The Gender and Women's Studies Graduate Program, which offers a two-year interdisciplinary curriculum, aims to examine the issues of knowledge, society and gender within a feminist perspective in order to contribute towards an understanding of the social position of women and the inequality between women and men with a primary focus on the case of Turkey. In this regard, the program has a three-fold mission - education, research, and advocacy - and it endeavors to actualize the following five goals:
- To contribute to the development of education and research on issues of gender and women's studies both theoretically and in an applied manner.
- To contribute to the creation of public awareness and sensitivity on the concept of gender, the field of women's studies, and the social position and problems of women in society.
- To contribute to the process of building mental constructs compatible with the notions of women's empowerment and equality between women and men.
- To sponsor institutional and policy oriented initiatives towards the creation of gender sensitivity both on and off campus.
- To benefit from and contribute to global developments in the area of education, research and advocacy on gender issues.