The Department of Public Finance was founded in 2002 at the Institute of Social Sciences.

The main mission of the Public Finance Master’s Degree Program is to rise the students level of knowledge and skills in the field of public finance, to give perspectives for integrating information obtained from other disciplines when analyzing problems encountered in practice, to train individuals who use modern scientific knowledge and build up scientific activities.

Public Finance Master’s Degree Program aims to educate qualified personnel for both public and private sectors. For this purpose studies in the master program are carried out by following branches; the Theory of Public Finance, Public Economics, Public Law and Legal and Budgetary Planning.

Currently Public Finance Master’s Degree Program has 47 students. The program is carried out with Sakarya University’s partnership in 2012-2013 academic year.  18 of them are enrolled in the joint program.