PhD in Psychology Program (Ph.D. on M.S. in Psychology), Developmental Psychology Option
Graduate Exam: ALES or GRE score (ALES EA 75)
English Proficiency Exam: METU IYS (75)
Reference Letter: 2 reference letters (from applicants outside of METU Psychology Department)
Letter of Intention: A letter of intention in English.
Students with a B.Sc. degree in psychology can apply for the Ph.D. program even if they have a masters degree from a different discipline. Students from other disciplines need an M.S. degree in Developmental Psychology.
The evaluation criteria are as follows: 50% ALES or GRE, 30% GPA, 20% Interview
The number of students who will be accepted to the programs may change based on the needs of the department.
There are 7 must, 3 elective courses. All courses are 3 credit except PSY699 and PSY 800-900. Elective courses will be chosen based on the student's interests and needs.
|Developmental Psychology PhD. course list|
|PSY600||Proseminar in Psychology|
|PSY621||Multilevel Modeling: Applications for Psychology|
|PSY 699||PhD Dissertation|
|PSY 800-900||Special Studies/Topics|
|PSY671||Supervised Research I.|
|PSY672||Supervised Research II.|
|PSY673||Supervised Research III.|
|Area Elective||1 course|
Either area (developmental) or another area electives
PSY 526 Memory Development
PSY 529 Applied Development
PSY 622 Developmental Interventions
PSY 514 Language Development and Bilingualism
PSY 512 Developmental Psychopathology
PSY 513 Issues in Applied Cognitive Development
PSY 515 Adult Development and Aging
PSY 516 Development of Social Cognition
PSY 518 Development of Children with Disabilities
PSY 520 Socialization
PSY 525 Life Span Developmental Theory
PSY 528 Adolescence: Theory, Problems, and Applications
PSY 534 Tests and Measurement in Child Development
Requirements before starting to thesis
Before starting to thesis students are expected to complete all course requirements and pass the PhD proficiency exam. PhD proficiency exam written form has three components:
1. Comprehensive exam in developmental psychology
2. Preparation of one undergraduate and one graduate course syllabus
3. Preparing a research program in developmental psychology PhD proficiency oral exam: Candidates are expected to defend their written exam.