Turkish and Social Sciences Education Graduate Program has started to admit students since 2017-2018 academic year. Social Studies Education master’ program with thesis is conducted within the Department of Turkish and Social Sciences Education and as formal education.

Objectives and Qualifications

The aim of the Social Studies Education master’ program with thesis is to train professional educators who are both academically and educationally well-supported and have the skills of scientific literacy, criticism, inquiring, researching and having high level thinking skills who can offer solutions to the problems they face. In addition, students who graduate from the department are expected to follow the scientific research process and have the ability to publish the results obtained in written and oral form in academic circles. Through this program, it is aimed that the social studies teachers, who have started both their professional career and those who prefer to progress in an academic institution, take one step further.

Acceptance Process

Application, evaluation and student admission requirements are presented below.

-Application Requirements

Having a Bachelor’s Degree

To have a score of at least 55 points in the test types required for admission on the ALES (Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam) or equivalent score on an exam which is considered equivalent to ALES by YÖK (Council of Higher Education)

Foreign language score is not required for Master’s Programs with thesis.

-Evaluation Requirements and Student Admission

Grade Point Average (GPA) of the candidate is evaluated according to grading system over 100 points. For candidates who do not have a grade over 100 points, the equivalence table determined by YÖK is used.

The sum of 50% of ALES score, 40% of GPA, (if any) 10% of foreign language score is calculated. Foreign language score of the candidates who do not have a foreign language score is accepted as zero.

In order for the candidate to be considered successful, the totals must be 60 points or above.

The scores obtained from the evaluation are ranked starting from the highest one. The number of permanent candidates is equal to the quota and the other students who apply are announced as substitute candidates. (Student announcements on the Institute web site should be followed since more than one substitute student list will be published until the quota is filled within the specified period.)

Candidates who do not make their final registration within the term are deemed to have waived their rights and the substitute candidates are announced.

-Graduation Requirements

The program consists of a total of at least 120 ECTS credits -21 national credits and not less than 60 ECTS credits in an academic year-, including at least eight courses and thesis studies, including a seminar course. The program completion period is four semesters and the program is completed in maximum six semesters.

The student can graduate if s/he completes the ECTS credits in the first two semesters and completes at least one semester in his /her thesis study.

Academic Staff

Prof. Dr. Dursun DİLEK (Head of the Department)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gülçin DİLEK

Assoc. Prof. Dr.Kibar AKTIN

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vafa SAVAŞKAN

Assoc. Prof. Hüseyin V. İMAMOĞLU


Dr. Hürü S. TEKİR


Dr. Sibel ÖNER

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zeynep EREN


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