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Psychology (MA, Ph.D.)

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Please submit an online application here. You must bring with you two hard copies of your application if you are invited for an interview. Hard copies should be delivered to the secretary office. (Office number: H353)

These are minimum necessary requirements for applying to Psychology Graduate programs.

CGPA: MA: Minimum 2.80 over 4.00 or 70%  Ph.D: Minimum 3.00 over 4.00 or 75%

MA: 60 (equally-weighted)
Ph.D: (with a Masters degree with thesis): 60 (equally-weighted)
Ph.D: (with an undergraduate degree): 80 (equally-weighted)

GRE: M.A: Minimum 300 points (total of verbal and quantitative exam scores)
Ph.D (with a Masters degree with thesis): Minimum 300 points (total of verbal and quantitative exam scores)
Ph.D (with an undergraduate degree with thesis): Minimum 312 points (total of verbal and quantitative exam scores)

ALES is required for resident Turkish citizens who are applying for the MA & PhD. programs. Turkish citizens who are residing abroad and non-Turkish citizens are asked to provide GRE scores instead of ALES. ALES and GRE scores are valid for 5 years.

English Proficiency: MA and Ph.D.: TOEFL IBT (at least 87), IELTS (at least 6.5 average and 5.5 from each section) or Proficiency in Academic English Exam (PAE) (at least C).

If you submit IELTS or Bilkent English Proficiency Exam results and you are applying for a PhD program, you also need to satisfy the foreign language requirement as imposed by the Inter-Universities Board (ÜAK) of Turkey. In that case, a minimum of 55 from YDS or its equivalents as listed by the Board, in a language other than the mother tongue must be submitted.

Validity period for all exams: 2 years

Proof of Degree: Bachelors’ or Masters’ degree

Transcripts: Undergraduate or Masters’ transcripts

Statement of Purpose: A letter describing past research experience or any other relevant experience, academic achievements, research interests, faculty members you are interested in working with, and motivations for applying for the program (Word limit: 500 to 800 words, double-spaced)

Letters of Recommendation: Three reference letters to support their application

Application Deadline: 22 May 2019

Date of Interviews: 11 June 2019

Department of Psychology
E-mail: psy.grad@bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: +90 312 290 3415