Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program


Department of Psychology established in 1964 and a two-year mainstream graduate (masters) education. Apart from the courses given by the General Psychology Masters Program and the other courses, the language of instruction is Turkish.

The main aim of the General Psychology Masters Program is to raise qualified graduated students from masters program for our country. For this reason, the students attend practicum courses of their education in order to transform their theoretical knowledge on teaching profession into skills and to develop their knowledge. Our graduate program titled ?General Psychology?. However, students are able to target four area of specialization (Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology and Industrial and Organizational Psychology) at psychology by related courses.
General Psychology Master's Program 2023-2024 Academic Fall Semester quota: 10 Maximum 
Maximum duration: 6 semesters
Graduation Title: Expert Psychologist

Internship Status: None

D.2 Qualification Awarded


Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification



D.4. Provisions for Registration


1. Applicants who apply to the program must have completed a four-year Bachelor's Degree with an average of at least 3.00 over 4.00 (four).

2. Applicants are required to score at least 75 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. Applicants are required to score at least 70 in the Foreign Knowledge in Foreign Language Placement Examination (Yabanc─▒ Dil Seviye Tespit S─▒nav─▒, YDS). 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 ├ľSYM.

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 students who do not have Psychology degree are admitted to the take relevant course/s from Scientific Preparation Programme, in case deemed to be a necessary by the jury.

6. Those conditions, which are not included, are applied in accordance with the related provisions of the Hacettepe University Graduate Education, Instruction and Examination Regulations (Hacettepe ├ťniversitesi Lisans├╝st E─čitim, ├ľ─čretim ve S─▒nav Y├Ânetmeli─či).

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations


Requirements of the acquired degree and rules determined by "Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Teaching Regulations". Related regulations as follows:

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning


Students who are accepted to register in the General Psychology Master's Program complete their graduate education or get an equivalent education. Those who have completed an undergraduate degree or an equivalent foreign training and possess the requirements determined by the University Senate may apply as a candidate of General Psychology Master's program. During admission, sub-field of psychology in which the applicant wants to do master's degree is determined (cognitive psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology). If the candidate is from discipline other than psychology which accepted by academic council, Scientific Preparatory Program is proposed as a prerequisite before starting the graduate courses.

D.7. Goals and Objectives


The General Psychology Master's Program is a program which raises graduated from general psychology masters program who are sensible to humanity, society and moral values; respectful to themselves and around; qualified in their profession; in pursuit of life-long learning; supportive of scientific way of thinking; effective users of their mother tongue, skilled in fulfilling requirements of modern psychology methods; open to different thoughts and cultures, able to think creatively and critically.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


Graduates of General Psychology Master's Program can work as psychologist at schools, kindergardens, hospitals, nursing homes, lock-up houses, house of corrections, as instructors, research assistants at universities; as officials at public and private institutions and organizations and also work as officials in departments of human resources.

D.13. Access to Further Studies



D.14. Profile of the Programme


General Psychology Master's Program consists of 4 terms. General Psychology Master's Program consists of 43 courses totally. In the program must courses %30 and elective courses %70 are provided comprising of the curriculum. Students are free to choose year courses in fall or spring semester.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading


Testing and evaluation methods implemented in the courses are defined in the “Course Instructional Plan” which takes place in the information package. For testing and evaluation methods see "Hacettepe University Graduate Education and Teaching Regulations". Regulations are as follows:

D.16. Graduation Requirements


Graduation requirements of General Psychology Master's Program are determined by "Hacettepe University Education and Teaching Regulations". Regulations are as follows:

D.17. Education Type


1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director


Prof. Dr. Sait ULUÇ

Head of Department


Tel: +90 312 297 8325

Fax: +90 312 299 2008

Address: Hacettepe University Faculty of Letter Department of Psychology 06800

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