Graduate Students

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: Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychobiology & Learning, and Developmental Psychology.

**The following programs will accept new students for the 2017-2018 academic year:

            Clinical Psychology: M.A. only

            Psychobiology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology: M.A. and PhD  

            Note: The Social Psychology program will not accept new students.**

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 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.

 

Statment 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.

 

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

 

Resources to study for the exam:  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.

 

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 Master's Program: Bilge Ataca

Director of Psychological Sciences Doctoral Program: Ayşecan Boduroğlu

Director of Clinical Psychology Master's Program: Nur Yeniçeri

Director of Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program: Feyza Çorapçı