Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Educational Sciences - Educational Sciences - Guidance and Psychological Counseling
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
The first program under the title of “Psychological Services in Education”, which was affiliated to Social Sciences Institute, was opened in 1987. Since 1994, within the scope of Institute of Education Sciences, the program titled as “Guidance and Psychological Counseling” has been continuing to open.
Qualification Awarded
“Guidance and Psychological Counseling Specialist” title is received
Specific Admission Requirements
Applicants of the Master’s program must have obtained a minimum of 60 standard score from Academic Staff and Graduate Education Entrance Exam (ALES) centrally carried out by ÖSYM or from the exams whose equivalency are determined by Interuniversity Board. As application document ALES and a transcript from higher education institution certifying license degree must be submitted to the institution. If the candidate succeeds in the scientific assessment test and the Interview exams within the exam dates announced by the institute, s/he becomes entitled to enroll to the program.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
In order to apply to Master’s program, the psychology or psychological counseling license degree announced by Institute of Education Sciences is required to be received.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Student must successfully complete theoretical and practical studies prescribed by the program. The duration to complete the Master’s program with thesis is four semesters. The thesis defense exam is done within 2 months following the submission of thesis. At the end of four semesters, the student who has not successfully completed credit courses and seminar courses or even though s/he has completed successfully at the end of this period, the student, who has a weighted grade point average (GPA) below 2.50, is dismissed from the institution.
Profile of The Programme
It is aimed to provide academic qualification as Guidance and Psychological Counseling Specialist.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
They work as school psychological counselors within the “counselor” staff in private and public schools under the Ministry of National Education. They work as guide and psychological counselor at the Guidance and Research Centers and private education centers. They are also employed with “pedagogue” title in T.R. Ministry of Justice, juvenile courts. They are employed in order to perform tasks, such as providing support for personal development and recruitment at Human Resources departments of the organizations in private sector. They may work as psychological counselors in private and public institutions. They may work in Psychological Guidance Offices at law enforcement agency. They may instruct undergraduate and graduate courses at state and foundation universities.
Access to Further Studies
Students who fulfill the requirements of Master’s degree may apply to the Ph.D. program.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
At least one midterm and final exams for credit courses and seminar courses of Master’s program are conducted. The contribution of midterm exams to the success is 40% and final exams, 60%. Registered students of the program must get at least 65 or higher points and attend to all courses.
Graduation Requirements
Department Head of Guidance and Psychological Counseling recommends a thesis advisor for every student until the end of 2nd semester at the latest and this advisor must have been approved by Institute Administrative Board. Student, under the supervision of this thesis advisor until the end of registration period of the 3rd semester, determines a thesis topic and prepares a thesis proposal within the framework of the principles determined by the relevant administrative board and must notify the Institute of Education Sciences. Following this proposal’s approval by the Institute board of directors, the student needs to present an appropriate work schedule to the thesis advisor and carry out this schedule on a regular basis. At the end of the semester, the student prepares his/her studies regarding thesis in a report format for follow-up with the approval of thesis advisor and submit to his/her advisor in a written form. Thesis advisor must evaluate this report as successful/unsuccessful and send to the institute via department head. In case the student fails to submit his follow-up report twice in a row or the advisor qualifies the student as unsuccessful 3 times in intervals or in a row, his/her registration is deleted from the Institute. Student in the Master’s Program with thesis must defend the thesis s/he has written, orally in the presence of a jury within the specified period and in accordance with the rules. For each thesis completed, a jury proposal is submitted by the Department Head to the Institute and it is approved by the board of directors. Appointed jury members gather within maximum 1 month following the date the thesis is submitted to them and take the candidate’s oral thesis defense. At the end of the defense, signed jury report that is “accepted” unanimously or with majority of votes within latest 3 days must be submitted to Institute. The student, who completed thesis exam and other requirements successfully, must submit 2 bound copies and 3 electronic copies of the thesis (including abstracts in Turkish and Foreign languages) to the Institute within not later than 1 month following the defense exam.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof. Dr. Halil Ekşi, Marmara University, Ataturk Education Faculty, Education Sciences Department, Guidance and Psychological Counseling Major, Goztepe Campus Kadikoy-Istanbul 0216 345 90 90, internal 257
Main Library in Prof. Dr. Orhan Oguz building in Marmara University Goztepe Campus and the library in Ataturk Education Faculty building are offered to the service of students. It is possible to access to free papers, books, doctorate thesis catalog via academic databases on university website. A connection with the other universities’ electronic library databases is provided through university Ankos (collective-data browsing system). Free Internet and computer facilities are offered to the students at the Information center on Goztepe Campus. Guidance and Psychological Counseling Practice Unit affiliated to the Guidance and Psychological Counseling Department provides services in order to carry out undergraduate and graduate practices.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 To choose proper statistical techniques
2 to differentiate type of research variables
3 To do different statistical analyses
4 To choose proper statistical techniques for research problems
5 To differentiate research variables
6 To apply “exploration” phase of psychological guidance techniques.
7 To be able to apply psychological counseling techniques inproper time and place
8 To critise of a psychological counseling session.
9 To know post modern scientific theories.
10 To explain science philosophy approaches differences.
11 To describe emotional diversification in different adulthood periods.
12 To know old age cognitive problems.
13 To write an acceptable scientific research report
14 To be able to say differences between scientific research designs
15 To organize psychological groups according to various group techniques.
16 To do group counseling according to different group counseling techniques.
17 Knowing different career counseling techniques.
18 To say difference among coaching and mentoring
19 To know psychological tests which is used in career counseling
20 To describe to career counseling process.
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 EGT703 Educational Statistics Compulsory 3 0 6
2 EGT757 Research Methods Compulsory 2 0 5
3 PDR701 Individual Counseling Skills and Application Compulsory 2 0 4
4 PDR703 Psychological Counseling Practices in Group Compulsory 3 0 5
5 PDR705 Post Trauma Interventions Compulsory 3 0 5
6 PDR-S1 Elective - 1 Elective 2 0 5
Total 15 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 PDR700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 3
2 PDR702 Seminar in Fieldwork Compulsory 3 0 5
3 PDR704 Career Development Compulsory 3 0 6
4 PDR706 Introduction to Transactional Analysis Compulsory 3 0 5
5 PDR708 Guidance and Counseling in Adulthood and Old Age Compulsory 3 0 5
6 PDR730 Philosophy of Science Compulsory 3 0 6
Total 15 2 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60
1 . Semester > PDR-S1 Elective - 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 PDR751 Couple and Family Therapy Compulsory 2 0 5
2 PDR753 Educational Counselling Compulsory 2 0 5
3 PDR755 Adjustment Problems in Schools Compulsory 2 0 5