Graduate Students

Psikoloji Yüksek Lisans / Doktora Programlarına Başvuru Hakkında Sıkça Sorulan Sorular (SSS/FAQ)

Graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) degrees offered at the Psychology Department are organized into two main areas:  Clinical Psychology and Psychological Sciences.  Students in the Psychological Sciences program choose one of the following specialization tracks: Psychobiology & Learning, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Social Psychology.

Please click here for more information about Psychological Sciences M.A/Ph.D. programmes. (Turkish)

Please click here for more information about Psychological Sciences M.A/Ph.D. programmes. (English)


**The following programs will accept new students for the 2021-2022 academic year:


 M.A.: Psychobiology & Learning, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

There is no quota in the field of  Clinical Psychology for 2021-2022 Fall. 


Ph.D.: Cognitive Psychology, Psychobiology, Developmental Psychology 


Click here to see detailed information of the Applications and required documents.

Specific Information About Application Documents May Be Obtained From The Registrar’s Office.


Candidates holding a degree from a different major: 

In case these students are admitted to the M.A. program, they take remedial courses for a year. A minimum final GPA of 2.50 from these courses is required for enrollment in the program. Also, if the student fails in any one of these courses, s/he will drop out of the program.


Statement of Purpose:

Candidates should summarize in English (in no more than 2 pages) the reasons for applying to the particular subfield, their related work or research experience in this subfield, their expectations from the program, and future plans.

  • Make sure you clearly write on top of your Statement of Purpose which sub-discipline (Biopsychology or Cognitive Psychology or Developmental Psychology or Social Psychology) you are applying for under the Psychological Sciences. 


The written exam: 

The written exam will be in English. Applicants should certify their English proficiency in order to be admitted to the program (see Required Documents for Application). The applicants will take the specific written exam for the subfield that they have applied for.The exam will consist of essay type questions on both content and research methodology.

The applicants can use books on Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods and introductory textbooks on the subfield of interest to prepare for the written exam. There is no particular list of books that the department recommends.


Written Exam Date: 3 June 2021

Written Exam Hour/Place: 09.00 via Zoom


Those applicants who pass the written exam will qualify to take the oral exam.


Oral Exam/Interview Date/Hour : 14-15 June 2021

Oral Exam/Interview Place : 09.00 - 19.00 via Zoom


Reference Letters

We require two reference letters. There is no specific form to be used. Boğaziçi University Department of Psychology graduates are not required to submit references.

Note: Applicants should note that although numerous courses are listed in our department catalogue, the number of courses offered each year depends on the availability of the faculty members. For more information on the courses offered in previous years please contact the department.

Key Contacts:

Director of Psychological Sciences M.A. Program: Ali Tekcan

Director of Psychological Sciences Ph.D. Program: Ayşecan Boduroğlu

Director of Psychology (Clinical) M.A. Program: Serra Müderrisoğlu