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. 

The Family and Consumer Sciences Department PhD Program has been carried out under the Faculty of Health Sciences until 1983, under the Health Sciences Institute between 1984-2006, and under the Social Sciences Institute since 2007. In principle, PhD Program is carried out with an interdisciplinary approach. 

Within the scope of our department, studies are carried out to achieve the desired quality of life for the individual, family and society by following the scientific literature in the field. In line with this goal, PhD Program aims to analyze the socio-demographic, economic, cultural, psycho-social and social characteristics of individuals and families, to determine their problems and needs, and to increase the quality of life by taking into account the available human and material resources according to the results obtained. Its mission is to develop proposals.

The main goal of the program is to provide students with the criteria and academic style that graduates who will receive the title of Doctor of Family and Consumer Sciences will use in preparing reports, analyzes and studies in the future. With the education given at the doctoral level, students are provided to critically evaluate the knowledge they have acquired in the field, to conduct academic research by examining the problems and needs at local, national and/or international levels from the perspective of the Family and Consumer Sciences field, and to take part in individual and team studies conducted by our department.

The language of instruction of the PhD program is Turkish but in conducting academic studies and following the relevant literature, students use academic English and benefit from computer and statistical analysis methods.

D.2 Qualification Awarded



D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


1. Phd program candidates who apply to the program must have completed a graduates from the Family and Consumer Sciences Department and graduates of any graduate program can apply. However, applicants who are accepted to the program other than Family and Consumer Sciences undergraduates are required to take a maximum of 5 courses from the undergraduate curriculum determined within the framework of the scientific preparation program, with the recommendation of the examination jury and the opinion of the Academic Board of the Department, if deemed necessary. Courses taken within the scope of the scientific preparation program are not counted towards the credit and ECTS load of the courses stipulated by the PhD programme. In order for students to start their PhD Programme, they must pass each scientific preparation course successfully (at least B2 grade).

2.Candidates are required to score at least 65 standard points from equal weight categories of the Academic Staff and Graduate Education Examination (Akademik Personel ve Lisans├╝st├╝ E─čitimine Giri┼č S─▒nav─▒, ALES) organized by Measurement, Selection and Placement Center (├ľl├žme, Se├žme ve Yerle┼čtirme Merkezi, ├ľSYM). Alternatively, applicants are required to submit an equivalent score, determined by the Hacettepe University Senate, in the internationally recognized GRE and GMAT examinations.

3.Candidates are required to score at least 60 in the Foreign Knowledge in Foreign Language Placement Examination (YDS/e-YDS/Y├ľKD─░L). Alternatively, applicants are required to submit an equivalent score from other foreign language examinations, held at the national or international level, whose equivalence is approved by OSYM. For detailed information, you can review the "International Foreign Language Exams┬á ┬áEquivalency Document" prepared by OSYM.

4. In order to be accepted to the program, the success ranking of the candidates is made by calculating 50% of the ALES score, 20% of the graduate graduation grade, 30% of the entrance exam grade. Candidates who score 60 points in the entrance exam are considered successful. The Entrance Exam is given by the faculty members of the department, verbally and/or in writing.

5. International student applications are accepted in accordance with the Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Examination Regulations published in the Official Gazette dated 26 November 2016 and numbered 29900.

6. The provisions not included above will be applied in accordance with the relevant provisions of Hacettepe University Postgraduate Education and Examination Regulations (Hacettepe ├ťniversitesi Lisans├╝st├╝ E─čitim ├ľ─čretim ve S─▒nav Y├Ânetmeli─či).

Application Special Conditions:

Candidates who meet the above application requirements are taken to the program entrance exam. Candidates who get the minimum score determined by the Department in exam are considered successful. The ranking of successful candidates is made by the examination jury according to the overall success grade.

The provisions not included above will be applied in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Hacettepe University Postgraduate Education and Examination Regulations.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


For students who have been accepted with a master's degree with a thesis, the doctorate program must not be less than 90 ECTS credits, excluding the preparation for the Proficiency Exam. It should consist of at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least seven courses, a seminar course, thesis proposal and thesis work. For students who have been accepted to a doctorate program integrated with a bachelor's degree, at least fourteen courses, thesis proposal and thesis study courses must be at least 42 national credits, excluding Seminar and Proficiency Exam Preparation courses. It consists of a total of 300 ECTS credits.

In order to pass a course, graduate students must get at least a grade of B2.

All of the above-mentioned criteria are based on the Hacettepe University Graduate Education, Instruction and Examination Regulations.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Recognition of prior learning in the Family and Consumer Sciences PhD 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. All of the above-mentioned criteria are based on the Hacettepe University Graduate Education, Instruction and Examination Regulations.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The aim of the Ph.D. program is to make students obtain academic expertise in different areas of the Family and Consumer Sciences discipline. To this end, in addition to compulsory courses, a wide variety of elective courses are offered. The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences PhD programme is a program whose subject area is to improve the quality of life of individuals and families, provides adult education, carries out activities for the active protection and education of consumers, and aims to create a healthy and productive environment. By this, Ph.D. candidates can identify their specific areas of expertise and develop themselves in this direction.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Graduates of the Ph.D. in Family and Consumer Sciences have the opportunity to find employment in stature universities, private sector or public institutions.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme


The PhD program is 4 years in total, 2 years of course and 2 years of thesis (Maximum duration is 6 years). Of the 240 ECTS students are compulsory to take in total, 70 must be completed from elective courses, 20 from compulsory courses, 30 from proficiency preparation courses and 120 from Special Subjects. At most two of the courses to be taken by the PhD student can be selected from the master's courses, provided that they were not taken during the master's education. In order for students to successfully complete the program, they must have completed their thesis work and the study should be accepted as a doctoral thesis.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Quantification and assessment procedures for each course are described in courses' information packages, under the "assessment methods" item, prepared by the related faculty members. Regarding exams and course grades, the related provisions of Hacettepe University Graduate Education, Instruction and Examination Regulations are applied.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


For a student to get the PhD degree, she/he is required to take total of 240 ECTS comprising of 120 ECTS from courses and 120 ECTS thesis work. Students who meet the graduation conditions according to Hacettepe University Regulations for Graduate Program get right to graduate from this program.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Arzu ┼×ENER Ph.D.

Head of the department


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