Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program


Graduates of this program gain the ability of both conducting original research in the field of speech language therapy and assimilate assessing of scientific research and improving activities with a deep viewpoint. Besides they especially gain the dexterity of determining required steps to attain original conclusions in a specific research process.

After graduation, graduates gain the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. In this general context, masters who are equipped with abilities such as evaluation of speech and language disorders and application of therapy techniques, planning and conducting scientific researches are being educated in this department. Graduates of Speech and Language Therapy Ph.D program can utilize the competences they gain during therapy applications, clinical observations and academic researches thus in the next step have the ability of professional application and research.

D.2 Qualification Awarded



D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


For registration to Speech and Language Therapy Ph.D. programme, candidates are supposed to be graduated from graduate programs of either Speech and Language Therapy or Audiology and Speech Disorders and Educational Audiology. Being graduated from a field-related department will be accepted by Academic Council as well.

To have ALES (SAY / EA) score type and ALES and Foreign Language base score determined by the Health Sciences Institute Board and approved by the Hacettepe University Senate http://www.saglikbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/en/menu/ales_foreign_language_scores-252

To carry out the conditions denoted in Institute of Health Sciences Graduate

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


For graduation from Speech and Language Therapy Ph.D. programme, all students must complete at least 240 ECTS successfully: at least 21 credit and 7 courses (at least 90 ECTS except for proficiency exam courses) with one seminar course, thesis proposal and thesis study. Or equivalent education in abroad is required.

To carry out denoted conditions relating to Ph.D. Program of Hacettepe University Graduate and Examination Regulation. 

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Masters of Science degree of Speech Language Therapy and Audiology and Speech Disorders or equivalent degree from international programmes are valid.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The main objective of Ph.D. program of Speech and Language Therapy is to raise well-educated and qualified doctors of philosophy who possess scientist qualifications at universal level on account of research and practise in the field of Speech Language Therapy, who have the skills of planning and conducting scientific original researches independently, who share newly gained information for the benefit of mankind and science and finally who are capable of contributing to national and international platforms.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Alums of Speech and Language Therapy may have the chance to work as a speech-language pathologists in state/private hospitals, companies, special clinics, education centers etc. Also, after graduation in higher studies, they have the chance working in academic positions in state or college universities.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


The program is a program that lasts at least 4 years and consists of at least 8 semesters. Students are required to perform 30 ECTS credits in one semester (semester). The program consists of a minimum of 240 ECTS credits, with a minimum of 30 ECTS courses in the first 4 semesters and a total of 120 ECTS credits in the last 4 semesters. Students have to complete the compulsory courses in the first two years (four semesters). Required credits are provided from elective courses. Students who have completed at least 120 ECTS credits can take additional elective courses with the approval of their advisor.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


???????Measurement and evaluation methods applied for each course are defined in the Course Teaching Plan prepared by the relevant faculty members and included in the information package. Regarding exams and course grades, the relevant articles of Hacettepe University Postgraduate Education and Examination Regulations are applied.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


???????Following the completion of theoretical and practical courses in the first two years, the student must be successful in the doctoral qualifying exam. Students who are successful in the proficiency exam are taken to the thesis defense exam at the end of the fourth year by performing a thesis study. 21 credits (240 ECTS credits) must be completed for graduation In addition, the necessary conditions for graduation will be applied in the Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulation on the website of the Institute of Health Sciences.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Dr. Esra √ĖZCEBE

Head of Speech Language Therapy Department

SńĪhhiye, 06500, Ankara

Phone: (+90) 0312 305 1093