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

D.1. General Information about Program


As one of the oldest program in the country, the Psychological Counseling and Guidance Doctoral Program train graduate students equipped with advanced knowledge in scientific research and methodology; advanced skills and knowledge in areas of psychological counseling such as school counseling, mental health counseling, family therapy and student personnel services. The program also strives to embody its students with highest ethical standards as scientists and practitioners.

D.2 Qualification Awarded



D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


Students are admitted to the degree program based upon standards specified by H.U. Graduate Education and Examination Guide. Persons holding master's degrees in the areas of Psychological Counseling and Guidance and Psychological Services in Education (only Psychological Counseling and Guidance Program) and Psychology can apply to the program. Specific admission criteria involve students' GPAs, their scores on foreign language and on the national Graduate Education Examination as well as their scores on the oral examination (interview) by the admission committee at the Division of Psychological Counseling and Guidance.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


Students are awarded the doctoral degree upon successful completion of the coursework of 240 ECTS (half of which involve course work and the other half dissertation work), within a four-year span as well as successful completion of the doctoral qualifying examination held in accordance with standards of the H.U. Graduate Education and Examination Guide and a doctoral dissertation approved by their respective doctoral committees and by the Institute of Social Sciences.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Prior learning experiences are recognized in accordance with the criteria specified in the H.U. Graduate Education and Examination Guide.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The purpose of the program is to train doctoral level psychological counseling and guidance students as researchers, leaders and practitioners with comprehensive breath and depth of knowledge/skills in sub-areas of counseling (school counseling, mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy and student personnel services); counseling supervision; counselor education; equipped with an array of skills and knowledge to work with diverse populations at various counseling settings and as individuals committed to high ethical standards; human rights and improvement of human well-being and the field of psychological counseling and guidance.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Although the great majority of the graduates of the program work at universities as faculty members some also work at a variety of settings including private counseling centers, army and police headquarters, courts of family and children and other health or industrial institutions.

D.13. Access to Further Studies


D.14. Profile of the Programme



The program is consisted of 25 courses of which 5 (20%) are required and 20 (80%) are electives. 

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Assessment for each course is subject to its respective instructor's choice. On the other hand, the instructors essentially follow principles specified by Hacettepe University's Graduate Education Examination Guide.

D.16. Graduation Requirements


Graduation requirements are specified at the “Qualification Requirements” section.

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Program Director or Equivalent:┬áProfessor ┼×efika ┼×ule ER├çET─░N

Address: Hacettepe University, Beytepe Campus, Institute of Social Sciences; Department of Educational Sciences; Division in Psychological Counseling & Guidance 06800, Beytepe, Ankara

Phone: 90 (312) 2978550/51

Fax: 90 (312) 2992027

Division Chair: Professor T├╝rkan DO─×AN┬á

Division Chair?s E-mail: 

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