Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


 "Special Education" master program includes coursesabout child, family and society based developmental assessment and intervention. A special education specialist graduated from our program is responsible for the physical, mental, language and social assessment of children and adolescents with special needs and also for the preparation of interventional programs. 

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


 For the graduate program, candidates are required to have completed the undergraduate program in the Department of Child Development, Faculty of Healty Sciences, Hacettepe University; or another relevant graduate program about medical, health or educational sciences. Acceptance is under the authority of the department's committee.  Canditades who have passed  required exams (ALES, language proficiency and the interview exam) are accepted to Special Education graduate program.

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 meet the application requirements of Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations and Institute of Health Sciences.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


 During the program, students prepare a thesis (60 ECTS) in their field after completing their graduate courses (at least 60 ECTS). In addition, in line with the decision of the academic board taken, students are required to take at least 60% of the total ECTS credits they receive until the end of the semester.

If deemed successful in the thesis defense examination, they are entitled to receive a "Science Specialization" diploma in the Special Education program. Candidates who have received the Master of Science degree can apply for a doctorate program if they wish.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


The recognition of previous courses in Special Education Program is within the regulations of the Institute of Health Sciences. This process includes the recognition of courses taken as a special student, equivalence of courses taken from another program and the recognition of credits taken while transmitting from one program to another.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The aim of this program is to educate qualified and competent special education specialists who possess the universal scientist's qualifications in the subject of education and research, and also in the national and international field of special education.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Graduates have the opportunity to work as special education specialists, project coordinators, managers of special education and rehabilitation centers, and as academic personnel in universities. Various positions are also available in the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Social Services and Child Protection Agency, Prime Ministry Institution of Family Research, General Directorate of Special Education Guidance and Counselling Services, National Ministry of Education, Ministry of Family and Social Politics, UNICEF, ILO, and other private and public special education centres. Furthermore, they play important roles in preparing and managing TV programs, print and visual media geared towards children and youth with special needs.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


Special Education master's program includes vocational elective subjects about special education as well as compulsory courses. The required total credit (ECTS) to be taken in the program is 120 ECTS. Compulsory courses occupy 45% of the program while 55% of the courses are elective.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Assessment and grading of exams are made according to Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations. http://www.saglikbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/tr/menu/kanun_ve_yonetmelikler-219???????

D.16. Graduation Requirements


During the program, students prepare a thesis (60 ECTS) in their field after completing their graduate courses (at least 60 ECTS). Those who are successful in their thesis presentation are awarded the "Specialization in Science" diploma in the OZE program. http://www.saglikbilimleri.hacettepe.edu.tr/tr/menu/kanun_ve_yonetmelikler-219

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


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