Objectives of the graduate program are mainly to train the the students to carry out basic and applied research in areas covering molecular genetics, ecological and evolutionary genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, cancer biology, plant sciences, molecular biophysics, biomaterials, molecular pharmacology and toxicology, biotechnology, neurophysiology and ecology.


Course List


Compulsory Courses
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Laboratory (h/w) ECTS Credit
BIOL500 M.S. Thesis 0 0 0 50.0
BIOL501 Seminar in Biology 0 0 2 10.0
BIOL502 Seminar in Biology 0 0 2 10.0
BIOL558 Bioethics and Research Methods 0 0 0 10.0

h/w: hours per week

7 elective course(s) approved by the Department of Biology.

Total minimum credit: 21

The following rules for the formation of thesis defense commitees were accepted by the University Graduate Committee.


M.Sc. Examination committee composition

  1. Thesis defense examination committees consist of 5 members. The members include thesis supervisor, at least one member from other departments of METU or outside the university.
  2. The members coming from outside the university must have at least Ph.D. degree.
  3. The co-supervisors could attend the defense exams and as a member of the committee.