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Psychology (without Thesis)

Koc University

12 months
9800 USD/year
7652 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Psychology aims at producing theoretical and applied research, scholarship, and teaching at a quality that meets and even exceeds the national and international academic standards and at addressing issues that are relevant to national and human development. This Psychology (without Thesis) is offered at Koc University.


The Department of Psychology at Koc University seeks active participation of the students in such research projects, to help them gain first-hand experience in conducting research and to familiarize them with issues that are of concern to human development.

The department expects the students to gain knowledge in almost all fields of psychology and to be aware of different approaches to psychology. The interests of the faculty include a wide range of areas such as cognitive, social, social-cognitive, cross-cultural, organizational, developmental, clinical psychology, and psychology of language.

Students get a chance to actively participate in national and international research projects that are conducted by our faculty. The department also regularly invites leading national and international scholars in psychology to introduce students to the field at large.

The Psychology (without Thesis) Graduate Program offers four research tracks in the following areas:

  • Clinical Psychological Science
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social I/O Psychology


Graduates of Koç University Psychology graduate programs can continue their academic careers in Turkey and abroad. And they also will be privileged to work in hospitals, rest homes and rehabilitation centers, schools, courses, prisons and human resources departments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Culture and Self
  • Emotion and Motivation
  • Cognitive Development
  • Social Development
  • Applied Developmental Psychology
  • Neural Bases of Memory
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (quantitative)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are expected to be graduated from an undergraduate program. Students, who are still studying and are expected to graduate before the Fall Term, can also apply.

•    Official Transcripts: Minimum GPA of 3,30/4,00 •    Applicant should have taken at least one course from each group listed below with a “B” or equivalent grade.

Group 1: Introduction to Psychology, Recent Topics in PsychologyGroup 2: Statistics, Research MethodsGroup 3: Social, Developmental, Cognitive, Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

•    English Proficiency:

•    ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı): Min. 70 (Equally Weighted)•    GRE (Graduate Record Examination; For International Applicants): Min.153 from Quantitative•    2 letters of recommendation.

After application, all applications are evaluated by the committee and ranked within their ALES/GRE scores, recommendation letters etc. If needed, interviews are held by the committee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9800 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7652 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7652 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Turkish students: 67500 Turkish Lira

Living costs for Istanbul

2000 - 3240 TRY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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