PhD Program offers concentration in the following areas: 

  • Clinical Psychological Science
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social I/O Psychology

Application Requirements: 

 – BA and/or MA degree

 – Reference LettersLetters of Recommendation: The Graduate School requires three reference letters for PhD applications. These should be by persons well qualified to speak from first-hand knowledge about the applicant’s potential for graduate study. Letters of recommendation must be submitted online*.

* recommendation letters from faculty members is not necessary for candidates applying to graduate programs in Psychology if they are the graduates of Koc University Psychology undergraduate program. 

 –Statement of Purpose, which should not exceed 2,000 words, focusing on why the applicant wants to study at Koç University and in this particular program as well as explaining career objectives and research interests

 English Language, when applicants’ native language is not English, they must ensure to provide their official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL,), or any equivalent testing system. (Please see minimum required scores below).

 ALES or GRE Score: (Please see minimum required scores below)

– Successful performance in a written exam.

MA/Ph.D. applicants are invited to take a Science Exam which aims to test psychology and research methods knowledge, science literacy, and demonstrate the ability to understand the logic and design of an empirical research.

Ph.D. in Psychology Admission Requirements
Scores With BA Degree With MA Degree
ALES(Equal Weighed) 80 70
GRE (Quantitative) 156 153
GPA 3.00 3.00
YDS 80 80
 YÖKDİL 80 80