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/Neuroscience, 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 2023-2024 academic year:


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

There is no quota in the field of Clinical Psychology for 2023-2024 Fall. 


Ph.D. (with BA Degree): Psychobiology

Ph.D. (with MA Degree): Psychobiology, Cognitive Psychology and 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 (Psychobiology or Cognitive Psychology or Social Psychology or Developmental 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: June 14, 2023

Written Exam Hour/Place: 10:00-14:00 / Place: TBA


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


Oral Exam/Interview Date/Hour : June 21, 2023

Oral Exam/Interview Place : 10:00 - Psychology Building


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: İnci Ayhan

Director of Psychological Sciences Ph.D. Program: Deniz Tahiroğlu 

Director of Psychology (Clinical) M.A. Program: Feyza Çorapçı