coded courses with at least 3 credits.