Graduate School of Social Sciences is an academic unit of Iğdır University established with the Law numbered 5765 and dated 22.05.2008. It was first established with Basic Islamic Sciences, Philosophy and Religious Sciences and Islamic History and Arts Departments of the Faculty of Theology.  The first graduate students were admitted to Basic Islamic Sciences Department in the second semester of 2009-2010 academic year with the permission of Higher Education Council dated 14.09.2009 and numbered 029413, followed by admissions to Philosophy and Religious Sciences Department  with the permission of Higher Education Council 27.05.2010 and numbered 17782. Students were admitted to the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences by the permission dated  21.01.2016 and numbered 3090.