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Graduate School of Social Sciences - Educational Sciences - Educational Sciences (Guidance and Counseling) - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
Psychological Counseling and Guidance Master's Program began in September, 2000.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Educational Sciences (Guidance and Counseling) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled all programme requirements.
Level of Qualification
Second Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the Graduate School with the documents: 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 50 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 50. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 25% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 50 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 60 at least are accepted into the Master's programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Master's Programme at EGE University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the EGE University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
The purpose of this program is educating the professional counselors who have proficiency in research skills and can offer effective counseling services in various settings. The program includes required courses on the “Psychological Counseling and Guidance” field and compulsory courses on scientific research. In addition to compulsory courses students can take elective courses according to their preferences.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The most of the students who have Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling may work as a “counselor” in education, health, justice, military, social service institutions/settings. Also, they can work as human resources managers or coordinators in human resources management departments in various organizations belong to public and private sectors.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Students are required to take a mid-term examination and/or complete other assigned projects/homework during the semester and, additionally, are required to take a final examination and/or complete a final project for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade, the final examination grade and/or evaluation of final project, with the contributions of 40% and 60%, respectively. To pass any course, a Master's student must receive at least 70 out of 100. Students must repeat courses they have failed or may substitute courses the Department accepts as equivalent. The assessment for each course is described in detail in “Individual Course Description”.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Address: Ege University, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences 35040 BORNOVA/IZMIR/TURKEY
There are two professors, one associate professor and 12 assistant professors in the Department of Educational Sciences. There are 25 classrooms, three computer labs, one science lab and projections in each classroom and lab in the classroom building of Faculty of Education. Moreover, there are 15 notebooks, six projections, recording devices and cameras for education and research. There are three computer labs with a capacity of 130 students. There is a central library in the campus. In Faculty of Education, there is a counseling center where individual and group counseling practices are delivered to students. This center is also used as an education laboratory for undergraduate and graduate students. In the counseling center, there are two individual counseling and one group counseling offices with a closed-circuit monitor system and one observation room.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To have a comprehensive understanding about psychological counseling theories and models.
2Conceptualize problems of clients within the framework of theories of psychological counseling and to apply appropriate interventions and strategies.
3To offer assistance Group counseling is an effective way.
4To have a better understanding of expertise in the field of psychological counseling.
5Willingness to develop a unique style of psychological counseling.
6Monitoring of national and international publications in the field of psychological counseling
7To conduct scientific research in the field of psychological counseling.
8Try to keep scientific methods and point of view in the forefront in the studies.
9Be decisive in providing the appropriate manner about Psychological counseling services, ethical principles, rules and laws
10Be decisive to behave in accordance with occupational identity.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9202025032015 Contemporary Counseling Theories Compulsory 3 0 0 7
2 EĞT-REH-YL-SDG1 ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 16
3 9202025012015 Skills and Techniques of Counseling Compulsory 3 0 0 7
Total 6 0 0 30
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 EĞT-REH-YL-SDG2 ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 12
2 9202065442015 Individuıal Counseling Practice Compulsory 2 2 0 6
3 9202025482015 Scientific Research Method and Techniques (E) Compulsory 3 0 0 6
4 YLSEM590 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 5 2 0 30
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ592 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ592 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
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