Clinical Psychology, M.A. | Koc University | Istanbul, Turkey
24 months
19500 USD/year
7338 USD/year
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Koc University's master’s program in Clinical Psychology aims to provide students with clinical competence and expertise in the fields of psychological assessment and psychotherapy, as well as to improve their scientific thinking and research skills.


The Clinical Psychology program at Koc University employs faculty members who specialize in topics of suicide, depression, personality disorders, trauma, social anxiety disorder, sexual orientations and identities, emotion regulation difficulties, addiction, effects of forced migration, stress, and the role of cultural factors in the onset and treatment of psychopathology, as well as evidence-based interventions such as problem solving therapy, systemic therapies, and psychotherapy processes. Students will gain experience in clinical psychology research by participating in national and international projects carried out by faculty members.

Learning outcomes

  • At the end of the two year progam the graduates will reach a competent level in interview techniques, psychological assessment, and Problem-Solving Therapy, which involve intensive clinical practice.
  • During their first year,  students will attend KU Mental Health Lab research meetings while  taking courses that include theory and practice and in their second year they will do their internship at the Koç University Hospital and/or partnered mental health facilities. 
  • The program will train experts who are familiar with the scientific method within the framework of balanced science and practice, who also have command of evidence-based psychotherapy models and are competent in psychological assessment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Adult Psychopathology
  • Approaches to Psychotherapy
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Clinical Psychology
  • Problem Solving Therapy
  • Language Development Theories and Applications 
  • Cognitive Development
  • Psychology of Close Relationships 
  • Ethics in Psychology
  • Clinical Interventions to Trauma

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


44 alternative credits


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

  • Must have a BA/BS degree in Psychology.
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • CV
  • Transcripts: you must have a min 2,90 GPA (or equivalent)  for application
  • Letters of Recommendation: the Graduate School requires two letters of recommendation by persons well qualified to speak from first-hand knowledge about the applicant’s potential for graduate study.
  • GRE/ALES :
  • ALES Score Equal Weight or Verbal : 70GRE Score Quantitative: 153
  • All applicants must have good command in Turkish and in English. 
  • Written Exam: MOCK Exam to all eligible applicants, Written Exam to shortlisted applicants only. Both exams aim to test the candidates’ knowledge in methods and theories in Clinical Psychology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7338 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Turkish students: 136500 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.


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