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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Social Sciences - Psychology - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
1982
Qualification Awarded
PhD degree in Psychology
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor'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 80 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 80. 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 YDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to YDS 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, 20% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 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 42 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 300 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 main purpose of this program is to train academicians who have a high level of knowledge regarding the theoretical approaches and current perspectives in psychology, and able to carry out scientific studies, and do advising students. This program includes some mandatory and elective courses in the field of Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology and Developmental Psychology for specialization. Depending on the weight of received elective courses are given diploma supplement label of Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology and Developmental Psychology.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates with PhD degree in Psychology can find a position being an academic staff in state and private universities. Also they can work at various public institutions (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of National Education, Social Services, etc.), private schools, and industrial establishments.
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
Assessment and evaluation for each courses was defined detailed in ”Course Instrucion Plan”
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Ege University Faculty of Letter Psychology Department Bornova / İZMİR Program director: Prof. Dr. Sonia AMADO
Facilities
In Department of Psychology, there are 3 professors, 2 associated professor, 4 assistant professor, and 8 research assistants who work full-time. In Ege University Psychology Department has a Psychology Laboratory for research purposes.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Skill to observe and explain the human’s social, developmental, cognitional, emotional and behavioral processes
2Following the international and national literature, and catching innovations in the field
3Being an individual who respects universal values and human rights; has social responsibility, is internalized ethical issues of the field
4Having high level of theoretical knowledge of the job and skill to apply this knowledge in practice
5Skill to solve problem in different subfields of psychology and contribute in theories
6Using needed computer programs to collect data, to apply and improve psychometric tools, and to to design experiments
7Being able to design and apply appropriate psychological designs
8Skill to present research results systematically as written or verbal in national or international environments

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
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COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
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COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
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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 SDG-LDD-GP-I Elective - - - 7
2 9201516022016 Experimantal Design and Statistics I Compulsory 3 0 0 9
Total 3 0 0 16
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SDG-LDD-GP-II Elective - - - 7
2 9201516012018 Advanced Statistical Methods for Psychological Measurement Compulsory 3 0 0 9
Total 3 0 0 16
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SDG-YLDD-GP-I Elective - - - 7
2 9201516182016 Multivariate Analysis in Psychology Compulsory 3 0 0 9
Total 3 0 0 16
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SDG-YLDD-GP-II Elective - - - 5
2 9201516522017 Psychological Research Methods and Ethical Principles ( E ) Compulsory 3 0 0 9
3 DRSEM690 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 3 0 0 20
 
5. 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
 
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 SOSDRTEZONE Thesis Proposal 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
 
9. 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
 
10. 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
 
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9201516042016 Research Methods in Experimental Psychology Elective 3 0 0 7
2 9201516062016 Learning: Behavior and Conditioning Elective 3 0 0 7
3 9201516082016 Evolutionary Psychology Elective 3 0 0 7
4 9201516142016 Industrial and Organizational Psychology Elective 3 0 0 7
5 9201516162016 Laboratory Techniques in Experimental Psychology Elective 3 0 0 7
6 9201516272017 Theories of Developmental Psychology Elective 3 0 0 7
7 9201516292017 Research Methods in Developmental Psychology Elective 3 0 0 7
8 9201516342017 Development in Infancy and Childhood Elective 3 0 0 7
9 9201516412018 Scale Development and Adaptation Elective 3 0 0 7
10 9201516432018 The Basics of Scientific Psychological Measurement Elective 3 0 0 8
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9201516032016 New Trends and Developments in Perception Elective 3 0 0 7
2 9201516052016 Seminar and Applications in Physiological Psychology Elective 3 0 0 7
3 9201516072016 Contemporary Developments in Cognitive Psychology Elective 3 0 0 7
4 9201516092016 Experimental Social Psychology Elective 3 0 0 7
5 9201516132016 Field Studies in Industrial and Organizational Psychology Elective 3 0 0 7
6 9201516262017 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging Elective 3 0 0 7
7 9201516282017 Development and Developmental Problems During Adolescence Elective 3 0 0 7
8 9201516302017 Special Topics in Developmental Psychology Elective 3 0 0 7
9 9201516322017 Development of Children with Disability and Family Counseling Elective 3 0 0 7
10 9201516362017 Cognitive Development Elective 3 0 0 7
11 9201516382018 Classical Test Theory Elective 3 0 0 8
12 9201516402018 Philosophy of Science Elective 3 0 0 5
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9201516202016 Current Topics in Memory Research Elective 3 0 0 7
2 9201516222016 Applied Approaches to Perception Elective 3 0 0 7
3 9201516242016 Visual Attention Elective 3 0 0 7
4 9201516282016 Intergroup Relations Elective 3 0 0 7
5 9201516322016 Qualitative Methods in Social Psychology Elective 3 0 0 7
6 9201516342016 Theories of Organization and Management Elective 3 0 0 7
7 9201516352017 Social and Cognitive Changes in Aging Elective 3 0 0 7
8 9201516362016 Seminar in Evolutionary Psychology Elective 3 0 0 7
9 9201516372017 Prevention and Intervention Studies in Developmental Psychology Elective 3 0 0 7
10 9201516392017 Neurocognitive Basis of Human Development Elective 3 0 0 7
11 9201516402017 Child Abuse and Neglect Elective 3 0 0 7
12 9201516452018 Item Response Theory And Applications Elective 4 0 0 11
13 9201516472018 Categorical Data Analysis Elective 3 0 0 10
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9201516172016 Special Topics in Cognitive Psychology: Emotion and Cognition Elective 3 0 0 5
2 9201516212016 Algorithms and Programming Elective 3 0 0 5
3 9201516252016 Special Issues in Social Psychology Elective 3 0 0 5
4 9201516272016 Self and Identity Elective 3 0 0 5
5 9201516312016 Human Resources Management Elective 3 0 0 5
6 9201516332016 Cross-Cultural Paradigms in Social Psychology Elective 3 0 0 5
7 9201516332017 Current Issues in Developmental Psychology Elective 3 0 0 6
8 9201516352016 Structural Equation Modeling Elective 3 0 0 5
9 9201516382017 Applied Developmental Psychology Elective 3 0 0 5
10 9201516422017 Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for Children and Adolescents Elective 3 0 0 5
11 9201516442017 PhD Studies Elective 3 0 0 5
12 9201516462017 Family Theories Elective 3 0 0 5
13 9201516502018 Theoretical Approaches and Applications in Measurement Equivalence Elective 0 0 0 5
14 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
15 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
 
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