The aim of the program is to prepare future academic careers in Psychology. This requires both specialization in a particular area and acquisition of general knowledge in different areas and different methods of psychology.

   The program offers specialization in three areas:

• Developmental Psychology

• Social and Organizational Psychology

• Cognitive Psychology

Specialization in one of these areas is achieved through coursework and research. Students are required to take at least two advanced level courses in their area of specialization. More importantly, students will develop competency and acquire in-depth knowledge in specific areas through their dissertation work (i.e., Ph.D. thesis) and involvement in various research projects.

Students with an undergraduate or a Master’s degree can apply for admission to the Ph.D. program.

Students with degrees in areas other than Psychology can apply for admission to the Ph.D. program.

For information on the application procedure (including questions on exam requirements and scholarships), please contact Tuğçe Şatana,