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

D.1. General Information about Program


Family and Consumer Sciences Department was established under the title of Home Management and Family Economics in 1968, as part of Hacettepe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Home Economics School. In line with similar programs in the world, the department's name was changed as Home Economics in 1999, and as Family and Consumer Sciences in 2005, and it was attached to Hacettepe University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 2006. It was attached to Graduate School of Social Sciences in 2006.

The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences Department is to:

· raise well-qualified individuals who know how to manage and develop individuals' and families' human and material resources and find out solutions to related problems,

· who contribute to resource planning, control, evaluation and efficiency in order to assist institutions to reach their aims,

· who enlighten the consumers about rational consumer behaviors, problems and solutions, inform the producers about consumer preferences,

and present the products of education and services to the good of the society with the ultimate aim of helping individuals, families, institutions and thus society in order to reach a universally desired life quality through its qualified faculty members who are equipped with high level knowledge and skills.

In accordance with this mission, Family and Consumer Sciences Department doctorate program has been renewed within the scope of Bologna process. In this renewal process, past and present students', shareholders' and non-governmental organizations' views were taken into consideration and a needs analysis was conducted. The program requirements were formed and the program was renewed on the basis of this needs analysis.

D.2 Qualification Awarded



D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


  1. Applicants must have received bachelor's degree or master's degree in any field.
  2. Applicants must have at least 65 points (quantitative),(verbal) or (equal weight) from Academic Personnel and Graduate Education Exam (ALES) given by Measuring Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or equivalent test score with minimum requirements specified by the Hacettepe University Senate from GRE and GMAT exams that have international validity.
  3. Applicants must have 60 points from Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (YDS) or equivalent score from nationally or internationally recognized exams approved by OSYM.
  4. International students' applications are accepted in line within “Hacettepe University Graduate Programme and Exam Regulation" in Official Gazette (29 November 2016, No:29900).
  5. The other terms will be implemented in accordance with Hacettepe University Graduate Study Education and Examination Regulation.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


Those who have completed all of the doctoral courses (120 ECTS) with success, have a GPA of at least 3.00 over 4.00 and be successful at the doctoral's defense examination are awarded the " Doctor of Philosophy " diploma in Family and Consumer Sciences program.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Recognition of prior learning in the Family and Consumer Sciences Program is in the form of recognition of courses taken in the special student status, receiving course equivalence from another enrolled program and recognition of completed credits in the process of transfer between programs within the rules determined by the Institute of Social Sciences.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


Family and Consumer Sciences department's Ph.D program is concerned with increasing the individuals' and families' quality of life; it provides adult education, carries out studies on active protection and education of the consumer, aims to form a healthy and efficient environment, generates human power to work as researcher, teacher, planner, consultant, and manager in various public, private institutions and organizations in the fields of family life education, consumer education and protection and physical environment and management.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


The main aim of the Family and Consumer Sciences Doctor of Philosophy graduate is to make life conditions healthier, safer and more satisfactory by considering the individual's, families', institutions', that is, the society's physical, economic, and psycho-social needs and provide research, planning, consultation and education services.

Family and Consumer Sciences Specialists may serve in the fields of family life education, consumer education and protection, physical environment and management and at various public and private institutions which aim to increase individuals' and families' life quality, deliver adult education, form a healthy and efficient environment, carry out studies for the purpose of protecting and educating the consumer actively .

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Ph.D. Program comprises 8 semesters. The program includes courses related to Family and Consumer Sciences field. The students should complete 240 ECTS credits, including courses (120 ECTS), and thesis (120 ECTS) to graduate. FCS PhD Program includes only two compulsory courses, which are ATB 731- Research Techniques and ATB 800 Preparation to Doctoral Proficiency. The rest of the courses are elective. In order to graduate from the FCS PhD Program, a PhD student has to complete 120 of the 240 ECTS credits with thesis, and 40 ECTS ( 33,3 % ) of the credits with compulsory courses and 80 ECTS (67,7 %) credits with electives. 1 ECTS credit corresponds to 30 hours of work.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Attendance to the postgraduate program, course grades, requirements for being successful in the courses, course repetition and other rules are determined by the related senate. The measurement and evaluation for each course is explained in detail in "Course Descriptions" section.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


Students who meet the "Degree Requirements and Regulations" have the right to graduate from the department.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Sibel Erkal Ph.D.

Head of the department


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Fax: +90 312 297 63 53

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