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Graduate School of Social Sciences - Public Relations and Publicity - Public Relations and Publicity (Interpersonal Communication) - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
Interpersonal Communication Master Program will be open in 2010-2011 in Institute of Social Sciences. Aim of Communication Researches Master Program is to raise people for private sector, public sector and academical field.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Public Relations and Publicity (Interpersonal Communication) 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
Interpersonal Communication Master Program profile is defined as people in communication sector; has information, skill and qualification in the field of corporate and personal communication intented to fullfill the needs of academical research and preparation to Professional life and is compatible with social life and business field, sensitive, has ability to represent and ethical values, has ability to receive, evaluate and manage messages positively.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates of this program can work in both public and private sectors, become academicians or may work in private sectors as a researcher. Graduates have to get sufficient scores from KPSS or be successfull in the exams which the institutions organize by themselves in order to work in the public sector.
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
Prof. Dr. Demet GÜRÜZ (Head of Program) 0232-311 1851 Ege University, Communication Faculty, Public Relations and Puclicity Department Bornova Campus 35100, Bornova-İZMİR
3 professor, 1 associate professor from Interpersonal Communication Master Program. 2 professor, 1 associate professor, 1 asistant professor as guest lecturer from related departments. Lecturers are experts in fields of communication, interpersonal communication, public relations, psychology and sociology.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Being able to make analysis works and opinions about communication science, management science, sociology, psychology, social psychology, organizational psychology, research, cultural studies etc. and making relations between these fields and adapt to related field.
2Being able to make academical analysis by using theories, methods and skills about inner communication, interpersonal communication and corporate communication and discuss verbal and nonverbal expressions and communication styles.
3Being able to recognise people in a communication process, making psychological, sociological and communicational analysis towards people, making analysis about close relations ( family, friendship, children, love etc.), make a personal image, manage it and reflect it to sociological relations.
4Being able to gather datas related to social sciences, analyse them, get results and use these results in the communication field.
5Being dominated by the rules of scientific writing, academic evaluaiton, production ability.
6Having sufficient information about scientific writing principles, being able to make academical evaluaiton and production.
7Being able to design, analysize, modeling and define the relationship management process in professional life.
8Being able to design and develop understanding of protocol system, formal communication form and channels in private and public sectors.
9Being able to develop emotional literacy, emotional awaraness, emotional communication, emotional management and emotional literacy in interpersonal and Professional levels.
10Being able to analyze and discuss the views and solutions of communication problems encountered in social and professional life.
11Being able to describe differences between people ( gender, age, culture etc.) and to be sensivity and awaraness about them.
12Being able to obtain self awaraness and self motivation.
13Being able to analyze managerial behaviour and decision making process in social and professional life.
14Being able to demonstrate effective team work, decision making and initiative, problem solving, empathic communication and leadership skills.
15Being aware of the principles professional ethics and responsibility.

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
2 9203075102015 Interpersonal Communication Competence Compulsory 2 0 0 5
3 9203075012015 Interpersonal Communication Management Compulsory 2 0 0 5
4 9203075052010 Personal Change and Development Compulsory 2 0 0 4
Total 6 0 0 30
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
2 9203075062016 Leadership and Teamwork Compulsory 2 0 0 2
3 9203075042015 Personal Brand Management Compulsory 2 0 0 2
4 9203095202016 Quantive and Qualitative Research Methods (E) Compulsory 2 0 0 2
5 YLSEM590 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
6 9203075022014 Theories of Persuasion Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 8 0 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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