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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Social Sciences - Educational Sciences - Educational Sciences (Guidance and Counseling) - Third Cycle Programme

General Description
Doctor of Phylosophy(PhD) Program in Counseling and Guidance has begun in September, 2004.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) Degree in Counseling and Guidance is awarded to students who successfully complete all courses in the curriculum plan and defense their thesis proposal and thesis work in related area succesfully.
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Master's Degree and willing to enroll in the Doctorate programme may apply to the Directorate of 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 55 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 55. The candidates holding Bachelor's or Master's Degree taught totally in English are exempted from English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 15% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 10 % of academic success in the master's programme and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 60 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 65 at least are accepted into the Doctorate 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 Doctorate 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 Doctorate 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 doctorate programme consists of a minimum of seven courses, with a minimum of 21 national credits, a qualifying examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation. The period allotted for the completion of the Doctorate programmes is normally eight semesters (four years). However, while it is possible to graduate in a shorter time, it is also possible to have an extension subject to the approval of the graduate school. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 240 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 Doctorate course load and credits. The PhD students are required to take the Doctoral Qualifying Examination, after having successfully completed taught courses. The examination consists of written and oral parts. The Doctoral Qualifying Committee determines by absolute majority whether a candidate has passed or failed the examination. Students who fail the Qualifying Examination may retake the examination the following semester. Students failing the Examination a second time are dismissed from the program. 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 dissertation supervisor who must hold the minimum rank of assistant professor is appointed for each PhD student. When the nature of the dissertation topic requires more than one supervisor, a joint-supervisor may be appointed. A joint-supervisor must hold a doctoral degree. Periodic monitoring of research work by a thesis monitoring committee is required to be awarded the Doctoral degree. 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 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 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. The co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. Thesis defense by the candidate is open to all audience and a jury decides to grant/deny the Doctoral degree. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to six months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
The aim of this program is to train practitioner counselors or counselor educators who will work in clinical and academic settings. The program includes must courses regarding Guidance and Counseling area and scientific research methods. In addition to must courses, students can take elective courses depending on their decisions.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The most of the students who have a PhD degree in guidance and counseling field work as an academician in state and private universities. Furthermore, they can work as counselors 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 succesfully completed doctorate degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to get a position in academic staff or to governmental R&D centres to get expert position.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Measurement and assessment requirements for every course is described elaborately in each course syllabus.
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
Ege University Education Faculty Educational Sciences Department First Floor 35040 Bornova/İZMİR
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
1Students will be able to develop an integrated perspective regarding helping relationship and counseling process.
2Students will be able to apply counseling skills, interventions and strategies while working with clients that have different characteristics based on various counseling theories with their own counseling styles.
3Students will be able to conduct group counseling process with their own leadership style based on related counseling theories.
4Students will be able to analyze the individual’s behavior in terms of psychopathology.
5Students will be able to concern with specialties and special issues in counseling.
6Students will be able to teach effectively in bachelor and graduate counseling programs.
7Students will be able to supervise effectively in bachelor and graduate counseling programs.
8Students will be able to conduct original scientific researches and publications in counseling field.
9Students will be able to commit to serve counseling practices in terms of ethical principles, norms and laws.
10Students will be able to adhere themselves to counseling professional 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 9202026252016 Compulsory 2 2 0 7
2 9202026012016 Advanced Theories and Techniques of Counseling Compulsory 3 0 0 7
Total 5 2 0 30
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9202026022016 Advanced Group Counseling And Practice Compulsory 3 0 0 6
2 9202026032016 Advanced Individual Counseling and Practice Compulsory 3 0 0 6
4 DRSEM690 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 6 0 0 30
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SOSDRYET790 Proficiency in PhD Compulsory 0 0 0 25
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 0 0 0 30
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Compulsory 3 0 0 4
2 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Compulsory 3 2 0 6
3 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
4 SOSDRTEZONE Thesis Proposal Compulsory 0 0 0 15
Total 6 2 0 30
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
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