Master Program in Strategic Communications Management


Programme Profile

Qualification Awarded

Master's Degree in Strategic Communication Management

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle Programme

Access Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle), ALES (Academic Personel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) score of minimum 70 or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Quantitative Section score of minimum 685 (154 points according to the new scoring system), ÜDS (Interuniversity Board Foreign Language Proficiency Examination) score of 70 in French or in English or KPDS (Public Service Foreign Language Proficiency Examination) score of 70 in French or in English.

Programme Requirements and Regulations

The students who have successfully completed the required compulsory and elective courses (60 ECTS) with a cumulative grade point average of minimum 2.75 out of 4.00, and a master’s theses (60 ECTS) obtain The Master’s Degree.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Programme Outcomes

1 Acknowledge strategic thinking and analytical skills required to solve communication problems.
2 Design, implement and manage specific projects in the field of strategic communication.
3 Acknowldge new communication technologies, crisis and risk communication management, persuasion, efficiency in intercultural communication etc.
4 Implements and promotes the professional code of ethics.
5 Realise the correlations between culture, communication and modifications of the organisations.

Occupation Profiles of Graduates

Access to Further Studies

The students graduated from this programme may apply to doctorate (Third Cycle) programs.

Grading Scheme and Grade Distribution Guidance

For each course taken, the student is given one of the following letter grades by the instructor:

Letter grades
Grade points

A student who has received a letter grade of “AA”, “BA” or “BB” in any course is considered successful. Students who have received a grade of “CB” or “CC” are also considered successful provided that their cumulative grade point average is at least “2.75”. The letter grade “F” indicates “Fail”. The grade “BL” is given to a student who successfully completes the Master’s Thesis, whereas “BS” denotes a failing grade for the Master’s Thesis. The letter grade “IA” indicates a failing grade caused by the inattendency of the student and the letter grade “NP” indicates the failing grade caused by the non-presence of the student in the final exam.
Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): The total credit points for a course are obtained by multiplying the grade points by the ECTS credits. In order to calculate CGPA the sum of total credit points earned in all the courses taken by a student is divided by the sum of all ECTS credits.

Mode of Study



Head of Department (or equivalent): Prof. Dr. İnci ÇINARLI
Adress: Galatasaray Üniversitesi
Çırağan Cad. No:36, 34349 Ortaköy/İstanbul
Telephone: +90 212 227 44 80

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